It’s the 15th April which means that today Amelia is 8 months old!! That is just absolutely mad! Cannot believe how fast the time is going (however cliché that is to say). This post will just be updating you on what Amelia is up to.
Amelia had her 8 month check couple of weeks ago so before she turned 8 months but hey ho! The health visitor came over just to see how she was getting on. She checked through her red book to see if her immunisations were all up to date, Amelia was weighed and measured. She is now just over 17lb and is 69cm. She is following on the 50th centile and has followed this line since she was born. She also wanted to see if she had reached all the milestones that she should of by 8 months and she had!
For the last month Amelia’s vocabulary has really developed. She’s obviously not reciting Shakespeare but she experiments more with the different sounds her mouth can make. Recently there has been a lot of “bob” “baba” and “blub”. She still says a lot of the “a” sound with “lala” and “rara”. It is quite funny when she makes a new noise/sound as she seems to repeat that then for the next few days. On the same lines as speech she is just sooooo noisy!! From the minute she wakes up to the minute she goes to bed she does not stop jibbering, singing and chatting away. It is so cute but she is actually really loud. There have been a few times when she actually drowns me out of the conversation because I can’t hear what other people are saying or she is making noises over me.
Amelia has also learnt this high pitched scream. It is horrible!! Sounds like she is in pain but she does it and has learned that it gets a very quick reaction from anyone who is around. It is usually attention seeking or used when she doesn’t want to do something. Sometimes when going into her car seat or when she is bored playing with a particular toy.
Amelia does a lot more “playing” now. Rather than just chewing everything (still 70% of the time) and bashing it she actually concentrates on taking the rings off the cone and if we are really concentrating she can stack them back on. This only happens very occasionally and is done with a lot of dribble and a very serious face. She has some plastic spoons which she loves to play with and to hit them onto her stacking cups. Amelia loves looking at the detail of things; spinning a wheel on a toy car or poking at the little buttons on things. This has really become noticeable in the last month. She recently got a toy drum from Nana which makes a drum noise when you bang it and the music button plays a fast forward version of the Macarena (which is a bit weird). She can only do that for a little before she wants to tip it over and look underneath and fiddle with the legs.
She is not yet crawling but does a lot more rolling now and is looking more and more like she is ready to move by the day. She reaches for things and quite often does a bit of a head first action into the floor but isn’t quite strong enough to be on all fours yet!
Food wise we are experimenting more and more as time goes on and the lumpiness of the food is increasing. She had roast beef the other day and tried salmon for the first time; both of which she really enjoyed. She is getting better with finger foods but gets quite distracted by the dog and enjoys dropping food on the floor for him. So finger food can be a little bit of a nightmare. At around 7 months she started having 3 meals a day and enjoys having water with lunch and dinner which I am really pleased with. She can now hold her own milk bottle but isn’t quite there with the water cup!
Sleeping is still very successful most nights. Amelia will go down about 7:30pm and mostly sleep through until between 7-8am then she has a bottle first thing and goes straight back to sleep for anything as little as half an hour to two hours! But like most babies there are some nights with early morning wake-ups for no reason.
We have a few friends with babies of similar ages and a month or two older that we see quite a lot of and she enjoys playing with their toys and spending time with them. Plus it is great for me to have made some friends with babies! Very soon it will be the beginnings of first birthday parties!
Her personality is just developing constantly and I cannot believe how much of a little person she is at just 8 months! Amelia is getting better at recognising people but is very serious with people that she doesn’t know, if you’re lucky you might get a smile! She knows when she is being cheeky and she definitely knows when she is doing something she shouldn’t (I can’t believe they learnt this so quickly!?)
With the nice weather we have been outside a lot more on walks which Amelia loves. She is so nosey so enjoys peeping her head out the side of the pram to see what’s going on. Most of the girls I went to school with are back for Easter at the moment and soon it will be the summer holidays so I am really looking forward to some days at the beach and picnics in the park. Some of them haven’t seen Amelia for a little while so she will basically be a giant to them! Plus Amelia’s wardrobe is ready for some warmer weather; pretty summer dresses with little socks and sunhats!
That is probably about it….oh other than it is possible she is getting cuter as the months go on!
Would love to know what your little ones were up to by 8 months.
Thanks for reading xx