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8 Months

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Today my little Ada is 8 months old… 8 months old! She is growing and changing so fast! She now weighs 18 pounds and in the 80 percentile in height! I have noticed that she has started to lose some of her baby fat, mostly around her thighs. They are just not as chubby as they use to be! But she is still rocking those kissable, chubby cheeks!

Ada hasn’t given any indication that she wants to crawl, but we are working on rolling. She has the movements down pat, but hasn’t discovered that they are useful to help her get from A to B; at least, not yet. I am sure that she will be rolling on her own very soon, although she is perfectly content to sit and play with her toys right now. She is reaching further for objects now and is curious about everything around her. I am hoping that curiosity will be what motivates her to start moving. I am sure she will move about when she is good and ready. She does get the stubborn gene, honestly; from both sides! 😉

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Ada is very gentle and easy going. She is grabbing for things, more than she was; but she is still so very gentle about it. It is actually so sweet watching her grab for something new. She gets a little hesitant before going for it – like she is asking permission to take it. Ada is pretty much happy all the time, as long as either Randy or I am with her. 😉 This might prove to be problematic here soon when we have our 30th birthday party!

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The new game that she loves to play right now, is telephone. I will pretend that the baby monitor is a phone and place it over her ear. She just smiles and giggles every time! I guess I need to find her a toy phone to play with; any suggestions? Ada still loves to play peek-a-boo and will now hold her blanket over her face, bring down the blanket, and say, “Boo!” I have noticed this past month that she is looking at things and calling them by name. She is saying; mama, dada, kitty, hey, bath, and boo. I am not sure which word was her first official word; probably dada but it could have been mama… or kitty. 🙂

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Ada has now started to dance! It is the greatest thing ever! Whenever she is sitting with all her toys and she is in a good mood; she will start moving up and down to her own humming or to music playing in the background. She just started this a few days ago and it just makes me smile every time she does it. I love seeing her in such a happy mood! Although, this poor child will most likely have our dance moves when she starts walking… bless her heart!

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Ada enjoys being outside and has just started sitting in her big girl stroller!!! She loves it! We take walks around the neighborhood every day, weather permitting. She just sits there looking at all the trees and talks away; all the while, sporting her new pink shades. Isn’t she the coolest baby? 😉

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Ada Marie, you are so very loved! We are the luckiest parents in the world and you have made us so very happy! Happy 8 Months!

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