8 Months Old

Elly is 8 months old today. She is growing up so fast!

Despite not whole-heartedly embracing solid food, Elly remains off the charts in weight. At 25 lbs, she has outgrown all her clothes labeled 12-months or smaller.

On the other hand, I struggle to keep Elly from trying to eat everything that isn’t food. Why she just loves to try and eat leaves.

She is constantly trying to pull herself up and “cruise” (walk while holding tight to somebody or something) around.

Yet, she has no interest in crawling. Every once in a while, she fools us into thinking she is going to crawl. She poses herself perfectly on all fours. Then, she moves one hand forward and pushes her knees out, landing flat on her belly. If she really wants something, she might drag herself along the floor just using her arms. More often, she cries about being on her tummy until Dan or I help her up.

One of her favorite new toys is an activity desk.

She is able to pull herself up by just grabbing an edge. It’s the perfect height for her to hold onto or to lean on. Though all the buttons make noise, she spends most of her time just turning the page in the book back and forth.

Elly adores Jake. Her face lights up when he walks into the room. The feeling is mutual.

Jake is pretty thrilled to have Elly around too despite getting fistfuls of hair pulled out on occasion. You see, Jake loves cleaning up after Elly’s spills during mealtime.

This is a post from Knitted Gem’s blog, authored by Marie Haigh.


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