Laina Rose - 8!!!

Dear Laina,

You are eight months old today!  My gosh, the time has flown by so quickly.  What are you up to these days?
You are 26 1/2 inches long and weigh 18 1/2 pounds....a.k.a. you're super fun to squish and squeeze.  :)
Your hair is coming in pretty dark and very thick.  When it's humid out, it curls just a bit on the top....curls like your sisters'?  We'll see!
You LOOOOOVE to eat!  Seriously, you're still nursing every 3 hours and eating 3 square meals on top of that.  To think I was ever worried about you not eating enough in the beginning just makes me laugh now.
You are starting to have a fear of men, which is fine with us, especially since that fear does not include your father.  If you would like, you may keep this fear going for at least the next thirty years of your life.  Please and thank you.
You still sit up with the best of them and you are so flexible!  I truly think no toy has been out of your reach once yet.....very impressive!
We're working on crawling, although you're not too amused.  We put you on all fours and you just lay your head on the floor, butt in the air.  You're as cute as can be but not highly motivated it seems.  Maybe if we dangle some yummies in front of you, you'll try and move a bit more.  :)
You are in LOOOOOVE with your big brother.  Heaven only knows why since he is constantly tackling you and sticking his dirty fingers in your face but you do.
You have this new smile with a scrunched up nose that is to die for.
Yep.  There it is.  Cutest.Thing.Ever. 
You have two new teeth!  Both of your bottom middles finally came in!  Way to on to some REAL Cheerios or something exciting like that!
We just got your first swimsuit!  I cannot wait to take you on your first trip to the beach.  You already defy the "typical baby" stereotypes and love the textures of grass and sand so I'm sure we'll have loads of fun!
You are such a joy to have in our family.  We all love you to pieces and can't get enough of kissing your sweet cheeks.  I could use up the entire battery life of my camera just to keep getting shots of you and all of your cuteness.  Don't believe me?  Here's proof!
Happy 8 months, Laina!  Please don't let the next four go by so quickly!  I'm not ready to have you be 1!  Eek!!!


Emily said...

Oh my! It's like you have two sets of twins!! Love me some squishy baby! Happy 8 month Birthday Laina!!

Lindsay said...

Good luck with that whole fear of men thing lasting. I seem to remember another member of the Manne 6 that had the same fear. And she was married with four kids before the age of 30. ;)

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