Eight month stats (P)

Presley is eight months old!

Our Sweet P turned 8 months old last Friday (01/15). I think to myself, far too often, that it feels LITERALLY like yesterday that we brought her home. She's just growing so much & so fast. Here's the latest & greatest:

- I've come to terms to just accept and move on w/the fact that she can roll (and will, when she wants to), but that it's just not in her personality to constantly be moving, unless she wants to or has to. 
- Has a tooth (bottom left), but it's just kind of there.
- Loves to kicks humans. Ha!
- Takes about 2 naps during the day (one in the morning around 9:30 for about an hour to two hours), and one in the afternoon when her sister goes down @ 1pm (and that nap's usually around 3 hours). She's pretty much dropped her pre-sleep nap, but sometimes she does like to take a little nap before bed time. It's the Papa Joe in her. 
- Really likes chewing on momma and dada's phone cases. I've decided it has nothing to do w/the phone itself. It's the actual case and rubber on the sides. It's almost like her own little teething ring.
- Has really picked up the whole baby food thing. In fact, she still loves squash & sweet potatoes, but has really gotten the hang of the fruits now. She digs apples, pears, and peaches, but struggles w/bananas. Girl, I don't blame you. 
- Still growls. A lot.
- Has started saying Dada. We think. 
- Eats more baby food than formula. We're trying to ween her slowly off formula, so it's not that hard of a transition when she turns 12 months. We just try not to give her as much as often. We still give it to her though. It's good for her at this age still. 
- Sits up and plays in her Pack 'N Play. She can even sit up (on her own) on the floor too. She does so well & has so much fun! It's so cute to see her reach for all her toys. 
- Is pretty close to pulling herself up, from the laying down position. 
- Can almost pop herself out of her Bumbo. I'm thinking it's almost time for the high chair! 
- Does really really well sitting up in the bath tub. She doesn't kick & splash as much as when she's laying down, but it's still fun to see her playing w/the water. And it's easier to clean her back and back of her baby head. 
- Loves facetiming and thinks it's all about her. In fact, she will growl (or make ANY house she can), so we pay attention to her. She's starting to recognize my mom's face and voice and gets really excited when the camera's on her. 
- And got her first cold this winter, but handled it so so well. She was so close to getting RSV but luckily didn't, and only ended up w/a sinus and ear infection and a little bit of wheezing. We did breathing treatments on her every 4 hours, for 2 weeks, but other than that, she did great and didn't ONCE complain. She was just a very cuddly baby. What's new?!?! We love our Sweet P!


Seven month stats (P)

Presley is seven months old!

Our little Miss P June turned 7 months old a whole month ago (Tuesday, December 15th). We love her so much & can't believe how big she's getting.
Here's what she's been up to:

- She still has the ability to roll from front to back & back to front, but why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?!?!
- Still drooling a ton, but no teeth that we know of. 
- Kicks and kicks and kicks and kicks A TON; Especially while on her changing table.
- Loves to wake up at least 30 minutes before Jovi & is thoroughly entertained by her until we come in to get them. 
- Enjoys putting her feet in her mouth. All the time. It's like they taste like chicken or something?
- Does exceptional when it comes to baby food. Squash & sweet potato are her favorites. No fruits yet. Nope.
- Thinks it's rude for us to eat/drink in front of her and will just stare into your soul until acknowledged. 
- Has started this new thing where she smacks her lips. I can't tell if she's mimicking kisses, trying to talk, or hoping to get a tooth in, but either way, it's the cutest thing & she looks like an old lady w/that gummy little smile. 
- Still eats 6 ounces every 3 hours. But now that she's eating baby food some-what well, we try to give her less formula, if she eats an entire container of baby food. She does pretty well w/that idea too. 
- Has a little bit of trouble sitting up on her own, still, but is getting there! Baby steps people.
- Is determined to pull herself up, when being laid down on the changing table or in her car seat. It's like, if you want to move so bad, don't wait until we lay you down girlfriend. Try to move & crawl on your own when you have the chance! Right? Right? Am I right?!?!
- Totally outgrew the Mamaroo swing. That one was bitter sweet for me, but it's gone. All gone. She didn't want to have anything to do w/that anymore. Got bored after the 6 month mark, just like her big sister.
- Really enjoys bath time. And I mean REALLY. She used to SCREAM in the tub; Especially if Jake bathed her (ha!), but now it's like her favorite thing, besides kisses, snuggles, her sister, and of course FOOD. So we can consider bath time on the list of top 5 favorite things to do. You'd think all that kicking would hurt her heels! Nope. Apparently it doesn't.
- She really really (and I mean REALLY) enjoys a good game of Peek-A-Boo w/her big sissy. Peek-A-Boo is really a game for Jovi, but Presley thinks it's for her and I'm quite all right w/that, because that means BOTH girls are happy at the same time. Not that it's a hard thing to accomplish, but ya know how toddler land is- One minute they're happy & the next minute they're not, so yeah. If they both think that game is for them, then SO BE IT. We love Peek-A-Boo!
- Is a very happy, well loved, beautiful, chunky, soft, squishy baby. Really, she's just been through so much since coming into this world, and she handles it ALL like a champ. Only fusses when tired or hungry. Both my babies have been pretty chill like that. Thank goodness!