Saturday, January 9, 2010



-Briz turned 8 months!
-She moved up on the growth chart: She weights 16 lbs. 1 oz. and is now in the 15th percentile for her weight.
-Cut her first tooth yesterday.
-Makes weak attempts at crawling, by getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth, but then gets bored after a few minutes and indicates that she's ready to practice walking (she can't, but she thinks she can).
- Still extremely intense about food, but loves her cheerios in particular.
- Kicks her legs non stop like a banche.
- Her new nickname (by Sierra) is Lady Gaga, because she says this nonstop all day long . . . Gagagaga. Every once in a while she'll venture out to Bababa, or Dadadada. Nick thinks she's saying his name, but I inform him (every time) she's not.
- She uses the same inflections I use. So if she's talking when I read a book, she says gagaga like she's reading the book.
- She dances ALL the time!!! It's more of just the thrusting back and forth. When she does, I start making techno noises like "Nst, nst nst."
- Still loves singing, when in doubt sing to her and she will love you.
- When something or someone is new, she will stare and stare and stare. It can get kinda freaky.
- She loves to grab people's faces, and their mouths in particular, including other kids that she's playing with. Most of them don't appreciate this very much.
- She is a pig! She drinks probably about 40 oz. a day now, and then eats her three baby food meals on top of that!
- She is drinking from a sippy cup every so often, and it was hillarious when she discovered that she could suck and liquid would come out of it.
- I gave her her first haircut over the break. And it continues to grow quite a bit. I think I could say that is now pretty much an official mullet. I'll have to post some pictures of the back of her hair to prove it.

Not so much fun highlights:

- She had her first real cold over Winter Break for about 2 weeks.
- She had diarrhea for about 10 days. In the first five days, she probably pooped 10 to 12 times a day.
- Because of this pooping she got a severe diaper rash, which turned into a yeast infection. I now have to put purple dye on her pooter every morning. The most fun thing was when I spilt all over the carpet, wall, and dress. Yeah!
- She now poops about three times a day, still a lot, but hey, I'll take it over not pooping at all.
- Everything she wears is completely soaked down the front, because her drool is pretty much a constant dripping faucet of spit.

The good and bad, we still smother her. We can't help but constantly kiss those ever growing cheeks.


Amander said...

She is such a cutie. I can't believe she is getting teeth. I hope she's not a biter. But then again, that would make for some good blog posts.

Whitney and Seth Cottle said...

Libby is only a few oz smaller than briz at 6 months! She's a chunkey monkey.