Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Evangeline Grace: 8 Months Update

Is it just me or do you see a twinge of red?
Evangeline is growing fast.  She is now over 21 pounds and long.  (We just went for a check-up but I never remember lengths.)  Since the happy hubby and I are both fairly tall I expect Eva will be as well.  At her check-up last week I was reminded of how much we have to be thankful for Eva's good health.  She is growing well and our pediatrician has no concerns about her.  

Exploring a nectarine.
Eva is still not very interested in eating.  So far she does not enjoy any baby food or cereal.  She continues to be quite dramatic whenever we give her something!  Last week I ate the skin off of a nectarine and she did enjoy licking it.  I wouldn't really say she ate any of it.  Maybe next month?  :)  We have introduced a sippy cup which she likes to chew on.  

Friends forever.  
One of the sweetest aspects of having our second child has been watching Eva and Eli turn into best friends.  Their love for one another runs deep and neither one is the same without the other.  Evangeline has really started to enjoy reading books more and more with each passing week.  I now include her during one of our regular reading times every day.  She really enjoys books with lift the flaps.  

Eva loves water.
 I have been able to take Evangeline to the splash park at Woodland Mound a couple of times and she really enjoyed it.  She played in the sprinklers forever and seemed to never tire of it.

Eva now has two teeth which I don't think you can see in any of the photographs.  While Eva has been teething she has still been her usual happy self but has wanted to nurse more frequently and sometimes at night.  Honestly this is fine with me because I'm glad that I can comfort her.  Breastfeeding really is so much more than just feeding a baby.

Action shot! 
Our sweet Evangeline Grace is now all over the place!  This has probably been the biggest change in the past month.  She is not only crawling like crazy but she is pulling up!  Life has definitely changed for us as she is increasingly more mobile.  Eva no longer is content to sit on my lap for long periods of time.  She wants down to explore the world around her!  

Eva also really enjoys bouncing like crazy.  She has pretty much outgrown her Johnny Jump Up but that doesn't stop her from jumping whenever anyone holds her or she plays in the exersaucer.  

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