Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Georgia Rae - 8 Months Old!

February 12, 2015 - Georgia turned 8 months old!

Eyes: Blue

Clothes: mostly 12 months, still wears some 9mo
Diapers: size 3 during day & size 4 at night
Nursing: every 3-5hrs
Weight: approx. 18 pounds per home scale

Teething: 8 chompers! She has 4 on top and 4 on bottom

Solids: We are starting to push solids now! She has great pincer grasp and can self feed baby puffs, cheerios & mum mums. I have to help her with chunks of banana, peas, & chunks of carrots since they are so slippery. I offered some steamed broccoli the other night but that didn't go very well. She also doesn't like diced apples or grapes. She really likes sweet potatoes though! I plan to start blueberries and egg yolks this week. I put her at the table with us for 3 meals a day even if she doesn't eat much. 

Milestones: She isn't crawling yet but so really wants to be! I keep showing her how to get up on top of her knees and she thinks its funny. She has great pincer grasp! She says "mama" constantly and is trying to say "dada" and "dog" but it hasn't come out right yet. 

Sleep: She sleeps great in her crib and is a tummy sleeper. For the most part, I am able to nurse her and then lay her down and just walk out of her room and close the door and she will go to sleep. She struggles with self soothing to sleep for daytime naps. 
Pretending to sleep!

Playtime: She loves to play play play. She is all about being involved in whatever is going on. She LOVES to jump in her jumperoo and can walk in her walker and around-about toy. She can sit and play for a long time, especially if the girls are playing with her. 

Personality: She is still a very serious baby. 

You have to work for the smiles...
but when she cracks I can't get enough of her smiles and giggles!

Signs: She can sign milk! She usually only does it when she is ready for sleep but she can do it! I am starting to show her signs for "eat", "more" and "all done" now. 

Concerns/Updates: She had her renal sonogram and VCUG performed at the children's hospital recently to test for VUR (bladder reflux to the kidneys) since she had a kidney infection and she didn't reflux! I was so relieved because I know the continued testing and daily treatment that comes along with VUR from Scarlett having it. 
Overall, she is doing better now that I am dairy free. She isn't SCREAMING and arching her back anymore. She started sleeping through the night last week but did wake up at 4am last night. She has a runny nose right now which is bothering her during sleep. 
I don't feel like we are at 100% happy, pain-free baby yet but she has come a long way in a short period of time. She did spit up a lot after a big feeding a few days ago. I am starting to wonder if her dose is still therapeutic for her reflux.

I am praying that by the time she turns 1 she will be happy, content, & pain-free! I know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I just imagined we would be there already. At first I told myself, it will get better at 4mo of age...which then turned into 6mo of age...and now I am just aiming for her 1st birthday. As she starts to outgrow this dairy intolerance & reflux I think she will feel so much better! And it will be so much easier when she can talk and tell me what is wrong!

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