Thursday, April 28, 2011

8 Months Old!

Yesterday Penny turned 8 months old!  She is becoming such a big girl!  Penny is 28 inches long and weighs 18.5 lbs...the same size her brother was at this age!  That is welcome information for Mom, since I constantly worry about her getting enough to eat.   Penny is on a steady track of solid food now, but we have had to take it slow, due to tummy issues.  She eats oatmeal, rice cereal, applesauce, squash, sweet potato, and recently, green beans.  Penny's accomplishments include crawling...VERY FAST, pulling up to standing, and she is just beginning to try and stand without holding on, and "cruising" along the couch.  She has also become more vocal...we hear a lot more "ah-gee" and "ba-ba-ba" and "ma-ma-ma" and "ah-dah" than we did even a week ago. Penny also likes to blow is so cute!  Also on her 8 month birthday, we woke up to her having gotten her eighth tooth!  Yes, EIGHT!  It is amazing to me how fast her teeth are coming, but believe me, I am glad! Penny has also been doing a very good job at taking naps.  We had a few months of her not taking much of a nap, as in 30 minutes at a time, but the last few weeks have been MUCH better.  As in, I am now getting at least an hour in the morning, and around 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the afternoon. WHEW!  We are so excited to see what the next month has in store for little Penny as she continues to thrive and grow!

Penny's first swim!

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