Friday, September 11, 2009

{8 months}

well i completely missed avery's 7 month update. now its september and ave is 8 months old. can't believe it. i know i say it every month but she is growing up so fast. the past two months have been a whirlwind and she has learned so much. she had been scooting/army crawling for a few months now and just decided to start crawling for real a few weeks ago. however, she still prefers the scoot. she's had kind of a rough few weeks. she hasn't been sleeping through the night since the back packing trip (grrr) and she's been sick the past week. cold, cough, tugging at her ears. i don't know if its teething or just a cold/ear ache. everytime she has a bad week i blame it on teething. i guess that means she's been teething for a month now. anyways, the picture of her in the green is from a while ago. i haven't been able to get her to sit still or look at the camera long enough for a decent picture for her 8 month old shot. i kinda like this girl.

i've been kind of frustrated with the whole eating solids situation. she still doesn't love it. at all. i still try everyday. just a little here and there and nothing. she usually wants nothing to do it. every once and while she will devour mac and cheese, some PB & J or green beans and she always loves snacking on KIX but other than that i don't really know what to do. she'll chew on big kid foods and does okay with most finger foods when she's in the mood too. i guess i've got a stubborn gal on my hands and when she wants to eat she'll let me know. until then i'll keep trying.

this is how mobile she's getting. leave a box of diapers around and she's bound to find a way on top of it. the other day she climbed an entire flight of stairs by herself. (i was watching her of course but still. too early for that.) i dont think she'll be walking any time soon though. she has no clue what to do with her feet. the concept of one foot in front of the other hasn't clicked yet.

the rest are just cause i think she's cute.

as for other updates, trae is back in the swing of school. his last year! he's got a loaded schedule and is also prepping for the gmat that he is taking in january. with that on top of work, church, and family time i guess you could say he's pretty busy. he is such a hard worker and makes it possible for me to stay home with avery, so i am pretty blessed.

here's just a quick picture of my cute sisters (minus mckell) from labor day weekend at home. sure love these girls.


Sharee said...

She is a doll. Don't fret too much about the solids, she looks healthy. You can only keep trying. she is a babe! sorry about the sleepless nights. Gray is getting 6 teeth at once right now...NOT FUN!

Jordan & Brooke Brady said...

uh, ya of course avery is still going to marry wyatt. it's already arranged. no worries :) so sorry about the hard nights. that's a bummer and a half. so, we need to get together....asap! miss you. love you.

Chris and Kristen said...

She sure is a cutie. The time has gone fast. I can't believe she is 8 months already.

Rosie said...

I've been having the same issues with HAzel and solid foods. I finally vowed to just give her something every day, and it was still tough. Finally I realized that she just wants to feed herself. So if I give her something she can hold and gnaw on she loves it. She's loved strawberries and peeled grapes and pears cut into big chunks and big chunks of bread. Seriously, I haven't read any "help" column on giving kids solid foods that hasn't stressed me out. Not helpful. Eventually our kids will eat real food. But I've gotta say it made me feel good to know Hazel isn't the only one that isn't loving solids right away.

Keenan and Brittani Atwood said...

Oh, Lis- she is such a cutie! We need to get together again soon!!