Thursday, March 28, 2013

The One with Jane at 8 Months

Another month has come and gone making Jane 8 months new today! 
Here are her done-at-home stats:
Length: 28" (75-90%) 
 Weight: 19 pounds 2 ounces (50-75%) 
 Head circumference: 18" (90-95%)

Her head has gotten big apparently, haha. In the Taylor family we say, "It houses her superior brain you insipid peon!" :)

Some pics of her 8 month photoshoot:
She naps mostly in her crib now, which Chris misses because he loved "daddy/daughter naps", so he'll take baby Jane snuggles any time he can - even in the middle of Sunday School.
People comment about her blue eyes all the time. My eyes are definitely not blue. Chris's are hazel. So she must have gotten them from her Great-Grandma Doris and her Nana Evans.
This girl is so affectionate and sweet. She loves grabbing our faces and snuggling into our arms and chest and it's just so adorable.
A few passport photo outtakes. This girl has so many cute smiles and faces. I just want to eat her. But not really.

Jane is so fun to take pictures of. I could take a hundred a day. Sometimes I do!
She is very inquisitive and always looking at people and things, taking in the world around her.
She's so interested in everything and reaches and grabs for anything.
I'm slowly trying to wean her off nursing and get her to take a formula bottle. It's been successful so far and I'm hoping to fully wean her by the end of May so Chris and I can go on our very first vacation with no kids. We've never left Fox or Jane overnight(!!!). We're going to celebrate our 6th anniversary, my golden 28th birthday (I'm turning 28 on the 28th of May), graduating from dental school, and moving across the world, all rolled into one getaway to Canada. I'd say we deserve a little solo time, no?
Still no teeth. Where are they? Fox got his first two bottom teeth when he was 8 months old, so she'll probably get them any day. In any case, EVERYTHING goes straight into her mouth.
Jane would eat all day long if we let her. She prefers feeding herself, but since she doesn't have teeth, there are only so many things we can feed her without fear of her choking. But man she just eats and eats and eats and eats. Bottomless pit!
Jane refuses to use her legs to "stand" so we've been putting her in the bouncer a few times a day. She's getting the hang of the idea - use your legs to bounce and it's fun! Note to self: get this on video.

I haven't been worried about her physical development, until this month, because she still hadn't rolled from back to front, EVER. Why would she want to when she hates tummy time? BUT as I was taking her 8 month pictures just this morning she totally did it! And then when we came inside I tried getting her to roll over again and she did! Again and again and again! She's a rolling machine as of a couple hours ago! FINALLY! Next big step, or rather, milestone: crawling!

99% of the time she's a happy-go-lucky baby. But when she does cry, Fox cries too. This is a new thing and I guess he's just trying to fight for my attention. Heaven help me when this happens:
I don't even want to talk about how she sleeps. If anything, it's gotten worse. Her naps during the day are a bit better, she's sleeping in her crib rather than someone's arms. But man. What is sleep? I don't even remember...
Her daily routine at 8 months is as follows:
6:30am - wake up and eat breakfast of some sort of mashed fruit and finger foods
 8:30 - 9:30 to 10am - nap in her crib (the quieter it is, the longer she sleeps, but she's usually woken up by a screaming Fox or barking dog or loud motorcycle passing by. Nothing we can do about that.)
10am - play!
12pm - lunch of some mashed veggie or fruit and finger foods
1pm - 2 to 2:30 - nap. For this nap we put her on our bed because Fox takes a nap in his crib at 1pm and one thing we've learned is they can't sleep in the same room together.
 2:30pm - play
5pm - dinner of mashed something and finger foods
6:30pm - bedtime routine: bath, fall asleep in my arms drinking a formula bottle..
7:00pm - asleep for the night in her crib 
8pm - she wakes up because we bring Fox into the room so we put her on our bed.
9pm - she wakes up. We console her back to sleep
10pm - she wakes up. We console her back to sleep and go to sleep ourselves.
1am - she wakes up and I nurse her back to sleep
3am - she wakes up and I nurse her back to sleep
5am - she wakes up and I nurse her back to sleep
6:30am - repeat
Sigh. We'll get there. Some day. In the meantime, I think I'm done having kids. For reals. I can't do this again!
We love you sweetest, prettiest, cutest girl in the whole wide world!

18 comments:

Carolyn Taylor said...

She is sooooooo sweet!

Chris said...

I love every single one of those pictures. She is the cutest!

Andrea said...

She is adorable!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeee the photos!! She is just PRECIOUS!! Loving the video! LOL!! And your birthday is the day after my Mom's! :)

Glue Meets Paper said...

Cutie!! I love her headbands!!! Robb and I are taking our first vacation without Charlie in may too! I can't wait either :)

Patricia Roebuck said...

Thank you for the sweet comment!

Sweet Jane is soooo adorable!! I can't believe 8 mos already! Fox is handsome as ever! That video leaves me shaking my head!

I hope you guys get to go on your trip! Lots to celebrate!!

I would so have another one if I had more energy and more money! I am tired just hearing your schedule!! It will get there. Emma is a sweetheart but didn't sleep much, and thrived on the attention, of course! Very clingy but soo much better. aside from energy and money, we have reached our quota for having kids ;)

Anita Rex said...

Well who needs sleep when she is that adorable? Seriously. Hope she sleeps soon! Maybe when u move you will get a 3 bedroom place! How about a fan in there room so that when she naps she doesn't hear? We did that and it worked really well! And does she wear a new headband everyday? Do u ever reuse them? Hmmmm. Think ur making them! I love it!

JonniGirl96 said...

Awwww! She is so cute!! <3 I love her eyes. I am very partial to blue eyes. Like really. One of the first things I notice in a person I meet/see is their eyes.

Maureen said...

wow, she is just precious, Paige. I love the smiles for the passport photos! You have so many things to celebrate! Where are you traveling to in Canada? I'm in BC and will be in Vancouver at the end of May for my son's graduation from Engineering :)

Sell...Party Of 5 said...

That sleeping business is brutal. We have been battling sickies, loads of teeth, and it is putting a cramp in our sleeping routine. Late at night when I am up AGAIN, I always think to myself...I am never doing this again. :)

She is adorable. Love these monthly updates.

Melanie said...

my guy will be 10 months in a couple of weeks and is the laziest baby ever. hardly ever rolls, no crawling... i haven't had to lower his crib mattress as he's never rolled over when he sleeps. lol

Cherie said...

She is just too adorable! And Fox is looking so grown up.

his little lady said...

Oh gosh, that video of both Fox and Jane has my ovaries shriveling up as we speak, haha. But baby Jane is just too sweet to loose all hope someday ;)

Nicole said...

Oh Paige, that's rough. I don't know how you function. But she is a doll!! Lovely pictures.

Nicole said...

Oh Paige, that's rough. I don't know how you function. But she is a doll!! Lovely pictures.

Diana Waite said...

such a DOLL!

Al & Whitney said...

I feel your pain. Cole is a really bad sleeper, but so was Alex. I finally let him cry it out at 10 months which I might do with Cole soon :( Good Luck

Lauren said...

She is so sweet! And I'm thinking she and London would be BFF's, they both love to eat! That's all you need for a really great friendship, right??