Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My baby is 8 months


Hali is such a fun girl at this age and she is learning so many new 'tricks'. She goes off and on with saying "Mama" and "Da." She has learned how to open and close her hand as if she were waving and she does it constantly. We try to say 'hello' or 'bye bye' whenever she does it so she associates it with waving, but she hasn't quite got that yet. She is so close to crawling, but isn't quite there yet. She still loves to eat everything, and we haven't found one thing she doesn't like (we are hoping that continues). Her favorite food right now is Graham crackers. Hali loves to stand, so much that I wonder if she'll walk before she crawls. She loves to stand against the couch and pound on it with her hand. One of my favorite things she does now is she pants like a little puppy when she is happy or excited. I just love when she does this because she kicks her legs and waves her arms like she is going to fly away. Hali loves it when I am talking on the phone (not really sure why) but whenever I answer she gets so excited (probably because she thinks it is her Daddy calling to talk to her). Just yesterday (7/28) she learned how to sit up by herself from laying down. I was quite surprised to go into her room and see her sitting up like such a big girl in her crib after I had just laid her down. She now has her two bottom front teeth, and if I ever get a picture of them it will be a miracle. She LOVES to swim and kicks like crazy. She will even hold herself up by holding on to the side of the pool. Baby Einstein is still at the top of her list, and she gets so excited when the Disney preview music comes on. She had her very first ear infections all last week. Not a fun first, but a first none the less. Luckily with the antibiotic she is healing quickly. We had some VERY long nights with painful ear aches. When we took her to the doctor for ear infections they weighed her and she has officially hit the 20 pound mark, 20lbs 10oz to be exact. She is starting to get into everything, and is finding out that everything else (cups, necklaces, bowls, boxes, paper etc.) is much more fun than her toys. We just love her so much and can't imagine our life without her!
Here are some recent pictures of Hali, enjoy!





11 comments:

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Lisa Duke said...

Lindsey!! Hello there! It has been forever, I think the last time I saw you was in Costco and you didn't have Hali yet, she is so cute! I am glad I found your blog so we can keep in touch! How's life??

The Allen Family said...

She is such a cutie! It was good to see you last Sunday. Your little family is so cute.

The Jensen's est. 2005 said...

Hali is so cute and seems so happy. I love her smile. I hate to tell you that when Mylee was about that age she ate everything and we loved it. We thought that we would have a child that would eat vegetables without us forcing her to eat them, but things changed. She is not a super picky eater now but she definetly turns her nose away at veggies now. Maybe you'll be lucky and Hali will stick with it. What a cute family you guys are!

Phillips Fam said...

Hey Linds, we saw Travis a couple days ago and totally forgot to ask him about your house! Hows it going? And when was it supposed to be done?

Lisha said...

Adorable pictures once again! I can't believe she is turning into such a blondie! She is in such a fun stage. We miss her!

Paul & Heidi Broadbent said...

Lindsey-
Hali is so stinking cute! I love her eating the graham cracker. I can't believe our babies are getting so big. We miss you guys. We are going to Mesquite for Thanksgiving, so hopefully we can stop by and see you.
Heidi

Staci said...

SHE IS SO CUTE I LOVE HER LITTLE THIGHS THEY ARE SO SWEET

Kare-Hun said...

That is awesome that she hit the 20lb mark. I took Loralee this week for her 9mth check up and she weighs 17lbs. Shannon was 15lbs at 9mths, so I guess I just have tiny babies. Glad she is growing and healthy and doing lots of fun things:)!!!!!

Josh, Lindsie, and Ava said...

She's growing up so fast and is dang cute! Congrats on all of her accomplishments.

Skinner Family said...

She is adorable. How have you guys been? I am just getting use to this whole blog thing. You guys keep in touch. Your little girl is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!