Celia at 8 months

The months keep on running past us! Celia is now 8 months old and as predicted she is walking. The daily difference in her walking ability is amazing. She can walk two rooms length now without falling down although she still walks like a sumo with her legs and arms wide and stomping into the ground. She’s very pleased with herself to be able to walk all around and generally comes to find us if we go out of the room. She also still has two bruises on her  temples from where she falls down, she tries to put her hands out, but she also bangs into the table and tips too far over. Hopefully she’ll get it more figured out soon, but you don’t get to learn how to walk at 8 months old without some extra bangs and bumps.

Celia is loving eating every night. She see’s her avocado or other plate of food and gets very excited. Even in the grocery store now she recognizes the avocado as a reason to be happy. Her pincer grasp needs some work as she often clears the whole table in an attempt to get at some food like beans. She also gets easily distracted by new food put in front of her so we have to put one thing down at a time currently but we’re working on getting her able to pick up the food more accurately so we can give her a bunch of things at once. All in all though meal times are very pleasant as she likes to listen to us talk and eat. We keep doing sign language with her but except for one brief time, she doesn’t seem to be responding to it yet and understanding. I remember with Josie it just all clicked one day around 9 months, so maybe next month she’ll decide to use it. She also has learned that she has food in her bib and when she wants more food she’ll try to find it, although sometimes this turns into an attempt to just pull off her bib.

Celia has no patience for books still, if I try to read she just grabs and closes it to chew on. Mostly she loves attention from Josie and sharing toys with her. She always jumps into the middle of whatever Josie is trying to do which is causing some tough times at our house. Given that Celia doesn’t understand any words or sense of ownership yet I still have to jump into the middle of their issues, can’t wait to hopefully be able to step back from that some day, but it’ll be a while still I think.

Celia mostly likes any toy that Josie currently has, but the dollhouse people and toys and the magna tiles are best for holding, chewing and walking around with. She thinks puppets are pretty hillarious, so is honking my nose.

She is determined to get anything she deems interesting, but thankfully we can still distract her. Today she just wanted to get the soda bottles and kept walking back to them again and again and again. What stick-to-itive-ness!

  • Size/weight: size 12 month one pieces, size 9 month separates; About 17.5 lbs
  • Favorite food: breastmilk, broccoli, avocado, apple and carrots
  • Favorite toy: magna tiles, anything Josie has
  • Favorite book: they all seem to taste the same
  • Favorite activity: walking around and picking things up
  • Sleeping: bedtime ~7:30; two naps, morning 1.5 hrs long 3 hours after she wakes up and another one about 45 minutes 3 hours after waking from the first nap, wakes up 7am most of the time
  • New skill: pushing up to standing from her tummy, walking, bending and picking things up while walking
  • Teeth: 5; crazy tons of drooling, wouldn’t be surprised if more come in very soon
  • Vocalizations: all sorts of noises, and babbles. But less than a month ago

One Response to “Celia at 8 months”

  1. Pipita Says:

    Es increible ver que Celia haga tantas cosas ya, con solo 8 meses. Enhorabuena!.

    Incredible to see Cilia doing so much things in only 8 month. My goodness!!

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