Slowly my attention is returning to the other part of my life that hasn’t needed my focus in so long. I am thinking about going back to work as well as everything that comes with that: schedules, pick ups, drop offs, commuting, budgets, meal preps and dinner on weeknights. My mind is exploding with to do lists and calendar dates. But for the next few minutes I am going to focus on 8 months of Lou-Lou
Yep – she’s got a new nick name. It’s funny, Miss S and I read this book a million and one times while Ellie was in my belly. I was sad that our world wouldn’t have President Barack Obama in it any more and Miss S would constantly ask about LoLo (I started pronouncing it Low-Low – and I guess she was amused). Anyways – Miss S now calls her it affectionately and the grandparents do it to. I guess that works because she only answers to that or Elora so now it’s stuck!!
She is talking up a storm! Calling Ma’am Maam, Da-Dat, Eeeee, Ooaa. She thinks she’s a big shot and we couldn’t agree more. She’s started pulling herself up and experimenting with cruising and getting accustomed to being on her hands and knees. Lots of bouncing, pushing backwards, scooting in circles while sitting or on tummy time but no actual crawling yet.
She’s been exposing herself to TOOOONNNS of food, now eating 3 meals and 1-2 snacks a day. Although we do give her a lot of store bought baby food (our go-to brands are: Baby Gourmet, Love Child Organics and Earth’s Best) she’s tried my mother in laws black channe and her Pop’s weekly oven baked fish and was totally into it. Right now her favourites are banana, scrambled eggs, coconut yogurt, 3 ingredient pancakes.
She claps and hurrays with her arms. We are teaching her the basic baby sign language and she’s tried doing “more” lol. She’s still really into her sister (but not her sister’s “smuhugs” aka smush-hugs), has started to play wrestle with her sis, as well tries to hide a toy in her hand if she sees Miss S running towards her LOL!!!. Still into PDA and has even started giving us wet kisses 💋💋!! She loves playing a game with her dad and I where she wants to go from my arms to his arms and back and forth – she obviously thinks it’s hilarious! And we do too!