Sunday, August 12, 2012
Wow, we are celebrating our 18th anniversary! It has been great getting to spend these years with John and our kids. Love you! It's also Juliet's eight month anniversary too! She has been progressing so fast lately. It seems like in just the last few months she has gone from barely being able to sit up without falling over to now almost a full crawl. She can get back up to sitting when on her stomach, doesn't mind being on her tummy for long periods, can pull herself up to standing pretty much on her own. She is still really unstable balance- wise though. She says mamama like a pro and is adding more sounds like dada and baba. Dante can make her laugh the best, she likes it when he startles her by popping up out of nowhere and making silly noises, but she loves everyone and will sometimes cry when one of the girls leaves the room. She is a terrible sleeper, but the last 3 nights she has slept in her own bed for 4 1/2, 5 1/2, and 7 hours! I'm hoping she keeps it up. She still only naps in my arms and always wakes right up if I try to lay her down in the day. She has been known to sleep in the car and will sometimes transfer to the stroller and stay asleep. She also can scream in the car for 20 minutes before she crashes if it is too late and she wants mom. She has her two bottom teeth and is probably teething again, I'm trying to get her to stop biting me when she is done eating (OUCH). She loves the cat and tries to grab her, so we need to be really careful around her. She is super fast grabbing stuff, when I have held up beans or sweet potato fries for her to eat, she rips them out if my hands so fast and right into her mouth. She is really starting to love playing in water when bathing or swimming, it took her a long time to get there. She loves splashing now and has fun. She is most likely going to miss the kids when they start school next week (me too). We have had a pretty fun laid back summer this year. It has now gone by too fast.