Miss Mila Jane is 8 months old today! I can't believe it - I've had her for almost as long as I was pregnant with her, and that is INSANE, because my pregnancy was approximately 84785783493938475 days long. It really was.
Mila has come leaps and bounds this past month - she is doing so many more things and growing and learning every day! She is no longer my useless little slug! I used to poke her and say, DO SOMETHING. And she'd kind of just stare at me and blatanly NOT DO ANYTHING. But now she actually does things, much to my relief, so we are both happy! :)
Mila's nicknames are really starting to narrow down to just a few - and really, it's any variation of Sissy. I call her Sissy about 85% of the time, but it can range from me calling her just Sissy, to Sissy Poo, Soul Sissy, Sissy Lover, Sissy Pants, etc, you get the idea. Occasionally we still call her Miss Mees or Miss Mila, but Sissy seems to be sticking.
Photo - Cade loves his little sister
Mila doesn't go to the pediatrician to get weighed until next month, but her approximate weight I'm guessing is pry around 13 1/2 pounds - so she's still quite small. She still easily fits into her 3-6 month clothes, and still, sometimes even her 0-3 month clothes - specifically, a pair of pants and a sweater. And while I'm kind of dumbfounded that someone as tall as me could make something so petite, I'll take it. Brandon's mom and sister are really petite, so maybe she just got her daddy's genes. But who knows? Maybe she'll have some major growth spurt and become an Amazon Woman like her mom!
Mila is still not really close to crawling, though she can hold herself up on her hands and knees for short periods of time. She just doesn't really seem that interested yet in crawling - no doubt she'll get there when she's ready. As long as she's like, 9 months, and not 9 YEARS OLD.
Mila has really started to love eating solid foods this month - she's much better at taking her baby food, and by far her favorite flavor is bananas with mixed berries. I have also started giving her normal human adult food, and she's smart, because she knows how much better it tastes than the baby crap I give her! She LOVES Cafe Rio's rice and beans, but she'll eat (and love) just about anything I give her that I am eating. She still has no teeth, so it's kind of tough giving her adult food, and I have to give her really small bites, but she's managing just fine. My hope is that she'll be a much better eater than her big brother was - Cade was insanely picky, even from the start.
A couple of other milestones:
Mila holds the bottle on her own now! She's still not super great at it, but she more or less has the hang of it, and I love being able to give her the bottle and clean or do other things while she feeds herself - it frees up some much needed time. I still love to sit with her though and feed her and love her and cuddle her, because I can get some really nice bonding time in, but this is really nice for those hectic days!
Mila is sitting on her own now, too - she doesn't quite have the balance thing down perfectly, and occasionally will tip, but for the most part, she's there. And she loves sitting; I think she was getting so BORED always having to be lying down!
Mila has graduated to the high chair - she looks to teeny in there, it makes me laugh. But she's doing quite well in it, and gets excited when I put her in it, because she knows she's about to get some yummy food.
Hopefully by my 9 month post I can tell you all sorts of milestones that she's hopefully hit, like crawling and graduating from high school and changing her own diapers. ;) Heh.