Agnes turned 8 months old about a week ago! I cannot believe how fast she is growing up! Lately she:
-Loves clapping her hands -Flaps her arms really fast when she gets excited -Dances to music -Can do the sign for "more" -Got her first tooth! yay! I feel like we have been teething for months! -Sleeps through the night!!! -is starting to hate being swaddled...but doesn't settle down without it -Can finally roll over both ways (but won't usually do it) -has gotten "stranger danger" and is very cautious about being in a new place -Loves dogs. She can do the sign for dog, and tries to "woof" when she hears one. She loves our family dog Libby, and Libby doesn't mind when Agnes pulls her hair. -Loves fruit...especially whatever mom is eating. Mostly oranges and bananas. -Loves cold water. (just like mom) She signs "more, more more" constantly when the sippy cup is around. -is looking like a red head?! What? do you see it? crazy right? I am just so in love with this girl.
Life is getting easier. We are finally getting over some issues in the sleep department. Agnes has been going to bed much better, and I am getting better at leaving her there. I have learned to turn off the monitor, close the door, and see her in the morning. It was hard to do, but the last 5 nights or so, I have slept more than I can ever remember! It feels so good.
In other news, Agnes is becoming more independent and less needy of me...this means I can actually get something done during the day! She is getting much better at sitting and playing for a while. For a while there, I was carrying her with me all over the house.
I just love her so much. It is so fun to watch her learn and grow.
Here is my cranky girl after a long day at church... Church can be difficult when there is no naptime...