Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mariam: 8 months

Mariam actually turned 9 months on Monday, but I figured I could do an 8 month recap and essentially be back on track. 

Mariam is due for a checkup soon, so I'm not sure what her weight is, but overall she seems proportionate, She's just an itty bitty thing. I can say that she seems smaller than the other girls when they were her age. Maybe she'll just end up being short and petite like her momma, or she's just a late bloomer.

  Her health has been good thank God. Nothing worse than a sick baby so I'm grateful that she's been healthy and yay for momma's milk also assisting. She did have one day a few weeks ago were she had a fever for a few hours and about 3 days of a runny nose, but that's as far as it went. Serena and then Layla had a cold so Mariam ended up getting what they had. 

 Meh...sleeping has not been all that great. For the past 2 months, she stopped sleeping through the night and wakes up 1-2 times to nurse. She goes right back down to sleep afterwards and is easy to put down for naps and bedtimes so I can't complain too much. Just so happy she's not like Layla. I used to have to rock Layla for 30-45 minutes every nap and bedtime and she would wake up 2 times a night till she was 9 and a half months. Do not miss that! 

 Still in 6-9 month clothes. It's so fun being able to reuse Layla's clothes again!

  I'm still nursing Mariam and it's going great. The girl will not take a bottle though. I've tried giving her juice, tried giving her water, but nope! She's not having it. She'll just chew on it. I guess it's worked out fine. I love not having to wash bottles and I'm never away from her from more than 3 hours anyways. I do love the bond and being able to provide her nourishment. It's definitely something I'm going to miss when she gets older.

 Still a big crier. She's very attached to me. I'm a little surprised at how little she wants to spend time with her toys versus being in my arms or near me. I mean she's fine being with daddy, or with other people, but usually as soon as she sees me, she starts crying and wants to be in my arms.  

  She's at a cute stage where she's discovering things she can do and sounds she can make. She's not walking yet, just pulling herself up everywhere and climbing over things. She did recently start waving bye at times and has 8 teeth!


  1. She's adorable. What a little momma's girl. And wow, 8 teeth?! Ian is almost 10 months and only has one little tooth.

  2. 8 months already?! I love those little lace sandals so pretty!!

  3. She's gorgeous, Francis!! I can't believe she has 8 teeth! Wow! Elliana is approaching 10months and has two on bottom and two on top!! I'm super jealous of your metabolism, girlfriend! I have a few more lbs to lose; and I only have one babe! HA; Def should have binded my tum postpartum. I will for #2 in the future ;) xoxo