Miss Sydney was 8 months old last Tuesday! She is the absolute light of our lives. I really don't know what we did before she was in the world.
You know, raising children is such a huge responsibility. I always knew this in an abstract sort of way, but as I was rocking her to sleep last night (unsuccessfully, I might add), it really and truly hit me. This little 16-pound person is my responsibility. And Steven's, of course. The person she will become relies hugely on how we mold and shape her and teach her and love her.
After these heavy thoughts, we sang "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid.
I don't know why that's relevant. I guess it's not. It's just that this is us now. Caring for a tiny human, singing to her and telling her daily just how much we love her. Then singing Circle of Life or My Favorite Things or reciting Chicka Chicka Boom Boom from memory.
Anyway, on with her 8 Month update!
The biggest development of her 8th month was her TWO TEETH. She has two of them now. As in, more than one. When she cut her first tooth, she ran a 102º fever and had to stay out of daycare for a day. Of course, the pediatrician says that there is no correlation between a fever that high and teething, but there was nothing else wrong with her so I tend to believe that it was the cause. It was a little scary and poor girlie was in pain, but as soon as it popped through, she was fine! The second tooth went off without a hitch. Not even a moment of fussiness and no fever at all. So crazy.
She is still crawling and pulling up like crazy. No first steps yet, but she's trying!
She says dadadadadadadada, but doesn't know what it means, even though Steven answers her every time she says it. Still no mama, unfortunately.
We are looking forward to Halloween on Friday and seeing our girl as the cutest little pumpkin there ever was!
Have a great Monday, y'all!