Our third daughter, Arbor, is eight months old. I’m sharing her 8 month old stats with 36 week old traits, likes and dislikes, and more!
Arbor’s Eight Month Old Stats
Weight – Possibly 20 lbs
Height – Unknown at this time
Arbor is wearing 9-12 month clothing depending on the brand. She wears size 3 diapers.
Sleep: The 8 month sleep regression really knocked the socks off our feet. She went from napping like a champ while we were on vacation in Florida to coming home and not wanting to go down for a nap at all. She’s been crying a lot at naps/bedtime, taking shorter naps, and waking up a lot during the night.
It was really hard to get Arbor to nap on the beach during our trip to Cape Cod without a portable sound machine and lots of walking. She is so interested in everything around her that she will fight sleep if there is something to see/do. It was also hard to get her to sleep on the airplane!
More About Arbor at Eight Months Old
Standing: Arbor wants to stand very badly and if she can find a way to do so – she will! She hasn’t really started pulling up to stand just yet, but I know it’s coming.
FIRSTS: Arbor had a big month of firsts in August, including her first AIRPLANE RIDE! She took family trips to Cape Cod and Florida and really enjoyed being held in the ocean. Arbor loves the taste of salt water and sand too!
Arbor learned to love swimming in the pool at 8 months old, especially when held by Daddy. Arbor also made an appearance on the news when they came to interview us about Back to School Shopping tips!
Allergy Testing: We brought Arbor to the allergist this month to have her tested for all of the scary stuff. Allergists typically don’t test babies for food allergies in office unless there is a suspected allergy. However, Arbor’s big sister Ailey is allergic to sesame, so they let us test her for dairy, peanuts, seafood, and sesame in office. She is not allergic to anything so far – so we are introducing all of the foods we can.
Favorite Foods: Blueberries and pasta. She tried Jovial pasta with Rao’s marinara on our trip to Cape Cod and LOVES it. Some new foods Arbor has tried: almond butter, shrimp, steak, a popsicle and white fish!
New Tricks: Arbor likes to give open mouth kisses and wave to people. She enjoys yelling and eating everything/anything she can get her hands on. Arbor is learning to scoot down in her bath tub seat and lift her bottom – I think she is going to be sitting up in the tub soon!