Life just keeps getting more and more interesting over here.

Madison is now 8 months old.

I can’t believe it.  Where has time gone?

I swear it feels just like yesterday that I was giving our first week update.

Baby girl turning 8 months old #baby #8monthsold #lifewithababygirl

Madison is so full of personality.

She definitely knows what she likes and doesn’t like.

8 month old baby girl sitting on chair for monthly picture updates purelytwins

I can’t get over how much she has grown into a little mini me so quickly.

This month we have experienced several new FIRSTs.

Happy healthy baby girl who loves to laugh and smile. 8 month old baby update purelytwins #newmom #momlife #8monthsold

She loves to laugh. Smile. Chat.

Really she enjoys just about anything as long as she is with someone she knows.

She still doesn’t do well with others holding her. New people she sits and stares at for awhile before she starts to feel comfortable with them. She is slowly starting to warm up to my parents.

Baby girl talking with her hands and baby talking away at 8 months old #babytalk #babygirl #8monthsold #lifewithababy

She uses her whole body when she talks. Loves moving her hands and arms around.

She gets very serious when she does her baby talk.

She has a lot to say.

Life with a 8 month old. Monthly update .  #baby #lifewithbaby #newmom #momlife #purelytwins

Madison loves to hold onto things to practice her standing.

8 month old baby girl holding on to a chair to practice standing

I love seeing her try new things.

She is so curious and interested in everything around her.

8 month old baby holding chair to stand up on her feet #babygirl #8monthsold #babystanding

Madison experienced for the first time:

Flying on an airplane.

Being in a pool.

Sitting on a raft.

Sticking feet in the sand.

Sticking feet in the ocean.

Being on Sanibel Island.

Seeing the sunrise.

My first child turning 8 months old. Giving a monthly update on blog. Life as a new mom. #purelytwins #newmom

Everyday is different. Fun. Exciting. Challenging. And I love it all.

Everything is pretty similar to her 7 month update besides that she can do more things now.  She is more interactive with her toys. Loves to eat. We are actually trying to teach her some sign language to help communicate with her.  Just started this. I am curious and anxious to see how it goes. My niece did this and it worked out well.

Breastfeeding, solids, naps, sleep and cloth diapers are all going well. Nothing too major has changed with any of those. Still no teeth. Nurses about 5 times a day. Eats solids about 2-3 times a day. Sleeping through the night. Can put her pacifier in her mouth now without our help which is so nice. Almost crawling. I have a feeling it will be very soon.

We have good and challenging days.

I am looking forward to seeing many more ‘firsts’ with her.

Madison is enjoying her first family vacation at the beach.

I can’t imagine my life without her.

She lights up my world so much.

What is your favorite childhood family memory? 

Do you take family vacations? 

Do you like traveling to the beach?

xo

Lori

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10 thoughts on “Madison 8 months

  1. I absolutely love these updates! My baby boy is about 3 weeks older than Madison and going through many of the same experiences, changes and “firsts”. He has been close to crawling for a couple weeks and I can’t wait for the day it finally happens. 🙂

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:16 am
    1. me either!! so exciting right?

      Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm
  2. Looks like a nice time with family!

    I’m curious about something. I noticed that you haven’t posted a new Move It Monday workout since early April. Are you moving away from fitness blogging/coaching into something else?

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm
    1. No we have a new workout video just haven’t had time to work on the post to get it published. The reason we stopped it a few weeks is because we did a kettlebell challenge for the past month so those were our workouts. We know are able to film new ones 🙂

      Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm
  3. Wow 8 months! I feel like I was just reading your pregnancy recaps- time goes fast! She is beautiful and definitely keeps you busy 🙂

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:10 am
    1. thanks Jess. xo I feel like I was just pregnant too 😉

      Posted on May 28, 2015 at 9:18 am
  4. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm
    1. thank you Jody 🙂

      Posted on May 29, 2015 at 8:58 am
  5. She’s such a darling! Congratulations! Wait until 4 months and she’ll be one year old 😀

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm
    1. Crazy to think about – her being one year old.

      Posted on May 29, 2015 at 8:59 am