Hattie turned 8 months old on Sunday. I'm a bit behind in my posting because on Sunday she also got a terrible stomach virus - what a way to celebrate! I was "baptized" into motherhood Sunday at church when she threw-up all over me during mass. She has been one sick little baby with a high fever of up to 102 and no kind of appetite at all. The stomach virus is still lingering in our house as Hattie is not 100% well yet, and I am starting to feel "under the weather." Luckily Sean has felt well so far (I probably just jinxed it, though).
Our little 8 month old darling is growing so fast! Hattie has been "army crawling" for a couple of weeks now and is just starting to get up on her hands and knees to do the real thing. She doesn't get very far before she reverts back to the army crawl, but each day she crawls a little farther. She also has her pincer now, too, though she probably only gets the veggie puffs into her mouth 30% of the time right now. Hattie also has a new favorite pass-time - the game peek-a-boo!
Here are some recent pictures I took while playing one form of peek-a-boo with her...(I say one form because she enjoys several forms - Mommy covering Hattie's eyes, using a blanket to cover Hattie, sneaking up on Hattie, Mommy covering her own eyes, ect...we've played a lot of this game lately!)
Mommy sneaks up on Hattie....
Peek-a-boo, I see you!
I wanted to play some more, but now that she's mobile, she's always on the go trying to find something new to get into!
I have learned very quickly that I can put a thousand baby-friendly toys around her on the floor, but if there's one dangerous object in her visibility, she wants to play with it....so we are currently in baby-proofing mode!
I also just wanted to add this picture that I took at the end of Feb. It's my favorite right now because it features my two loves!