For the past week or two I have been planning to write my monthly Riley update. Only to sit down this afternoon and see, instead of being a week or two behind, I am a month or two behind!
Our sweet Riley Faye is 8 months old!
She is weighing in at 24 pounds. This puts us in the 100th percentile for height/weight.
She has 4 teeth, and a lot more on the way. This girl is a drooling machine. I am changing her clothes (or leaving them off) on a regular basis due to the excess amount of spit being produced thanks to these new teeth. This has also affected sweet girls sleep…
She is not fussy but just wakes up often throughout the night. She’ll put herself back to sleep. So, for that we are lucky. But I know she’s ready to get back to a full nights sleep.
Her smile is contagious. I know all these big new teeth are only going to make it that much better!
Riley is officially a “sitter.” It’s taken her some time to even want to try to sit up, let alone figure out how to do it.
Insert mother confession:
It’s easy to see the steps other littles are taking and feel like she should be hitting these milestones as well. I am constantly having to pull myself back to seeing what is best for Riley, period. Today it may be a “late crawler”, tomorrow it may be a “slow reader”. Our children are going to go their own pace and I pray that I learn to enjoy that pace with them and celebrate their milestones when they hit them, not when others say they should hit them. That’s hard stuff y’all!
Our girl is not a fan of vegetables. She gets that from her momma…We are sticking strictly to a baby food only diet and doing our best to combine veggies in with her fruits. Just wait until she tastes her first bit of chocolate, we are in trouble.
Colby is CRAZY about Riley Faye Chicka (this is what he calls her.) Anytime she has a need he is right there with us to help meet it. He loves to make her laugh. Sometimes he will even get directly in her face and say, “Laugh Riley laugh…” and she does.
He is super protective of her as well, there are few people he will allow to hold her. All in all, he does everything a big brother should.
It’s so much fun to watch them grow together. Riley is very intrigued by Colby and hardly takes her eyes off of him. (A lot of that may be for her own safety too, as Colby still struggles with being “gentle”).
Our days are far from dull. Hints my failure to post for a “week or two.” But, they are certainly blessed. Until next time…happy 8 months Riley Faye!by