Edith: Eight Months

This past Saturday Edith turned 8 months old.  It is crazy how fast time is going and how much closer to a toddler than a baby she is getting everyday. I love how much she is growing but if we could slow it down just a bit I wouldn’t mind.


Weight: Around 13.5-14lbs.

Height: Around 26 3/4 inches.

Likes: Loves standing. Playing in the water at the Portland Children’s Museum. Trips to OMSI. Music. Belly tickles. Nursing.

Dislikes: Getting her diaper changed. Being in the car for too long. Teething.

Sleeping: We have been all over the place when it comes to sleep this month.  Napping is only happening on me, in the car or in her stroller lately.  Night sleeping went from not great (up every 2-3 hours), to amazing (in bed by 8pm, up at 4am and up for the day at 6:30am), and then back to horrible due to teething (up every hour).  I am hoping that this whole teething thing ends soon and that we might see some teeth after everything she has been through the past few days.

Eating: Edith is still nursing 8-10 times per day but she is also eating solids 3-5 times per day.  We sit down and have at least two meals with her and I also offer her snacks or bites of my food when I am snacking throughout the day.  She is really mastering the art of feeding herself and over the past few days has really improved upon how much actually makes it into her mouth verses over her shoulder, on the floor or in her highchair.  I know I have been saying this for weeks but my goal this week is to write a series of post on our approach to solids.EdieToyBox

Playing: We have memberships to both OMSI and the Portland Children’s Museum and I take Edith to both almost every week.  We also have been going to a few mom and baby meet up groups which have been really great  because we are meeting babies Edith’s age and I’m connecting with some other adults. We have also been to a baby book/music group at the local library and I hope we can go more once the weather is nice and Neil bikes to work (the trouble with having one car). Edith is really loving interacting/seeing other babies and is becoming more and more social.


Wearing: E is in a weird place where she can still wear 3-6 month clothes but pants are tough when she is wearing her cloth diaper, however 6-12 month pants are still a bit too big even with the cloth diaper and 9 month clothes are a challenge to find.

Here are some 8 month photos:






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What we did this weekend….

We started our weekend with a trip to Posh Baby to look at a light weight stroller and ended up going home with this one. Then we went dinner at Verde Cocina where Edith inhaled homemade corn tortillas and guacamole (and got angry when it was all gone).
Saturday we took a little jaunt to Washington to pick up a few new cloth diapers at Cotton Babies. Then we headed over to Mississippi to pick up some coffee beans at Mr. Green Beans  and sampled some food carts including Wolf & Bear’s and Homegrown Smoker
Oh and Saturday night we bought a new car.
Sunday we had plans to go to Forest Park and do a little hiking but ended up at OMSI and Hair of The Dog due to the rain.
We also had to deal with a very unhappy teething baby this weekend so a trip to Barista on our way home on Sunday was a must.

Baby Things…

We love to babywear and this is our newest favorite: ErgoBaby Stowaway
Edith is teething hardcore right now so I’ve been doing a lot of Googling about teething and found this chart which I love.


I’d love to create this tee-pee for Edith when she gets a little older.
Another thing for when she gets a little bit older but seasonal sensory tubs like this fall one.
One day when I buy myself a sewing machine I’d love to make things like these little upcycled leggings.

For the future…
I have fallen in love with this blog and I am saving posts away to read when I have a minute. Currently this post on Three Levels of Obedience is a favorite.

For fitness, food and healthy living…

Head over to RWT Monday Link Up.


Munchkin Meals: 7 Months

Can you believe that Edith is almost 8 months old! We are just completing month two of solids and so far things have been going well.  I know I have been talking about doing a post on our approach and don’t worry it is coming soon so let me know if you have any questions.  Now lets take a look at what Edith has been eating lately.MunchkinMeal-EdithStealingPeppers


  • homemade chunky puree of brown rice, pears and butternut squash
  • berries
  • waffle with coconut oil
  • roasted pears
  • occasionally a puree packet usually one with a grain in it


  • steamed veggies: zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, peas, carrots, corn, ect.
  • fruits and berries
  • hummus or cooked beans



  • massaged kale salad
  • slaw
  • gluten free pasta
  • steamed veggies



  • puffs
  • fruits
  • green juice

What We’re Listening To: 1-2-3-4, Fun. & Some Ridiculously Long Name

Neil and I are both lovers of music and we are hoping that Edith will be a lover of music as well.  We try to take a little time each day to fill our home with music and of course a little dancing if the mood strikes. Edith even joins in with the dancing, can you say the cutest thing ever? So here are our favorite songs right now:

Edith’s Favorite Fiest, 1-2-3-4 (Sesame Street Version)

Lindsay’s Favorite Fun. Some Nights

Neil’s Favorite Dan Mangan, We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprised, Not Expectedly Let Down (I told you it is a ridiculously long name)

What you can find the three of us dancing to on a Friday Night:
Edited to be the clean version ooops! We only dance to the clean version.

What songs are you loving right now?