At eight months, Christiana is almost sitting alone. She's very excitable and still throws herself backwards frequently. She has two little teeth on the bottom. She drinks about 7 oz. every four hours during the day and sleeps for 12 hours at night. She is starting to hold her own bottle. Most of her rash has cleared up although she still scratches her neck and ears if she's given the chance. I still super-swaddle her when she's in bed but she is getting better at breaking out of the swaddles during the night. I have stitched socks to the sleeves of a couple of shirts in order to prevent the scratching. She loves toys and books and grabs at everything that comes close to her. She likes to snuggle with Baby Tali. She loves to play and laugh at Amanda. She is noticing that she is being held less and complains in the hopes that we'll carry her around. She is very happy wrapped up on my back. She is very interested in eating but I'm just not ready to add that to our life yet. Maybe next month we'll start her on some foods.
We are a Christian couple joyfully answering God's call on our life to welcome children into our home. We have two boys, Tyler and Tony, and adopted our first daughter, Amanda, in August of 2007 and a second daughter, Christiana, in July of 2009. Talitha joined our family in February 2010 after a surprise pregnancy. Julia was an even bigger surprise in January 2012.