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Emma at 8 Months

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7.5 kilos as at last well-child checkup on 8/15. Slightly below the 50 percentile on the weight-for-age chart.


66cm as at last well-child checkup on 8/15.  Slightly below the 50 percentile on the height-for-age chart.  However, her head circumference of 44cm is above the 50 percentile.


2 bottom incisors.

Motor Skills

  • Emma can crawl forward slowly now.  It helps when we place a little toy in front of her so she has a goal to reach.  We find that it is easier for her to crawl when her legs are not covered in her sleep-n-plays.  She sometimes does commando-crawl on her tummy, but sometimes she is slowly trying to crawl on her hands and knees too.
  • Emma can sit unsupported for longer periods of time now.  She loves to splash at water in the bathtub during bath times.
  • She can pull herself up to standing and sometimes half-standing position, either in her crib (using the railings) or when we hold her hands.
  • Her pincer’s grip is getting stronger and steadier.
  • She loves to balance herself on her side with both legs extended sideways.

Communication and Social Skills

  • Emma is beginning to make the sound “Mmmm” or sometimes she will just say the letter “M” when she wants me.  Lately I think I have heard her say “Mama…” 🙂
  • She loves it when we sing and clap our hands.
  • Continues to be a very smiley happy baby.


  • Constant moisturizing of her skin is essential, at least 4-5 times a day, in the process of healing her eczema.

Food and Feeding

Her diet is mostly 100% on Mommy’s milk, although she has tried several types of food thus far, albeit in small quantities.  Some of the new food that she has tried are:

  • Papaya
  • Plums
  • Dragonfruit slices
  • Grapes (just sucking on the juice)

Her pediatrician has also recommended that we start Emma on a daily dose of 1ml multivitamin.  In addition to supplementing her diet, it would hopefully also help to heal her skin more quickly.


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