Happy 8 months baby girl! What's up with Grace these days? Well, she is in size 12-18 month clothes, and she is wearing size 4 diapers. She is finally liking fruit! She still loves her vegetables, and will sometimes eat 1.5 things of vegetables. She is eating about three 6-ounce bottles, with sometimes one to two 2-4-ounce bottles after her food.
We changed therapy groups, so now she is receiving both physical and occupational therapy! Changing groups was the right thing to do for Grace. We are very thankful for our therapists, and Grace is making great progress with her development! Before OT, she really didn't use her hands much, but now she is using them so much more! She can sometimes hold in her paci, and recently for the first time ever she put her paci back in on her own! That was a big milestone!! She is also rolling all the time! She can roll from her back to her tummy. She is also really trying to sit on her own! She is not quite there yet, but she is making lots of progress. She is also focusing and following better than ever!
We also had a small vacation...we took Grace to the beach. She did NOT like the beach...it was way too sunny and windy for her, but maybe next year she will like it! Grace also celebrated Halloween by being the most beautiful ladybug I've ever seen! I wish I had gotten a picture at our church's Paloween celebration when Grace got to see her Mamaw Rita, her Aunt Susan, and her Aunt Robin! :) They love Grace so very much, and we are so thankful for them (Mamaw Rita keeps Grace when I work).
Thank you all for your love and prayers for our baby girl! Please join us in prayer for her! Here are specific prayer requests for Miss Grace: the she would continue to make progress with her developmental milestones, that her vision would continue to improve (we have another vision appointment next week), that her shunt would continue to work correctly and remain infection free (we are almost past the 6 month period where she is most at risk for infection), and that she would continue to bring others closer to Christ. We are so proud of our biggest blessing!