I get asked all of the time if Valentine has a nickname…well, she has lots of nicknames. ML and I find ourselves calling her bunny, bunny foo foo, baby smurf, little smooch, love muffin, and even Valentina. Our pet names for her go on and on. Mostly, however, we call her Valentine. Her name fits her perfectly. Valentine means strong and healthy. At 8 months and 21.5 pounds of perfection, that is exactly what she is: Strong and Healthy.
Valentine is extremely happy. She loves other people as long as mom and dad are around. She loves her baby sitter Nancy and Nancy’s two children. She loves going to running/triathlon races and watching people, she really loves watching other children. Valentine’s favorite thing to do is to swim! After three lessons Valentine can hold her breath and is learning to float on her back. She amazes me every day with how much she learns.
Valentine has two teeth and she loves showing them off. She is now eating about 20 plus ounces of formula (I stopped breast feeding at 6.5 months), along with fruit (avocados and sweet potatoes are her favorite). We have even tried a little bit of turkey and chicken…which she LOVES. She is a big eater. Her record right now is 6 pouches of food in one sitting.
Valentine is rolling around back to front, front to back. She is trying to crawl without much luck.…