Another thing that has been cool is that Olivia is now eating a lot more solid foods. We have introduced a LOT of different foods in the past month with varying degrees of success (turkey=bad, chicken=good). Also, we have finally come to grips with the fact that Olivia is not normal when it comes to the sounds she makes when she eats. We tried to convince ourselves for a long time that it was normal for some babies to make these sounds (the closest description is a baby version of Monica Seles grunting after each bite) but we have been told over and over again that babies are not supposed make loud sounds every single time they take a bite. Feeding Olivia in public immediately provokes every person within 75 yards to look in our direction.
Not coincidentally, we have begun to eat out less and less! That has allowed us to start grilling again which is a Dean tradition in the summer (Corona required). Also, we have found a gym near our house that has a daycare for Olivia. We hope that this will allow us to get back in shape. Of course, I am mainly talking about myself since Persis has already lost all her baby weight and somehow magically passed it on to me.
Going back to where we started...here is a video we took of an unhappy Olivia after we finished taking pictures of her on the day she turned eight months old. Enjoy!