Little Dorrit is eight months old today! Hooray! We've made it to eight months with the help of lots of doctors, nurses, friends, and family. I really feel like she has mastered rolling over and she has made great progress towards sitting up on her own as well thanks to weekly therapy sessions. She's started "talking" a lot more lately. Overall, she is just a really sweet baby and loves to smile and laugh (well, her version of laughter - Mr. Rochester swears she is physically incapable of hearty, belly laughs). She has her two bottom front teeth and constantly has a runny nose which makes us think there are more teeth on the way any day now. I'm so grateful she sleeps well and most nights we are able to get a good night's sleep (I'm sure her being hooked up to a feeding pump all night helps a lot with that).
This morning we finally had her baby blessing and we are so grateful to everyone who came to be with us in person and in spirit. :) We are especially grateful to our local church leaders for letting us schedule her blessing during our ward conference, which isn't typically when baby blessings are held. I think Little Dorrit just looked beautiful in her dress - I didn't get many photos of her today but I'm just going to dress her up again sometime and have a photo session with her in her blessing gown.
A few weeks ago, Little Dorrit got her helmet and so far, that is going well. The biggest complaint I have with it is, we can never really seem to get all of the smell completely out when clean it each day. If you've had helmet experience, I would love any advice. We were told to use only rubbing alcohol to clean it so that's what we have been doing. She seems to have gotten used to it and so far, I feel like we are already seeing improvements in her head shape.