You are eight months old and full of spunk. Now that you are mobile you are always on the go and the days of being content to hold still have passed. You love to pull yourself up and walk around the room using the furniture. You can pull yourself into a standing position using anything, whether it's a baby wipes container, a rocking chair, or just a flat wall. Sometimes you even let go and stand on your own for a few seconds.

Last week you also figured out how to climb stairs. I was cooking in the kitchen and you were playing in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs in eye sight. I turned around to stir something and then popped it into the microwave, when I turned back around you were gone! I figured you had crawled down the hallway, but then I heard some coos coming from the stairway! I rushed to the bottom of the stairs and low and behold you were on the third stair smiling ear to ear incredibly proud of yourself. I about had a heart attack. It was then that I realized that I need to baby proof things before I even think it is necessary.

You are quite the communicator. You are saying "Momma" and "Dadda" more and more and it seems like you understand what those words mean. You love to clap your hands. You clap your hands whenever I come in to get you from a nap. You also clap your hands if you fall down. I think it may be a habit you adopted because daddy and I always clap and smile when you fall down so that you don't cry.  You are also starting to wave goodbye.

You are eating more and more food. You love oatmeal, avocado, pears, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, and peaches. You also like grapes and apples. You aren't sure about peas, but we're still trying. We're starting to grind up whatever we are eating. Last night you had some carrots, potatoes, and pot roast. 

Your new favorite toys are things that aren't meant to be toys. You love shoes (especially the shoelaces), paper cups, water bottles, rugs, remotes, spoons, and baby wipes containers. 

You are still sporting your adorable natural mohawk and toothless grin. We are so happy you came to our house to be our baby girl. 


Mommy & Daddy

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