Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Eight Months Old

Picture to follow, but for now the writing. Abigail is officially eight months old and an absolute joy. She started full-on crawling on February 10th. She can now cruise around quite nicely and is pulling herself up onto all the furniture easily. She also walks her way around the furniture. She can crawl up stairs. She is eating bites of some of the things we eat as well as winter squash, prunes, pears, apples, apricots, oatmeal, bananas, and we're trying to train her to do juice from a sippy cup. She doesn't quiet get it 100% yet. She talks a lot. She says "maa maa," "gaa gaa," "baa baa" and the like, but I'm not convinced she associates them with anything yet. She has no teeth although I keep thinking she is teething with drool running out of her mouth and constantly gnawing on things. She is done with breast feeding, unfortunately. She is learning to wave bye and can seem to follow some simple instructions like come here, no, head down (a game we play on the bed), and she responds to her name. With the "no" thing, she seems to be getting it. We can't tell yet if she is willfully defying it at times or just doesn't quite get it yet. She's pretty good at staying out of things except that I found her pulling dirt out of one of the plants in teh living room this morning. She remains social, curious, smiley, easy going and active. She has not enjoyed being in the car lately. Parents say that each stage gets more fun, and they're right. She's a doll.

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