Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lyla Mae, 8 months old

Lyla has been doing all kinds of new stuff in the last month!! She's finally rolling around for locomotion, and she's also scooting a lot more.  She now will set her sights on something and make a concerted effort to get to it, whether it's nearby or across the room. :)  We knew this day would come, of course, but being wiser 2nd-time parents, were happy that it didn't come quite as early as it did with Timothy.

She's also started reaching her arms out to us when she wants to be picked up, and a couple of days after she did that she started waving!  The wave started out as just one arm going up and down, but she's added an open-close of the hand now, too.  It's so freakin' cute!  And of course this means that we're now working on some baby signs with her.  So fun!

She's also become quite adept at the pincer grasp.  She's very coordinated, and was able to master this fine motor skill almost as soon as she started working on it.   She especially likes picking up, and sometimes eating, Joe's O's (Trader Joe's version of Cheeri-O's).

She also cut her first tooth today!  Thankfully, other than a lot of chewing on pretty much anything she can get in her mouth, the teething doesn't really seem to be bothering her too much.

She continues to enjoy blowing raspberries and sticking out that cute little tongue, and she's also babbling a lot.  And loudly, at that!  I think this quiet little girl is finally finding her voice.  Heehee!

And lastly, she started clapping this week!!  

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