This month has been developmentally HUGE for Miss Lyla! She learned to get up into a sitting position by herself, though she didn't do it like most kids - instead of plopping over from a crawling position, she started laying on her tummy and pushed up with her arms, doing the splits, until she was all the way up. She's now doing it the conventional way, but it was a sight to see for a while! :)
She also said her first words! About a week after she turned 9 months, she started saying "Buh-bye" at the appropriate times, and about a week after that she said "papa!" She also says something that sounds like "no more" or "all done" when she's done eating, and sometimes she'll say "up" when she wants to be picked up.
And last, but not least, she started crawling the week before turning 10 months! It was mostly an army crawl at first, but it's full-on, hands-and-knees crawling now! Go, Lyla, go! Of course, the fact that she's super mobile now made for an interesting little photo shoot. Below are the best shots I was able to get before she tried to launch herself off the chair, head-first!
Oh, and I forgot to mention - she now has enough hair for a little clippie! (Yes, I've been waiting for that for a while! hehe)