Harper is 8 months old and so fun. So many things are new and exciting. I just can't believe how stinking big my sweet little baby is getting! She might have been long and skinny when she was younger, but she has definitely made up for that. She has a bit of a belly and some pretty chunky thighs. But she's still only about 18 pounds and about 28 inches.
Sitting in a high chair at a restaurant for the first time
She is always moving and shaking. She NEVER sits still. When you are holding her, she rotates round and round and round, wanting to see everything that's going on. She now knows what we want when we tell her to "jump" and proceeds to jump and jump and jump. She isn't crawling yet, but is rocking back and forth and rolling everywhere. It's so funny to watch her figure out how to turn, roll, and scoot to where she wants to go.
Rolling on the floor, kicking the door, playing with Sofie
She loves to talk. She is constantly babbling and screeching and making the best noises. About 1 day a week, she spends the whole day saying "dada" and then doesn't do it again for awhile. Crazy girl. She is also mimicking a lot of things we do. She loves to smack her lips, fake laugh, and fake cough because she knows we will totally do it back.
Wearing jeans and shoes - she looks like such a big girl!
If you can only scoot backwards, eventually you get stuck
Her favorite toys are...not really toys. She loves to suck on her wash cloth, during bath and after eating. She loves her baby spoon and even gnaws on her medicine droppers (sans medication). Because she's teething, she loves her Sofie giraffe - which makes Maggie crazy because it squeaks. And we finally broke down and found a remote for her to have all to herself.
Ignoring all her toys and playing with her spoon and washcloth
While I wasn't paying attention, she got ahold of the spoon and got a handful of sweet potato. She thought it was more to play with at first and then finally figured out she could eat it too.
The big news is that we have teeth! And she is such a stud that she got two at once. One came in last Wednesday and the second came in two days later. We didn't even notice much extra fussiness and suddenly it had popped up. But, it definitely hurts her now. She holds her tongue over her teeth and has this sad, pitiful cry. And she still wants to suck on everything, which isn't as easy now because she bites!
She is still one of the cutest, funniest, happiest babies ever. Everywhere we go, people comment on how happy she is. She is such a people person. The grocery store cashier, Susan, knows us by name and walks around the store to say hi to us. Now that it's nicer weather, we take walks and play outside with our neighbors, the Graham's. They have a 4 year old girl, Taylor, and 2 year old boy, Kipton. They are all gonna be such good friends growing up. And I can't wait for the day when she's being testy and I can send her over to Jeanie's house to play with Taylor and Kipton!
At the park, she decided she wanted to walk Maggie for me
The other day we went over to my friend, Jill's, to play and hang out. Alyssa is a very good helper and likes to hand Harper tons of toys. At one point, Harper was sitting up playing with something. Alyssa decided she wanted to sit in her lap. Like always, Alyssa backed up until she felt Harper behind her and sat down. Of course Harper was totally confused and fell on the ground with this little girl sitting on top of her. I laughed so hard that I forgot to get a picture before she started crying.
No worries - kids always make up
Happy 8 Months, Missy Prissy!