Thursday, April 9, 2009

Look Who's 8 Months Old!

So as usual, I am a bit behind on posting Darby's monthly pictures! While we were on vacation, on St. Patrick's Day to be exact, Darby turned 8 months old! I really can't believe how fast it is flying by. When Darby was born, everyone always told me (many times over!) "enjoy it every second of it because it will go so fast!" Of course I knew it would, but MAN is it! I do enjoy every second of it but also wish it would slow down a little! I am going to blink and have a one year old.

As an 8 month old, Darby...

  • has 2 teeth, both on the bottom.
  • combat crawls like a PRO - she is so fast!
  • takes a break from crawling by sitting. She still does her side lie, but not as much now that she figured out how to sit real quick!
  • points at everything with her pointer finger.
  • has eaten - chicken and beef - the real deal, and loved both!
  • said her first word - "elmo" - we are pretty sure at least. I took a video of her saying it the other day, I'll post soon!
  • LOVES elmo, to say the least. If he is on tv, she sits and waves her arms up and down, squealing. It's really cute.
  • waves hi and bye.
  • is wearing 12 and 18 month sized clothes!
  • wants strangers attention, wherever we go! She is flirt and will turn around in her high chair when we are at restaurants to "chat" with people at other tables!
  • is learning what "no" means. She has been trying to play around with the cable box and dvd player buttons. Every time I tell her "NO!" in a stern voice, she whines. I know she understands what I am saying!
  • coughs if I cough. It is hilarious.
  • is good at entertaining herself. It comes in handy when I want to shower in the mornings! I can just plop her in her playpen with a few toys and she is set!
  • loves other kids. It's so adorable to see her interact with other babies and older kids too. She loves the neighbor kids (and they love her back!).
  • loooooves listening to the Raffi cd we bought her on vacation. She will even "sing" along with us sometimes!
  • get SO happy when she sees her Papa come through the door after work. Once he picks her up, if I try to take her from him, she leans towards him and wont let go. She loves her Papa!!
Here is the updated slide show! She is getting SO big!


Kate said...

She is getting so big! And looking more and more like you every day!

Monica said...

She is darling - simply, darling!!

Aunt Monica