Thursday, April 16, 2009

Eight Months

Bella is eight months old. And she's getting enormous. (And the light was not particularly good, so even my foamcore board trick didn't give me the pictures I wanted.)
Plus, it's getting harder and harder to keep her on the couch for her growth picture next to Pedro the bear.
Bella:
*has mastered pulling (HARD!) on ears, hair, and noses and is now working on perfecting the technique with eyebrows and adam's apples.
*responds to almost any statement directed at her with "dadadadada." I have been working with her on "mamamamama," but the twinkle in her eye assures me that she has no intention on giving up this fantastic joke anytime soon.
*has a pincer grasp. I love when you can start plopping them in the high chair with a handful of Cheerios while dinner is being prepared. I like this stage much better than when a baby first decides that ONLY they can feed themselves and the dining room floor suffers greatly for a couple months (or years). Oh well--independence is worth the work.
*can scoot herself backward, but not propel herself forward. It's terribly frustrating for her, but incredibly funny to me.
In comparison to Olivia at 8 months. (Wait--haven't we seen this picture before?) Face: Bella's is not as round. Eyes: very similar. Coloring: almost identical.And Mimi at 8 months. Face shape: dead on. Smile: exactly the same. Coloring: Bella's is darker. Weight: I think Bella might be closer to Naomi's weight now than at the same age.)

9 comments:

Mags said...

i love how you are very patiently waiting for john to snap a picture with puke all over your face. way to sacrifice for posterity! puke on the face is a right of passage. like drivers licenses and first kisses.
love the picture of you and john as your header!

Mags said...

how did you cover those cans with paper w/out showing the ridges through? mod podge? tape? i've got a bunch of food storage cans hanging around and i thought i'd steal your idea and put them to practical use!

Tisher..... :) said...

beautiful baby. and...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! love you :) :)

adventure knitter said...

why do they always say dadada first??

Emilee said...

Mags--
I just used tacky glue directly on the can and then wrapped the paper around. It works perfectly.

The Pynes said...

I love the way you write - always entertaining for me.

Lyle said...

"Enormous" may be a bit of an overstatement, but could you slow her life down a bit? I don't want to miss it.

Bonnie said...

You have such cute girls!

Tisher..... :) said...

can we just talk for a second about how beautiful that baby is? just for a second?