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.
*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.)