Woo hoo! And little miss is eight months old!
And I am more on top of posting this in a timely fashion, so you can woo hoo for that, too, if you want.
Not a whole lot to highlight this month except for the epic development that we now have an expert crawler on our hands.
Now that she's got the hang of it, Nora can't really be stopped. She's constantly on the move and gets pretty feisty if you impede her adventuring. And to my exasperation, that adventuring now includes treasure hunting for any little thing she can put in her mouth.
A piece of paper. A flower petal. A crumb. A day old puff that has been stuck to the floor. A twig. A My Little Pony. Carpet fuzz. My hair. Sand. Mike's sock.
To the mouth!
And she has become more eloquent, as well. Adding "da-das" and "tuh-tuhs" and little blurps to her vocabulary. Sometimes she even strings all these new sounds together to form little sentences. I only wish I knew what she was trying to say. Just recently, she's also started to extend her hand out in front of her and flex it while she's gibbering, and it's so funny because it looks like she's giving some kind of great speech.
Perhaps the crawling has given Nora a sense of empowerment because she has definitely become much more opinionated. And perhaps she watches her sister a little too much because she has also developed the ability to express her anger and frustration in the form of fit-throwing. If I take something out of her hand that I don't want her to chew, she'll start screaming and kicking and sometimes will even throw herself back in despair.
I thought she was going to be my sweet angel child who would just go with the flow. I should have known I wouldn't get off so easily.
It's ok, though, we're getting in lots of practice on how to handle fits with Evie, so we should be pros by the time Nora starts throwing them for real.
But in truth, Nora is so happy and smiley and a pleasure to be around most of the time.
She loves eating (she doesn't really discriminate, as you learned earlier), chewing on keys, crawling, being held, kisses on her neck, swinging (I put her in the baby swing at the playground and she loved it), stroller walks, being outside, watching Mike and grabbing everything.
We love you Nora! Can't wait to see what you learn this month!