8 Months Old Progress Report

Well, it’s hard to believe, but Scarlet turned 8 months old last week. I know in the future I will forget when things happened, so I thought it would be nice to record what Scarlet’s doing at different ages.

Verbally: Scarlet has been quite a talker for a long time. Lately she’s been doing mostly “Ba Ba” sounds, with an occassional “Da Da” or “Ma Ma”. The Dadas and Mamas don’t really sound intentional though. However, last week, the day before my birthday, I was on the phone with James and Scarlet was on the floor beside me. She looked up at me and very clearly said, “MaMa”! It seemed very intentional and it made my heart melt. She hasn’t said it since, but we’ll count that as your birthday present to Mommy, little Scarlet! 

Crawling: As far as crawling, Scarlet has been on a backwards kick for over a month now. Finally this week she has started crawling forward, and it’s been with confidence.

She crawled her way under Grammy’s couch a few weeks ago.

Pulling up: Last week, Scarlet started trying to pull up to standing position.  She’ll grab my hands and though I keep her steady, I don’t really help; she can get up from sitting to standing position on her own. Time to move the crib matress down!  Forgot to mention that Scarlet has also been doing a lot of “uh uh” sounds. There are times when it seems she is trying to say “up” as it corresponds to her movements.

Eating: Currently Scarlet still enjoys a bottle in the morning, before bed and maybe 1 or 2 more sprinkled throughout the day. She eats lots of Earth’s Best organic baby food as well as Organic applesauces in many flavors. We also give her table food. She enjoys cheese when we go to our favorite pizza place.  And she will not let you drink in front of her without demanding a drink herself.

Play: Scarlet mostly works on mastering skills like pulling up and crawling. She does love her V-Tech puppy that I found at Goodwill. She also has finally started liking her butterfly teether I got several months ago.  Here she is the other day playing in the leaves in the park.

Teeth: Four teeth so far, and it seems as if more are coming! You can see some of them in the picture above.

Other: Her hair seems to be getting lighter. Still pretty fine, but getting longer too.

~ by tawnyamarie on October 13, 2011.

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