It's hard to believe that E is 8 months old already. I feel like we just brought her home from the hospital yesterday. I can't believe that she's learning to talk, learning to crawl, and attempting to pull herself up to stand. Where has the time gone?
She still has no teeth, but that hasn't stopped her from eating a lot
of interesting foods. Most recently, she has discovered a love for
tofu. I just chop a bit off a large block and she has a grand time!
I've also introduced her to teething biscuits. She really likes them,
but they're very messy. I have to give them to her when she's naked,
and then take her straight to a bath.
She still travels backwards when crawling. I don't know how much
longer that will last. The other day, she figured out how to get
herself back to sitting from the crawling position, and that has helped
her with forward movement, so she's been sticking with that for the
We've been using some sign language with her, hoping that she will be
able to communicate with us soon, before she can really talk. We've
been using the signs for "more," "milk" "mommy," and "daddy" fairly
consistently, as well as "sleep," "book," and "baby" and a few others
that I realize I know as I talk to her, a little less consistently.
Starting this Friday, there will be a four-week series of singing and
signing at the Beaverton Library for free, so we put that on the
calendar. It should be a fun time!
We purchased our tickets to head east at the end of the month. This
will be E's first time on an airplane. We got nonstop flights,
and surprisingly, they were the least expensive! Still, it's 6 hours in
an airplane. Whatever will we do? Perhaps if we keep her up all