please no one tell me that baby sylvi is 3/4 of a year old. i just might smack you or start crying. or both! hard to believe, but she is eight months old today!
so what is she like at eight months? a whole lot of fun and sweetness, as usual. she is really starting to liven up and her personality is coming out in full force! as she learns new skills and interacts more with the world around her, we are starting to see more and more of what she likes and dislikes, things that get her excited and calm her down. she is getting close to crawling but doesn't seem to be in any particular rush. she gets up on all fours and rocks, occasionally scooting backwards before flopping on her belly and being content with whatever is in arm's reach! she is also starting to stand up while holding on to things, and while the new vantage point is nice, she doesn't seem the least bit frustrated when she plops down on her bottom. she is just as content sitting down and observing as she is trying to be on the move.
as we mentioned before, she is quite the talker and has started saying "mama" and "dada" on a more regular basis. the jury is still out as to whether she is really directing them at us, but i am going to venture to guess that she DOES know what she's saying! she's also added some new squeals to her vocabulary that send the cat running and make isa respond with, "Sylvi roo! You're a squeally squeally!"
happy eight months rooster, we love you!