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Eight Months Old Already!!

It's hard to believe that Elizabeth 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 moment.

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 Elizabeth'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 night...

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