Greta is now 8 months old! This past month has been pretty darn eventful. At the beginning of the month Greta was rolling all over the floor. She was pushing up and somehow moving forward and backward. By Jan. 8, that became army crawling and within a week she was pretty much doing full crawling all the time. She then learned to go from crawling back to sitting. This means that Greta is into everything!
Towards the end of the month she started to pull herself up on things that were at the right height.
This month, after several days of non-stop whining, Greta’s first tooth finally broke through the gums (Jan. 10). It is the bottom right center tooth. It continues to come in more and more, and now even three weeks later it doesn’t look like it is all the way in.
When she is teething, she likes to be held quite often and likes to chew on everything. We have also given her a little ice in her mesh feeder. She mostly sucks on it. We also give her little sips of cold water. Usually she puts it in her mouth and spits it out, but sometimes she swallows a little of it.
This month Greta started to be ticklish on her sides. She laughs and laughs. In fact this month she seemed to laugh easier than before. She thinks many things are funny: mommy, daddy, albert, plants, dancing, flying, etc.
Greta learned to pat. She often pats my chest or the floor. It is quite sweet. Greta discovered that books are not just for chewing. She now will let us read to her. Before she would take the book and shove it in her mouth. Now she listens and turns the pages. She even reads them on her own!
Greta started to splash on purpose in the bath. She used to splash, but then didn’t for a while and now she discovered that when she splashes water goes everywhere and that is funny. We have been bathing her in her tub on the bathroom counter, but with all the splashing, we decided to try putting the little tub in the big tub. Greta was quite scared when we did that. For several days she did not like the bath, and for now we bath her quickly on the counter.
Greta started to make some funny faces this month. She scrunches her nose up and blows out.
She also sticks her tongue out to the side.
This month we decided to let Greta try and feed herself to see if she would be more interested in eating. She doesn’t really like to try and put the food in her mouth with her hands, but if we put some on the spoon she will often lick it off. She also likes to put the spoon behind her ear, which makes a nice mess.
Greta likes to play with the laundry while I am folding it. She also enjoys taking her diapers out of the basket.
Greta likes to sit in this chair like a big girl. Most of the time she doesn’t even try to get down.
Greta loves Albert. Before the crawling got so fast Albert got caught several times by Greta. He has since learned that he better stay out of the way or else he will be attacked. He also wanted to be near her often and ‘play’ with her.
My aunt came to visit for a few days while Matt was in California and after being shy at first Greta warmed up to her.
And lastly, just a cute picture that I liked.