THIS BABY. She is full of joy and such a delight to have around! We're all completely enamored of her. Her older sisters dote on her and Steve and I can't help but squish her every time we get the chance. She is such a wonderful addition to our family!
at 8 months old Ruth...
is eating almost everything now... with surprising efficiency
has almost mastered sitting up
is pretty proud of her tongue and can most often be found giving a squinty eyed smile with that silly tongue sticking out the side
is ultra ticklish pretty much everywhere. It's the best.
has not lost her obsession with hair and usually has at least one strand of mine hiding in one or two of her rolls. Usually the wrist (yes the wrist roll) or the neck. lol
continues to have that reddish brown hair and pretty denim blue eyes
has completely outgrown her bumbo...or I should say, her thighs have!
is slowly but surely working on her hand eye coordination and can now feed herself the occasional cheerio. huzzah!
gets excited and smiles with her head cocked to the side, which is just....I have no words
is starting to grow quite a bit of hair! It seems like just in the last couple weeks it's started coming in thick
sleeps about 11 hours every night
has gotten her first two colds within a couple months of each other :(
chews on anything and everything in her reach, toys and footwear alike (probably the reason for the aforementioned colds)
is starting to get pretty attached to me and will often fuss when I walk out of the room
has been saying "dada" "papa" and "baba" and the other day I even thought I heard a "mama". Of course she was crying at the time which is, I swear, the only way my kids learn to say "mama"! Hilarious, but also probably appropriate.