I really have been a slacker on posting for the past few weeks. My only excuse is I have been busy, that's all. So in Lizzie Milestone News we have a few exciting things happening:
First off the day before Lizzie turned 8 months she finally started holding her own bottle. Now we knew she could do it before but she was just being really lazy. Why hold your own bottle when someone else will do it for you? It all started when I was going up stairs to feed her before bed. She was screaming her head off because she was hungry and I wasn't walking fast enough. So to temporarily appease her I gave her the bottle to hold on to until we got to the bedroom. That's when she took the initiative to actually feed herself. It has been heaven for Jai and myself ever since.
The second milestone is clapping her hands. I don't know where this came from, but one day she just started clapping along to songs, television, and when ever she is happy. Cool.
Lizzie is a very independent spirit and wants to do everything herself (I don't know where that came from) She is trying to move on her own. She pulls herself to almost standing on some of her toys. We are always prepared for a huge fall. So far on her belly she can go backwards, around in circles, and get up on her knees and rock back and forth. She'll also lunge forward and hit her head on the floor, its pretty funny. She is not quite crawling but we know she'll figure it out soon and before you know it we won't be able to keep up with her (Watch out Schwartz!!! You won't be safe ever again)
The last milestone happened today. Her first tooth broke through. It's not really obvious, but you can kinda see it and feel it. Finally at 8 1/2 months she is starting to teethe. One day she will be able to chew foods and not gum them!!!!