Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Eight-Month Milestones

Friends here and here have encouraged me to think about Noah's milestones, so here's the list I've come up with. I'm sure I've left plenty off.
  • Rolls FtB, BtF, crawl to sit, sit to crawl, etc.
  • Crawls on all 4's (creeps) faster than we can
  • Follows us from room to room and comes when coaxed
  • Carries toys with him from room to room and sometimes brings things when asked
  • Goes looking for things he remembers that are now out of sight
  • Pulls to stand, and sits back down gently
  • Lets go when standing for several seconds at a time
  • Cruises around the furniture when on a mission (but doesn't walk just for fun)
  • Plays peek-a-boo
  • Throws a mean curveball, though sometimes backwards. Plays catch with Daddy.
  • Speaks a totally unrecognizable language, complete with unidentifiable consonents
  • Opens bottom drawers (yikes!)
  • Has mastered pincer grasp, especially on nipples (rubber or flesh -- ouch!)
  • Bats away a spoon with ninja-like agility
  • Clenches jaw and lips closed for food or medicine
  • Gives hugs and kisses, smiles and belly laughs.

What he doesn't do so well yet is:

  • wave bye-bye or sign
  • say mama, dada, or anything else
  • have teeth
  • eat puffies, cheerios or things with texture
  • hold his own bottle/sippy at a drinking angle
  • sleep through the night
  • play with babysitters.

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