Daphne is already 8 months old!! We are IN LOVE with her and she has become quite the little lady.

She loves...
~Playing with her animal toys, especially her cow
~Looking into mirrors
~Singing songs
~Playing with her big pink ball
~Talking! Especially at church. She has an adorable squeal and is using more sounds.
~Getting tickled while on her tummy (which is about the only activity she tolerates on her stomach)
~Looking at her hands! She loves putting her hands high in the air, watching them, putting her toys above her head, and...
~Waving! She started waving September 20th, and started clapping September 22nd
~Looking at, holding, and sucking on her feet
~Reading books! She loves turning the pages, leans in to look at the pages she likes (usually the pages with animals or children), doing all the flaps in Dear Zoo, and she even 'kisses' her books on the pages she likes. She also seems to really like anything red when we read her books.
~Feeding herself. She started feeding herself and using the pincer grasp on September 15th, and started cutting her first tooth September 2nd. She now has her two bottom teeth!
~Eating everything except for peas and peaches
~Sitting! She loves to sit, and when we try to do tummy time she rolls almost immediately onto her back. Needless to say, she doesn't have a big interest in crawling yet.
~Her sippy cup! Hallelujah, since she has been a bottle-hater since month 4.
~Getting her hair blown on
~Looking at/touching my earings, necklaces, our ears, and Jared's hair. Also, one of her favorite new toys is a stretchy pearl necklace.
~Chewing on her tongue
~Sitting on the front porch with Mama and getting the mail with Daddy
~Falling asleep in her carseat
~Stepping! She has started taking more steps instead of just jumping.

Also, I wanted to keep track of the colorful nicknames for Daphne that have taken shape; they include: Daph, Daffy, Daffy-Waffers, Daffy-Wafferton, Missy, Girlfriend, Baby Cakes, Miss Magoo, Little Missy, & Baby Girl. I'm not sure how some of these originated, but she gets called all of them. I'm not really sure how she knows her real name, but she does.

We love our sweet baby and don't know what we would do without her!

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