Ruthie's getting bigger all the time! She is a big girl and people always ask me how old she is and then are surprised that she is only 8 months. People also always comment on her blue eyes, they are a very intense blue and she always looks you straight in the eyes. She's got a few words now. She says Mama, Dada, Bye-bye, Night-Night and Anna. Those are all sounds that she makes, too, randomly in her play (ma-ma-ma-ma-ma...) but she knows how to use them according to their true meaning (when she wants me she says Mama and holds her hands out to me).
She connects waving with hi, bye-bye and night-night and if she hears one of those words will often start waving. She also connects waving with Mitch since she sees him come and go to work each day. When he leaves she says "bye-bye Dada" and says "hi Dada" when he comes home, always waving and grinning. The other day I asked her to say hi to Anna right after she got up in the morning. She waved at Anna with a big grin and then she started looking around the room and said "Dada?" Mitch had already left for work but she wanted to know where he was.
If she gets tired when we're out and about she asks to be picked up (Mama, with her hands up to me) and then when I pick her up she says "night-night" and starts waving to whoever we are with and then snuggles into me. Her other favorite motion right now is clapping. She loves to clap and especially loves it when we clap with her and say "Yay!"
She is quite the mimicker of sounds, even when she's not quite sure what they mean. Sometimes she will mimic 'I love you', which sounds something like "Ah wuh ooh" when she tries. She will mimic any sounds her sisters will repeat to her over and over (which they love to do).Enjoy this little video I took of our sweet 8 month old. I was trying to get her to wave for us, and she does once, but the rest is just her playing and trying to get the camera.