Wednesday, August 12, 2009

8 Months Old

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.


akamilby said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing I ever saw (well, I did get to see Lindsey's new baby boy, Graham Mark Ward, who was born today, but Ruthie is just as cute!)! I love when she pulls up on your legs and you can see her big eyes and her big smile get close to the camera. I can't believe she's eight months old! Where has the time gone? What a darling, and I'm sure she's a delight to all of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for taking the time to write all about what she is doing and the cute video. So fun to see her interact with you and try for the camera. A very personable young lady. So different from that newborn baby that I had the privilege of holding. Can't wait to get to know her better.
love you,

Kim said...

Ah, what a beautiful little girl! We hope to make it out to CO in the next year. My Aunt now lives in Fort Collins, so we hope, hope, hope to come see you guys in the not too distant future. Wouldn't that be fun.

katie said...

We would love it if you guys made it out here!

Michelle said...

I love Ruthie I love Ruthie I love Ruthie I love Ruthie...stay tuned for the "I love [insert next family member's name]" song next time. This time it's actually Michelle writing, not dear Nora-of-the-many-words-and-so-much-love.

katie said...

Wait, wait wait! When you say [insert next family member's name] I hope you're meaning another existing family members name! Or are you trying to tell me something else?