Gwen has learned a lot of exciting new skills over the past two weeks! Just after Thanksgiving, Gwen suddenly learned how to sit up by herself. One day while I was working on the computer, I looked over and she was laying on her belly. Then when I looked again a few minutes later, she was sitting up all by herself! I was so shocked that I did a double take! That was an exciting milestone for sure!
Then she really started working on moving her body around. She has been very good at rolling over in both directions for a while now. But recently she has been getting up on her knees and rocking back and forth. We knew that it wouldn’t be much longer before she’d be crawling! And we were right! Yesterday she made her first real attempts at crawling and boy is it fun to watch her go. She hasn’t quite figured out how far she can go yet, but that’s OK. Once she really gets going, we’ll have to watch her that much closer!
Also these past few days, Gwen has been putting her hands together more. We have caught her clapping once or twice before and she seems to be just as surprised by it as we are. Today she has been clapping a lot more. It’s super adorable!
I think she’ll be getting her first tooth fairly soon as well. At least I’ve noticed a lump in her lower gum that wasn’t there before. So many changes for our big girl. Gwen is such a sweet little baby. I wish we could freeze time and enjoy her at 8 months old a while longer. We’re so glad she’s part of our family!