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8 Months

Mom: How are you doing, my 8 month old girl?

M(ataya): Pretty good, Mom. I am really enjoying all of the new things I can do.

Mom: Me too! What are some of those things?

M: Well, I can sit up all by myself and I am getting really close to crawling. With a lot of determination, I can get any where I want to go!
Mom: You certainly are on the move. You often surprise me by where you end up and you are already getting into things you should not be getting into!

M: I know, mom, but it is so fun.

Mom: I think I a going to be in big trouble the more mobile you get. How is eating going?
M: I really like to eat. I like to feed myself things like Mum-mums, puffs and pieces of bread. I will eat pretty much anything, especially if it has applesauce with it.

Mom: Applesauce does make things go down much easier, doesn't it. And what things do you like to play with?

M: I really all of my toys, but especially things that make music or a noise when you shake them, like my shape sorter and my picnic basket. I also like to look at my dolls and chew on their hands. Books are fun, but mostly for eating. And I like to do a wiggly dance anytime music is on.

Mom: We all like to see you dance and smile. I will let you get back at it!

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