Willa deserves her own post. She is 8 months old on Sunday (!!) and got her 3rd and 4th teeth on Thanksgiving, her top front ones. She was at the doctor this week and was weighed, and was 19.35 pounds! She is a very happy baby, her daycare teachers adore her almost as much as we do. She rarely cries. and is usually made content with a snuggle. She adores her big sister, who, on the long drive home from Grammy and Grampy's was the only consolation Willa would accept after 20 minutes of crying. Ingrid sang her "You are my sunshine" and played Peekaboo with her in the backseat, and that calmed her right down. On the rare occasion I have Willa, but not Ingrid, in the car, Willa looks at the empty seat next to her in confusion.
She still likes motion to sleep, and her swing is used for the first part of the evening, and is beginning to strain under the demands of a big baby. She likes to play peekaboo with blankets, and she likes her saucer, and at daycare, she likes to bounce in the jumperoo. She still doesn't like to be on her belly, and has yet to show any interest in crawling, but likes to sit and play with her blocks or look in a mirror. She seems to be favoring her left hand, so maybe she will be the first leftie in our family? Her eyes are still blue and seem to be hinting at turning brown, like Ingrid's, but it's not definitive at this point.
She loves to snuggle and smile and laugh, and she loooves taking a bath, where she kicks and splashes and kicks some more. She likes eating mum-mum crackers, puffs, and fruit and oatmeal, and has just tried yogurt. She even had some squash on thanksgiving, and liked that, too!
We are so happy with our big little baby, and are so excited to take her to Texas to meet her extended family. We hope she travels well!