At eight months Adam is not quite yet crawling on his hands and knees, but believe me, he gets where ever he wants to go. He is completely untrustworthy if left alone in a room now, because he instantly goes to electrocute himself, choke himself, or turn the volume knob on the receiver. So if I'm not in the room with him, he either goes into his crib or his exersaucer. The good news is he's totally amenable to all of those plans. He's just now starting to balance when we sit him up, but he's still really not interested in sitting up as a way to spend his day. Once he sees a toy he wants, he flops himself over and goes for it. I feel like he'll be able to start pulling up before he'll be able to sit up.
He usually eats two different baby foods every night, and has started getting more table food and finger food. I put Cheerios on his tray while we're having dinner and he is starting to get one or two into his mouth. He has also eaten an entire sugar snap pea on his own, and I'm looking forward to feeding him bits of Thanksgiving dinner. He continues to nurse well in the meanwhile.
Sleep has been hit or miss this past month. Mostly misses, with him sometimes waking up every three hours to eat like he's never been fed before. The good news is that he only eats for about ten minutes, and then is happy to be plopped back in his crib. Same at nap time - if he doesn't immediately roll over and snuggle up with Lambykins, he will either talk to himself for awhile, or cry for just a few minutes before settling down with his bottom straight up in the air.
Some of Ellie's recent funnies include turning to Gigi and out of nowhere saying "is there a problem here Sheriff?" and yesterday when Grizz told her he couldn't carry her anymore (joking with her about how big she is) she countered with "why, are your hands broken?"