My little one is 8 months old and this is shaping up to be the most interesting and fun month of his life yet. He finally seems to be comprehending the world around him. In the previous months, life was just happening around him. Now, he is starting to participate, which is exciting.
For instance, he has learned to wave "hello" or "bye bye". It's more of a copy cat behavior at this point, but it's still cool! We'll wave at him when saying hi or bye and he'll smile and wiggle his little hand and fingers LOL Then we praise him like crazy of course which he loves.
He also will copy what he sees on TV. I've been watching him while he watches NickJr, and when he sees other kids do something like dance or wiggle their hands or feet, he sees to be trying to mimic.
And my favorite behavior? Well, I have always kissed his little cheeks and blown raspberries on them, and guess what? He's finally picked up on it and just last night he laid a big wet open mouth kiss on my cheek and blew raspberries! Then I returned the favor, and he did it again! LOL I'm just amazed at how much these little babies learn and absorb in such a little amount of time.
Now crawling is another issue.. he isn't anywhere near that yet but I'm not worried about it. He sits on his own, rolls all over the place, and army crawls on his belly to get what he wants. I think crawling is around the corner though because he'll pull up on his knees but not know what to do next so he'll drop down again, hehe. It's only a matter of time before he convinces himself that he's brave enough to start moving. :) My little monster is growing up!! Ahhh!!!