Ariel is now 8 months old. She is sitting very well by herself and when she is on her belly she is able to lift her bottom in the air. We are thinking she will start to crawl soon. She is completely weaned from breastfeeding and is taking the bottle like a pro. Her hair is getting a bit longer but no near long enough for the clip in bows. Dan calls her his grub worm because she is so much chunkier than Caleb ever was. We joke at times that Ariel will surpass Caleb when she is two! She is still a great sleeper. Sleeps generally from 8:30-7:30 every night. The past two Saturday nights she has woken up about an hour after falling asleep and just cried at the top of her lungs. It has happend both times while Dan and I have been trying to watch a movie! We think it is just from teething, I gave her tylenol both times and some teething tablets and then just held her in my arms and she was asleep both times within 15-20 minutes. So needless to say, she still has no teeth yet.
I can't believe how fast she is growing. I am very thankful that she isn't already active...gives me more "baby" time. I am pretty sure that the reason why she isn't doing things near as quickly as Caleb did is because she is so laid back! She is just so content to just sit and play with her toys.
Caleb and Ariel are starting to interact more with each other. They will sit and just giggle back and forth. She has started realizing when Caleb takes things from her that if she cries she will get it back (most of the time!).
One thing that Ariel does that I haven't seen any other baby do is move and twist her wrists constantly. Take a look in the videos and you will see what I mean!