Peek a boo is not necessarily a ‘cover your face with something’ game around our house. We also play peek a boo (the only way she will start it herself), by holding something you can see through, like a teething ring, up to her eyes and then looking at you and grinning. Are we messing her up, or what? She still hasn’t put anything over her face and then laughed about it or anything. Now, if we put say her shorts over her face while we are changing her diaper, she WILL pull them off, laugh hysterically, but that’s it. No repeat unless we put them back over said face. Sigh. She originally started playing peek a boo by looking back and forth around the car seat handle when I would lean up or back to change the radio station. Now she grins when she does it, like it’s a big ‘ol game.
Most of the time we can get her to wave at someone now, if we prompt her and get her arm up and going a bit. We swear she said hi or something like it as well the other day.
New sounds are OH and WHOA! Although I doubt she understands the significance of either one.
Several months ago she started helping by lifting her head up to put her onesies over them. Now she helps with her arms as well, and the last few days, after some big praises for ‘me’ lifting her hips, she will hike her heinie up to slide the new diaper underneath her. Seems like she responds to praise, which is good. She also seemed to react in a “negatory” fashion to me shaking my head and giving her the mommy look, which I also hope is very good. Can you hear me knocking wood over here?
9 month check up is the 23rd. Crossing fingers it goes well!