Amelia is 8 months!
Our happy baby girl turned eight months old this month. We love watching her personality explode as she develops new skills. She's very determined and independent, which leads her to do a lot of things on her own already, such as finding her pacifier in bed, feeding herself almost exclusively, and trying to drink out of her sippy cup by herself.
I think Elias and Amelia have more fun together each day than the day before. Most mornings, they wake each other up and sit in their respective beds giggling until I go in to get them. When she sees Elias, Amelia tries to lunge towards him. This often means that she almost jumps out of your arms. But touching his face and giving him a "hug" (touching foreheads) is all that matters.
She nows does a great job of sitting up by herself. She isn't crawling yet, but she will stretch to reach for things until her belly is hitting the ground between her legs, so I'm guessing it isn't too far off now.
And of course, mirrors are always a great hit.