She was saying, "MOM, WHY ARE YOU LAYING ME DOWN? I DON'T LIKE IT! I DON'T LIKE IT! PICK ME UP, MOM. I NEED YOU! PLEEEEEEEEEEASE PICK ME UP!"
I told Greg that those were actually perfect 8 month pictures... because they show exactly what she's like right now. He just laughed. I guess he thought I was joking. I sometimes get really frustrated by her neediness and her crying. But as I've thought about it, I've decided to enjoy even this fussy/needy period. After all, everything goes by so quickly with kids... I better cherish these moments when she desperately "needs" me. She'll certainly outgrow her need for mom at some point... and that will be a very sad day.
Anyway, I did finally get one picture that is passable. Her eyes are a little red, but other than that it's okay.
Aw, what a cutie! She's doing so much more than she was doing even last month. She crawls now, although she still doesn't go very fast or seem very interested in crawling. What she really loves to do is pull herself to standing and play standing up. This can be a real problem in the bathtub... which doesn't provide the most traction. Just last night she tried to stand, slipped, and ended up with a faceful of water.