Ella is eight months old now. She just got her third tooth (another bottom tooth). The top teeth have been trying to break through for a while, but just haven't made it yet. Ella pulls up on everything and she prefers to stand (not holding on) most of the time. She takes a few steps at a time and she thinks it is so funny when she dives into my arms. She has also learned how to climb stairs this month. She looks when she hears her name and she understands the word "no". She loves to eat. I haven't found any foods that she doesn't like, however, her favorites are strawberries, watermelon and yogurt. Ella has started giving hi-fives and also waves (although this is still sporadic). She has been army-man crawling for about three months now, but has finally figured out how to crawl on her hands and knees with her belly off the ground. Today, she also started using a sippy cup and loves it.