All those things she was on the cusp of as of my last report - she has developed!
A) Sitting up unassisted. She tumbles back sometimes when she gets too excited and kicks her feet - but not too often.
B) Eating solid foods! Well, rice cereal and puréed foods. She's taking them well and her bowel movements have left the realm of gold and scent-less to brown and smelly. Yay. We haven't tried anything "crunchy" yet, but with how well she's taking the cereal I believe she'd be ready for almost anything. Hell, the other day she finished half of her cousin's apple juice from his sippy cup!
C) Teeth! She has two teeth now! She was teething at Halloween and shortly after we saw two poking through. Bottom, center, adorable!
D) Babbling. This has been a real joy, she's just so squeezably cute when she's babbling. The other day she came home from Rebekah's and we played dinosaurs while she was in her high chair - roaring at each other in kind. It was amazing :)
So yes, she's plugging along - 8 months old now - time is just flying by :(