Physically, she can now sit herself down after standing up, and started cruising while holding onto furniture, though still a little unstable. She has mastered the pincer grasp, and can be really sharp in spotting teeny weeny objects on the floor, before crawling to it and picking it up with her thumb and index finger.
Last month, she could open and close her fingers in response to people saying bye-bye, and has now advanced to actually waving her hand. She can also clap to instruction.
She would sometimes babble papa and mama but I don't think she knows what they mean just yet. The first word which she utters with complete understanding is mum-mum. Whenever she sees me holding her porridge, or sees any of us eating, she would say mum-mum and move her mouth to mimic the chewing action, though there's still no sign of teething. She absolutely loves food (and I'm definitely not complaining here), and would always try to reach for food on our plates when we eat. I have to ensure I have something for her (mostly Baby Bites, bread or pau) whenever we eat to keep her occupied and leave us to eat in peace. She takes porridge twice daily, cooked with vegetable and fish.
The Velcro baby in her is probably at its height as she would cry piteously even if I pop into the bathroom for the shortest period to wash my hand. And if someone attempts to carry her when she's in my arms, she would grab my shirt tightly and refuse to let go, as if hanging on for dear life :-)
She loves playing hide-and-seek with her che-che, and her che-che doesn't get tired of hiding underneath the comforter time and again, only to let her mei-mei flip over the comforter and find her there. Both will then end up giggling to no ends. I simply love watching them play.