Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How is My Child 7 Months Old?

Sweet girl,

You are 7 months old!  I just cannot believe you have been with us for that long.  Your first birthday is creeping closer and closer and it makes Mama so sad how quickly time is passing.  But I am so incredibly thankful I get to spend every single day with your sweet face.  You're my world, little girl, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

You are still in size 3 diapers and are wearing 9-12 month clothes.  Your length gets you every time big girl.  We're still going strong with nursing and we've got ourselves on a consistent schedule for the first time!
  • 6-7 a.m.  First nursing session followed by at least 1 more hour of sleep
  • 9:30 a.m.  First solids consisting of 4 Tbsp. oatmeal mixed with apples, pears, and sweet potatoes
  • 11:30-12:30 p.m.  Nap
  • 12:30 p.m.  Nurse
  • 3-3:45 p.m.  Nap
  • 4:00 p.m.  Nurse
  • 5:15 p.m.  Second solids consisting of usually two vegetables
  • 6:30 p.m.  Nurse 

Mommy has started making your solid foods for you and you are loving all of the new flavors.  You always make a really funny face after your first bite...like, "Whoa!  What the heck is that, Mom?"  But then you eat it up.  You've eaten apples, pears, avocados, bananas, green beans, summer squash, and your favorites of sweet potatoes and oatmeal.   You had quite the bad reaction to bananas but you have handled everything else with no problems at all.

We've finally made the transition to napping in your crib!  You usually fuss for a few minutes but then fall fast asleep.  I'm so glad you have finally learned to do this as taking you out in your car seat or stroller just to fall sleep was getting super inconvenient.  But now you're an old pro.

Speaking of sleep, you have been sleeping mostly on your tummy these days.  At the beginning of the month you weren't able to flip yourself back onto your back and you would wake up very angry in the middle of the night insisting to be rolled over.  But you've now learned to roll any which way you choose and do so in your crib all the time.  For a little girl who can't crawl yet, you sure are mobile.


Probably the most exciting milestone of the month, you have teeth!  Both of your bottom teeth have made their appearance and you are using them!  Ouch.  You had one dose of Tylenol during your first tooth but they really haven't bothered you since.  You're an incredibly easy going little booger and teething has not changed your personality one bit.  Yet.

You are sitting up like a big girl now and are getting steadier every single day.  I feel confident leaving the room with you sitting and know you probably won't topple over.  You can sit in the highchairs at restaurants now and look like such a big girl doing so.  Mommy got you some shape sorting blocks this month so you sit up and play with those quite a bit.


We've spent a lot of time out and about this month looking for a new car for Mommy.  You have been so well behaved each and every outing.  Your Daddy and I could not be more proud of you.  We are so lucky we have such a happy, laid back little girl.  You've also enjoyed several play dates involving a pool.  You are definitely a water baby and want to be sitting in the pool at all times.  You splish and splash all over and the fact that the water is freezing doesn't bother you one bit.  You did take one face plant into the pool and were very sad for 15 seconds or so...but then you wanted right back in. 

You have figured out how to get your feet into your mouth and do it all the time.  It's pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen.

We participated in a Baby Thanksgiving at church where we got up on stage as a family and the whole congregation prayed for you.  It was an amazing experience and I'm so happy we were able to do it.  You were the cutest baby there, if I do say so myself.

You're everything to us, Natty Poo, and we love every single second we get to spend with you.  Your smile lights up the room and one look at your sweet little face and all my troubles disappear.  I love you more than words, my girl.  


Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Awww, what a sweetheart!! I loved this phase! Where they can sit up and play but still aren't completely mobile! And being able to sit in high chairs and grocery carts, made life soooo much easier!!

Happiness Is... said...

She's adorable! She gets cuter and cuter! Thatcher is doing a lot of the same (rolling like a champ but no crawling), but we don't have teeth!

Lora said...

sweet baby!!

Emily said...

Just came across your blog from "Happiness Is...". What a cute little girl. My son will be 6 months in just over a week! I LOVE that you are posting recipes and WW points. I'm counting my points too. :)