SEVEN MONTHS! Woah girl, s-l-o-w d-o-w-n!
Firsts: lake trip to Lay Lake; swing in a hammock; 4th of July; playing cards; outdoor concert; meeting Aunt Rena and John; short trip to Auburn; stay at a hotel; 1800 mile road trip for the Wright family beach trip to Fort Myers, FL; feet in the sand and ocean; beach sunset; sitting in a high chair at a restaurant; apple juice out of a sippy cup; nap by the pool; day trip to Sanibel/Captiva Islands
News Headlines: oil spill stopped
Favorite Toy: your Elmo opposites book and anything you can put in your mouth
Mommy and Daddy’s Favorite: the way you wrinkle your nose when smile; watching you watch your Praise Baby DVD’s; your fake laughs and your gurgles
Milestones: scooting and doing the army crawl…you can’t crawl yet but you sure can squirm anywhere to get what you are after; can sit up as long as you don’t reach for a toy (you are always reaching for something, so you don’t sit up very long); size 2 diaper but I see a size 3 in your very near future; 6-9 month clothes; learning to hold and drink from a sippy cup
Weight/Length: You don’t have to go back to the doctor until 9 months! I suppose you are around 17 pounds and 26 inches long.
Like Mommy: You sleep better with the fan on.
UNLike Daddy: You LOVE bananas!
Best Memory: Your 2 1/2 hour nap with Mommy at the beach in a “big girl” bed. Dancing with you after a bath…you LOVE anything that involves music and it always grabs your attention and calms you down.
Biggest Challenge: Baths at the beach. Mommy didn’t bring your tub, so baths were either in the sink or in your Bumbo seat in the tub and without a doubt you hated bath time every night! I’ve never heard you scream so loud!
How We Spend the Day: You are up at 6:30, but you play in your crib while Mommy gets a few more ZZZ’s. You are up and eating a bottle, cereal, and fruit by 7:15. You play in your exersaucer or roll/scoot all over the floor until 8:30 and you take a 30-45 min. nap. You play some more, then eat lunch around 11:00…usually a bottle and either a fruit or veggie. Around 12:30 you take a 2-3 hour nap. You take a bottle around 3:00 and play all afternoon until Daddy gets home from work. You eat one more bottle and a fruit or veggie around the time that we eat dinner. Daddy plays with you while Mommy cleans the kitchen. You are usually sleepy around 7:30, so we get you into your PJ’s, read you a story, and Daddy rocks you to sleep.
Funniest Moment: You have a new “talent” that we call your fake laugh. We call it that because, well, that’s just what it sounds like. You don’t smile, you just open your mouth and let out a fake laugh. One of the nights we were at the beach, you were fussy so I rocked you to sleep and laid you in your bed. The family sat down to eat a late dinner and you woke up, talking and gurgling. It was obvious you weren’t all that tired and you weren’t going back to sleep anytime soon, so I brought you into the kitchen to eat with the family. You sat in your high chair and fake laughed through the whole meal and you cracked us up!
New Explorations: You grab everything, but your newest obsession is grabbing and scratching at fabric. If a t-shirt, couch, etc. has a print on it, you try your best to make it come off so you can play with it. You like to scratch things with texture like your car seat or pack n play. I think you like the sound it makes. You also love to kick your legs in rhythm in the car seat. On our way to the beach the only time you were not kicking your feet was when you were asleep…literally.
Food: You have liked everything I have put in your mouth. You are such a good eater. It usually takes you a little longer to warm up to a veggie that is not sweet (green beans or carrots), but you will eat them once you know what’s going into your mouth. You are no longer sticking your thumb in your mouth after every bite! But feeding you is still pretty messy because you take a nose dive into every bite. You have had sweet potatoes, bananas, pears, apples, green beans, and carrots.
How We Celebrated Your 7th Month: Daddy had to go to Memphis, TN for work, so it’s just you and Mommy! You helped Mommy in her classroom at school.
Here are some pics from your seventh month:
First time to drink juice out of a sippy cup…still working on that skill! You hold the cup really well, but haven’t realized that you have to either tilt your head back or tilt the cup up to get the juice to come out.