Friday, June 7, 2013

Month 7

Happy 7-month birthday!

At 7 months old, you love to sit up on your own.
Whether you are sitting on the floor, in the middle of the bed, or playing in your crib,
you want to be sitting rather than laying or being reclined.
Therefore we tend to use your exersaucer more than the bouncy seat these days,
as well as the bumbo or highchair, although you associate those with certain tasks.
We still take nightly walks around the neighborhood in the umbrella stroller,
and we keep your big stroller in the car,
in case you fall asleep in the carseat when we're out,
we can just pop it into the stroller.

New tricks include:
rolling over (which I've only witnessed once)
and definitely sitting on your own!

Food: Breastmilk, a formula bottle (or two) per day, 
one meal at daycare... typically a vegetable,
and then one meal in the evenings, usually fruit.
The newest food that you've tried is peaches,
as well as some Stage 2 baby food combinations,
so more mixed veggies, and mixed fruits.
You've tried the yogurt melts, but you were not impressed!
Of course, your daddy tried one too,
and you both shared the same puckered-face reaction.

Sleep: You have finally started sleeping through the night again!
The tricky part is getting you to GO to sleep! You fight it hard.
Once you are asleep, you are good to go though.
Occasionally your pacifier will fall out, but one of us will stick it back in,
and you are off to sleep again pretty easily.

Clothing size: You are wearing size 6-9 month or straight up 9-month clothes,
I occasionally squeeze you into cute size 6-month outfits
that you never got around to wearing because it was too cold.
I have to get you in them at least once!

Toys: The farm animals are a must in the morning,
And we carry the set of plastic keys pretty much everywhere we go.
I must say that Sophie the Giraffe is probably your favorite "chew toy" these days.
She's easy to hold, and her ears and horns
 (aka ossicones - learn something new everyday!)
must comfort your gums.
And without Your Pal Violet, you'd be lost!

Bath toys have made their way into the mix as well!
The Eric Carle toys, as well as the "it's a small world" boat
that your cousins brought you back from Disney World
have been a huge hit!
And there's nothing like chewing on a wet washcloth!

Thanks Jennifer!

Book of the Month:  Your latest book club book is Pouch!
by David Ezra Stein

I love this book too!
Such a sweet story of growing up and exploring the world,
and finding a friend. So sweet.

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