January 12, 2013
This month has been a month of movement. Last month she was sitting on her own and fairly stable but not mobile; over the course of the month she learned to scoot backwards, go from scooting to a sitting position, and, on the day we took these pictures, she started crawling!
She is not very quick yet but if she spies something she's interested in, she can get herself to it. If I get down on the floor and call her she will crawl over to me, and she's even pulled herself up to a standing position using my hands! I think taking her monthly bear picture is going to get a lot more challenging now - a bunch of the pictures from this month look like this:
Seven Month Info
(unofficial, weighed at home)
15 lbs 3 oz
She's still not very excited about eating anything other than breastmilk right now. I do feed her a pureed solid about once a day, but I'd guess that less than a tablespoon actually makes it to her tummy. I let her play with the spoon, and I feed her off my finger. She still gets this look of semi-horror on her face whenever we try something new. It's like she still doesn't quite get it that she's supposed to swallow whatever is in her mouth. She kind of holds it in her mouth and looks at me like "what am I supposed to do now?" So far we've tried apples, bananas, pears, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. Next on my list is green beans -- I keep thinking that maybe I'm going to hit on something that she really likes. Otherwise, we still breastfeed about every 3 hours and once or twice during the night. She takes 5oz of expressed breastmilk from a bottle at daycare.
She is now sleeping nights in her crib!! Of course, we are sleeping upstairs with her, but that's more my issue than hers. We put her down around 7 (or before, depending on how she's napped during the day). Sometimes she sleeps soundly right away and we don't hear a peep out of her until midnight or later, and sometimes we have to go up and settle her several times before she sleeps soundly. She is usually awake for the day between 6-7am.
She is taking 3 naps a day. She goes to daycare in the mornings and that has put a bit of a kink in her nap routine. She does nap at daycare, but so far it's only been about 30-45min naps. When I pick her up around noon, she naps in the car again on the way home. And then she takes a long (2 hr) nap in the late afternoon.
She's still in all 6 month clothes with room to grow.
She is always babbling these days - lots of hard consonant sounds. Mostly 'M' sounds with some D, B, and K sounds mixed in on occasion.
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