Friday, September 3, 2010

7 Months Old

Wow, I can't believe Lila's on the other half of her first year already. 7 months seems like such a long time when you are waiting on something that you want, but it also seems SO short when you don't want the time to go by quite so fast! I'm trying to cherish every moment with my little baby, because in a few short months she won't be a little baby anymore! She won't want me to hold her or rock her, she'll just want to run around all over the place...tear! Okay, enough of the sob story, here is what you've been up to this past month my little Lila Boo:

*You weigh 17.4 pounds and are 25 1/2 inches long.

*You're starting to push up on hands and toes, rocking back and forth trying to figure out how to crawl. I'm trying to postpone this learning experience as long as I can!

*You put EVERYTHING in your mouth, and you don't want your pacifier for sucking anymore, just chewing.

*You can sit up for long periods of time and only fall over when you want to roll somewhere else.

*You LOVE to roll, and you use it as your way to get around. Our living room used to be hardwoods and now it's all pillows and blankets for you to roll around on

* You love reaching for things, and like I said before, if it's out of reach, you will roll around until you can get it.

*You're a very determined baby and will try something over and over until you get it.

*You play peek-a-boo by yourself, but love it even more when we play along.

*You love to say "dada." I'm not sure that you know what it means yet, but you say it all day, everyday!

*You love to make noises with your mouth. You spit all over the place while making these noises, which is fine by me, but not so much for the man next to us on the airplane.

*Speaking of which, you are an airplane pro now and have flown on a plane 10 different times.

*You love your musical instruments and shaking your rattles.

*You have met many new baby friends in your Texas home, and are having fun growing up with them.

*You are eating all sorts of food now: chicken, beef, turkey, every fruit known to man, and most vegetables. Your favorite foods are turkey, sweet potatoes, bananas, mangoes, and carrots. I hope you learn to love your green veggies when your older!

*You're still getting breastmilk, but you only nurse in the early morning when you wake up for the first time (usually between 6-7am). You eat three meals of solid food (rice cereal mixed with either a fruit combination or a veggie combination with meat added), and drink about 4-6 ounces of breastmilk in between, about every 3-4 hours.

*You can stand while I'm holding you, and you can sometimes balance yourself on an object while standing.

*You are sleeping between 9-11 hours a night now. You usually go to bed between 8:30 and 9 and wake up between 6 and 7:30. If you wake up closer to 6 a.m., I feed you and put you back to sleep for another couple of hours. You take two 2-hour naps a day, one at around 10:30-11 and the other around 3:30-4. However, you are quite the social butterfly, so you will NOT nap if there are people and things to see (airplanes, playdates, etc.)
You are learning so many new things everyday, and it's so much fun watching you grow. You are such a joy and blessing to your dad and me!

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