How can it be? 7 months already! I seriously think this month has been my favorite yet. You are constantly moving, talking, blowing strawberries, chasing "brother" (aka Tyde) with your eyes...you don't miss a beat my sweet girl.
This month you have continued to wow us with your growing vocabulary (ok, really just sounds), physical strength & increased awareness. You LOVE to talk...guess that is why they call you "social butterfly" at school! In the mornings, we often have conversations in the car about your dreams & your day ahead. I'm sure Mommy looks cra-cra talking to herself, but it is a time I really enjoy. You continue to sit up like a champ. You are also standing while holding onto something- usually our figures, the railing of your crib or a toy. And did I mention you don't miss a beat?!?!? You take everything & everyone in...so alert, aware & curious. Also, a bit shy. If a stranger or someone you don't come in contact with daily approaches you, then you completely shut down & just stare at them. I guess you're already taking "stranger danger" seriously :)
Month 7 brought along some really fun moments....we found out you are going to be a BIG sister! While I know you don't really understand it now, I can't wait to see how you handle your new role :) I know you're going to be a big sister that is loving, supportive, kind & a great leader for your new brother or sister.
You also celebrated your 1st fourth of July, attended your 1st concert (FL/GA Line) & helped Mommy celebrate her 28th birthday this month.
Eating hasn't really changed much. You're still a garbage disposal...seriously, you eat us out of house & home! I've never seen a child get so excited when placed in their highchair...you kick, squeal & bang on the tray until your food arrives. You're going through the equivalent of 42 or so jars of stage 3 baby food a week, plus three 6 oz bottles a day. You do a great job of gumming most of your foods...the chunkier the food the better in your book :) Pretty sure we will start on the Baby Led Weaning (http://www.babyledweaning.com/) very soon.
Sleeping also hasn't changed much. You my girl love your sleep, which is good, because Mommy needs her beauty sleep! :) Some nights you'll wake up and want your paci, but for the most part you're sleeping from 8:30pm til 8:00am on the weekdays, and later on the weekends. One Saturday morning this month, you slept until 9:45am...usually I would wake you up by 8:30am, but I just wanted to see how long you would sleep...I can't tell you how often I checked the monitor to make sure you were alive! Ha! You definitely got your sleeping traits from your daddy :)
We've had a couple health scares this month...no fun :( You were diagnosed with RSV, double ear infection & pneumonia within a week of each other....stressful. After several weeks of breathing treatments, antibiotics & some time at home with Bebe, you were back to your normal self! Good news for us, not good news for you...with good health came your 6 month shots. I expected the worst- like crying hysterically for hours (especially since we went to the appointment sans Daddy), but you actually did great! You let out the saddest sound when you were poked, but once I picked you up, you were back to normal. Also, heat rash showed up on your face...guess that is what happens when you sleep snuggled with a blanket in the summertime.
There you have it Lil...a little glimpse at your 7th month of life! You are my sunshine sweet girl- don't you ever forget it! :)
Lily's 7 Month Stats:
Three meals per day, plus three 6 oz bottles
About 16 1/2 pounds
About 26 1/2 inches
6 & 9 month
Blonde & getting thicker :)
Blue is still hanging around
Favorite time of the day:
Waking you up in the morning
Funniest moment this month:
Your constant talking & squealing...especially at inappropriate times!