Sunday, January 15, 2012

7 Months Old!

Ella Grace, 

Another month is gone so fast! You are such a precious child with a sparkling personality. I can't take you anywhere without stopping many, many times because people always stop to talk to you because you smile and grin at everyone around you! You especially enjoy when we go to Publix : ) Of course you are still crawling everywhere, but this month you started pulling up and standing! You stand up all the time and you are not afraid to let go of what you are holding on to either! It scares Mommy to death, but not you! You are very brave. Not much of anything scares you, which scares Mommy even more. Mommy and Daddy had a very special holiday season as we got to celebrate your first Christmas! I know you didn't know what was going on and won't remember it, but we did and we will and it was amazing! I know the holidays will only get more exciting from this point on. I am especially looking forward to teaching you about the meaning of Christmas, the importance of giving, and how much Jesus loves YOU! You continue to be a constant joy in Mommy and Daddy's lives. Thank you for being such a sweet blessing! We love you!

7 Month Stats

Weight: 18 pounds 6 ounces

Length: 27 inches

Clothes size: 3-6 months, 6 months, and 6-9 months (depends on style and brand)

Diaper size:  3

Daily Routine: You are still waking up around 7 A.M. Sometimes a little earlier lately. You still nurse right after waking up in the morning, then you play until around 8:30ish. You usually share Mommy's breakfast with her, then lay day for your morning nap around 9-9:30. Your naps have been changing some this month...again. They just aren't very predictable. Sometimes you sleep over 2 hours, sometimes only 20 minutes : / Hopefully, just a phase again. After waking from your morning nap, you nurse again then we either play or run errands, depending on what day it is. After a small snack/lunch you go down for your second nap between 1:30-2:00 P.M. This afternoon nap seems to be especially short these days. After your afternoon nap, we are just usually hanging around the house, cleaning and cooking dinner. You are starting to stay up a little later now, until about 6:30-7:00 P.M. But when your ready for night-night, you are READY!

Feeding: You still nurse about 4 times a day. However, these nursing sessions have become significantly shorter. Especially, the couple of times in the middle of the day. I'm thinking that is a combination of you eating more solids and being too busy to sit still long enough to nurse. Probably more of the latter, ha! You have eaten SO many different foods! You are not picky at all! And I am SO thankful for that! You eat a lot of whatever Mommy and Daddy eats as long as its not too spicy or something you can't "gum" easily. Some new foods you have tried this month are spaghetti, cottage cheese, strawberries, scrambled eggs, bread, chicken, and tuna casserole! Your favorites seem to be cheese (for sure!), cottage cheese with strawberries, and bread. 

Sleep: Still sleeping like an angel 12-13 hours a night! We are VERY thankful! Mommy and Daddy know what a blessing that is!

Hair Color: Light brown

Eye color:  Light brown

Milestones: You pull yourself up and STAND! All. The. Time. You pull up and stand everywhere and on everything! You started taking "big girl" baths where you don't have to lay in your baby bath chair anymore! You also started kissing us when we ask for kisses, but have since stopped, ha! Hopefully, you will pick that back up soon : ) You also experienced you very first Christmas!!! YAY!

Your favorite toy: You got some fun new toys for Christmas that you love! You love your "stand up" activity table you got, your wagon, and still like your exersaucer. Also, the dog bowls would have to go on the list of your fans : /

7 Month Pictures

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