Can you really be 7 months? It wasn't until I visited a friend's newborn a few weeks ago that I realized you aren't one any longer. I feel like I blinked and you're a sitting, rolling, moving, babbling little human being. Gone are the days when you could hardly lift your head, and you slept on our chests 20 hours out of 24. You've become a giggling, curious, spunky little chubster. I feel so lucky to be your mama, and am often overwhelmed at how lucky I am to have this job.Eat: You still nurse every 3 hours or so and are eating solids once a day. I planned to up your solids to twice a day this month, but while you've been teething you haven't really shown much interest. You just want to nurse.
Sleep: You sleep in your crib from 7:00 pm - 6:00/6:30 am. You started this schedule at around 6.5 months and I am PRAYING you keep it! It's amazing how much differently I feel getting those two extra hours in the morning. You still take about 3 naps a day, but they always vary in length. Sometimes it's a two-hour nap, sometimes 25 minutes.
New: If I take something away from you, you've started to get mad. You'll either turn your lip, and your eyes will fill with tears... OR you'll almost yell and bang your hands while crying. It's like a mini-tantrum in the making. We've made it a point NOT to give you back what you wanted because I don't want you to learn to throw a tantrum when you want something. You're still pretty easy to distract, so often times it's really easy to get you to stop crying.
TEETH!! Your first two teefers broke through the skin about a week before you turned 7 months! On one hand it is SO exciting for me, and on the other hand slightly terrifying. We're still nursing and I've heard so many horror stories about biting. Yikes. It has also been really difficult watching you in pain. You are such a good-natured baby and it's clear that your gums have been hurting. We've given you Hyland Teething tablets which help a lot, and we've given you infant Tylenol a few nights when you've been at your worst and really struggling to sleep. It worked almost instantly and you were able to rest.
Walker: We've introduced you to your walker. You still don't realize that you are the one making it move, so it's certainly not intentional, but you do end up making your way across the whole house and into the kitchen. Your dad and I realize it's time to baby proof the house.
Also, You still aren't crawling, but have started to rock on your hands and knees. I see crawling in your near future...