Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh, 7 months, where did you go?

I can't believe I'm a mommy to a 7 month old. How can that be?

Here's what Emma's been up to these days.

  • 15lbs 13oz, not much more than she weighed at her 6 month check-up (15lbs 9oz).
  • Can wear most of her 3-6 month clothes still, but usually wears 6-9 months since it is starting to get colder.
  • Size 3 diapers. Discovered Huggies Overnight Diapers (in size 3), which have made a world of difference in stopping what we call poop-splosions and pee-splosions during the night.
Night: The last few weeks have been rough at night. I wrote last week off to her Fifths Disease and ended up feeding her usually twice during the night. Then this week has not been much better, but I refuse to feed her more than once. That means we've had at least an hour of screaming in the middle of night each! Today I bought some earplugs!

  • Increasingly, the 3rd nap is going away.
  • She is a random napper. Yesterday she took a 2 hour 15 minute morning nap and a one hour 15 minute afternoon nap. Then today her morning nap was only 1 hour 15 minutes. You just never know what you'll get.
  • Can handle 2-2.5 hours of wakefulness between naps.
  • Not much new. No crawling. No teeth. No whole sentences :)
  • She is starting to try to reach for items which frequently takes her onto her stomach, so I think crawling isn't too far in the future for us.
  • Still breastfeeding, usually 5 times a day.
  • Trying to be diligent about giving her 3 meals of solids as well. I thought I'd be good and make all her food but that hasn't happened other than a few batches of sweet potatoes.
  • She's had pears, prunes, applesauce, yogurt, peas, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, carrots, cottage cheese (didn't much like), bread, a few cheerios (hasn't figured out finger food yet).
  • Surprisingly, I discovered that she loves french onion soup. Weird! I had it at Panera one day and gave her a taste and she just couldn't get enough of it.
  • We got her a Graco jumper that you hang in the doorway and she loves it! She is so cute and looks like she is doing an Irish jig when she jumps.
  • Still has the exersaucer but since our house is on the market, I got tired of carrying it out to the car each time a potential buyer was coming by. So it's been in the car for the past week or so.
  • Has quite a few little musical instrument toys like a tambourine and maracas that she likes.
  • Really want to get her a play table but it is just too hard with the house on the market.
  • Ordered her a Rockabye Colt Horse as her Christmas present that I can't wait to get.
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  1. we stopped feeding louise in the night around four months because our doctor said they no longer need to eat in the middle of the night at that point, maybe if you cut out the one feeding she will stop waking up? louise sleeps through the night nearly every night, but once in a while she wakes up, when she does we go in her room, don't turn any lights on ,don't talk to her or make eye contact but pick her up and rock her back to sleep, that way she doesn't think we're engaging her and it time to partae!.
    once they start crawling things start moving really fast! and louise just got her first tooth a couple of weeks ago at nine months!

  2. What a cutie! Random question for you: Where did you get those cute buttons that say 6 months, 7 months, etc?


  3. Anonymous, they are stickers that I got off's the site:

  4. That picture is just adorable! It sounds like you are having similar night sleep problems to us. I hope it gets better for both of us, soon!

  5. Smiling for pictures: I just have two pretty smiley babies. :) Plus, somehow I trained Sam to realize that my camera=smile, so it is especially easy to get him to smile when it is out. Now if he could just transfer that to the professional camera... I may just have to bring mine next time and pretend to get him to smile!