Thursday, September 6, 2012

7 months

Emmy girl is 7 months old today!
This month I'm really thinking, "wow, what a difference a month makes"! Last month Emmy had just started sitting up unassisted for short periods of time. In the last month, she has become very stable while sitting, can gracefully lean over to her belly and sit back up, and crawl.  Bryce did an army crawl before he mastered hands and knees, but Emmy started right out crawling on her hands and knees.

Bryce didn't get on a good schedule until he stayed with a friend of mine (he was 8 months) while Kelly took some time when Taylor was born. I wasn't with him enough during a day to figure him out and work out a schedule. I'm so excited that I think I have gotten Emmy on a schedule all by myself (well with her help, ha).

She gets up around 7 and nurses then plays for a while and eats fruit for breakfast (she refuses rice cereal and oatmeal even with fruit in it). She goes down for a morning nap around 9. She sleeps until 10 or 10:30 and then has a 4oz bottle of formula. At this point of the day, Bryce is ready to get out and do something! Emmy will occasionally get a cat nap while we're out. She enjoys eating a baby mum-mum while we eat lunch. She has another 4oz bottle of formula at 1 and then she and Bryce go down for a nap. She isn't going to win any awards for best napper. Her naps range anywhere from 45 min to 2+ hours. Usually they are short and then she is cranky by bedtime. I will usually rock her to sleep at some point in the evening for a short nap when she hasn't napped well. She gets a 6oz bottle of formula at 4 and then she eats a vegetable for dinner when we eat. She nurses around 7:45-8 and then goes to bed!

After her 6 month appointment, the doctor was not concerned with her weight (she's only in the 10th percentile) and said she did not need to eat during the night. She had been sleeping through the night since 2 months and then from 4-6 months she played games with me, ha! She must have heard the doctor because she has been sleeping through the night since! Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself!

I really do think Emmy is the happiest baby ever. She seems to only fuss when she is sleepy.

I decided it was time to move her crib down a notch since she was able to sit up. Now she can pull up on the crib (and on anything sturdy or when holding our hands). Guess we'll be moving it down the last notch tonight!  Picture taking this month was a bit harder because she was on the move and wanted to eat her sticker!

Her hair is finally growing and she has started to notice the bows in her hair.  She pulled them out a couple of times the other day.  She is learning to wave and has done it a few times, but not on command yet.  She hasn't said any words and she doesn't have any teeth yet.  She is wearing size 2 diapers and 6 month clothes (some 6-9 month).
Bryce at 7 months


1 comment:

Melissa said...

she is so, so cute! can't believe she's already 7 months! WOW! time does fly! (: