Tuesday, January 17, 2012

7 months: little love letters

Hadley Ruth,

You're getting so big and I'm loving every minute of it. Most Mommy's start to get sad when they realize their baby is growing up and moving towards a new "stage" in life, but not me! I love watching you change and watching your little personality develop. You're so independent and nosey. You like to do things on your own and make sure you don't miss a beat. You are so active and keep me and Daddy on our toes! We love you so much little girl.

-Growth: You didn't have a well-child check up this month. You won't have another one until you're 9 mo.
*You are weighing 16 lb. 5 oz.
*You are still wearing 3-6 months clothes and the occassional 0-3 months.
*You are eating only about 3 bottles a day now.
*You are really starting to enjoy more foods. You don't really enjoy fruits as much as you do veggies.
*We introduced you to Strawberry / Apple "Little Puffs." You love them!! You're still working on your fine motor skills of being able to pick them up between your index finger and thumb. You're getting there.

*You start winding down at night and get ready for bed about 8 pm. You usually sleep until 8:30 am the next morning.
*You usually take a small morning nap in your swing.
*You like to take your longer afternoon nap about 1 pm or 2 pm.

*You are officially saying "bye bye." You said it for the first time on Jan. 11, 2011 and you haven't stopped since :)
*You are sitting up on your own now too.
*You're still crawling (your own version) really well. You're getting up on your hands and knees and rocking more often. I think it's a matter of gaining enough strength for you to crawl on your hands and knees.

-Play time:
*Your favorite toys right now are your stack of rings (particularly the blue ring) and the rattle phone that goes to your toy table.
*You mostly say "bye bye" while your are playing. You crawl around and play with toys and say "bye bye bye bye bye" all day long.

*You had your first trip to the doctor this month for being "sick." You've had a cough for about a month. We wanted to take you in to get checked out and make sure it was nothing. Luckily, you are just fine and it's just a little cough. So thankful for your health!

-Funny / Cute Moments:
*Since you've started crawling well, you are getting pretty fast. You are so ornery. You like to explore the entire house. When you see me coming to get you from somewhere you shouldn't be you take off even faster and laugh. You're such a stinker!
*One night, Daddy gave you a bath and was rocking you to put you to bed. He rocked and rocked and rocked. He tried to put you to bed for thirty minutes. All you did was scream the entire time. He gave up and just laid you down hoping you would just go to sleep on your own, thinking maybe you were just restless. Well, you didn't. You stayed awake and played. He went back in there and tried to rock you again. And again, you cried and cried and cried. Daddy insisted you were looking for me. I came in, sat in the rocking chair, and he handed you to me. The minute you hit my arms you were OUT LIKE A LIGHT! Apparently, only Mommy is allowed to put you to sleep. Daddy thinks its because I hold you differently and I sing to you. I loved this and thought it was adorable. You made me feel so special and happy. I don't think Daddy would agree that the crying fits were as cute as I think they were!

I'll love you forever and ever. I promise, baby!

1 comment:

  1. I love the carseat picture! She's just the cutest thing!!


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