Wednesday, September 15, 2010

7 Months Old

Tomorrow Ella is 7 months old. Crazy!

- At her 6 month check-up a couple weeks ago she was 15lbs 7oz and 25 1/2 inches long. She is now consistently fitting in her 6 months clothes.

- She is still sleeping great 11 - 12hrs a night. She usually wakes up around 6am and needs to cry a little, but then she goes back to sleep. She's wanting to go down to 2 naps, but we've been pretty busy lately so her naps have been interrupted a lot lately. I love that she's flexible!

- She loves playing with toys and chewing on them. She especially loves to play with her brothers toys.

- She nurses 4 - 5 times a day. If she had been my first child this would have freaked me out. All the books say she needs to be eating 6 - 8 times a day. She's never wanted to eat more than 7 times a day...even when we first brought her home from the hospital. She eats what she needs and that's it.

- She is eating baby food twice a day now. She doesn't really like the fruits very much...I think they might be too tart. She loves yams and squash though.

- She is trying to pull herself up to a standing position.

- She hasn't actually crawled yet. She lays on her tummy and moves to the right and then the left with her hips and it ends up moving her whole body. Yesterday she tried to pull herself for the first time using her hands. I think she'll be army crawling in about a week.

- She is a scoocher when she sits on her bottom. She'll be facing one way and then a few minutes later I'll check on her and she's completely turned around.

- She thankfully is over the anxiety she was having a month or so ago with people other than mommy holding her. She would cry the instant I gave her to someone else. I didn't make a big deal out of it I would just take her back and I think that helped reassure her. Now I can give her to different people and she's fine. She still turns her head and looks at me like, "Why aren't you holding me mama?", but at least she's not having a meltdown anymore.