Thursday, September 22, 2016

Caroline | Seven Months

My sweet girl, you change so much with every passing day. This month your personality and ability to express your likes and dislikes really have shown through. You barely resemble the tiny newborn we brought home from the hospital just 7 months ago. 

Here are a few little things about you from your sixth month:

Nicknames: Little Bit

Height & Weight: You are growing so much each week far surpassing the 15th percentile you were at for the first 5 months.  You now weigh 18 lbs and over 2 feet long based on our best measurements taken at home.

Looks:  Friends and family that know both Joe and I swear you look just like your dad. However, if someone only knows me then I get a lot of comparison to you. Your little face and chubby cheeks are getting rounder each day and your blonde hair is growing in and getting curly. You have a tiny curly cue right by your left ear. 

Personality: You are quite the social and happy baby. Every time we go out, I get comments on your sweet social smile and inquisitive blue eyes. You have found your voice and love to yell and squeal when playing or when excited.

Eating: You love to eat! When you see your bottle or spoon a huge grin comes across your face. There has not been a food you don’t like. A favorite right now is yogurt and strawberries. You love to feed yourself and always want to help with the spoon or bottle.

Sleeping:  Sleeping is not your/our strong suit at all. I am still so proud of the progress you have made over the past few months. I have to remind myself that just a few  months ago you were still waking up every few hours. We transitioned from the magic sleep suit to a light sleep sack and you are sleeping 6-7 hours straight. Right now you have a bottle at bedtime around 6:30 and a dream feed bottle at 10:30. You wake up around 5:30 ready to start your day. We have been trying to stretch your wake up time to 6 but have not been successful.

Wearing:  Size 3 diapers and 6-9 months clothes.

Favorite Things: Grandpa is 100% your favorite right now. I know the feeling is mutual and I hope your relationship continues to grow each month. Anytime you hear his voice you crane your neck around to find him then erupt in the biggest smile.  You also love your jumper and love to kick and paddle your arms while on the play mat. It’s the funniest thing to us; you will kick and move your arms at the same time while squealing. The motion propels you backwards and sometimes you do it to get items that are out of reach.   

Least Favorite Things: You are not a fan being on your tummy for too long. Even though you can roll over you often get frustrated when you can reach something while on your tummy and then start to cry into the mat. You get fussy when it’s time to put on or take off clothes, especially over your head. You have a bit of stranger anxiety and have become uncertain when seeing new faces. There is no rhyme or reason to it unfortunately. 

Big things happening this month:
You enjoyed swinging for the first time.
You can now roll over from back to front and front to back with ease.
Sitting up like a champ and can reach for things while still maintaining your balance. 
You mastered drinking from a straw and taking sips from your 360 sippy cup.

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