7 Months Old

7 Months old already??  Mommy is having a minor meltdown over the fact that my tiny baby is now closer to being a 1 year old than a newborn.  Other than that things are great!  Life with a 7 month old is so exciting!  I know I say this every month, but this is definitely my favorite.  She is super sweet and loving and I feel like she is really starting to understand when I talk to her (or maybe I really am going crazy from being home all of the time).  We have been inside A LOT lately and I think we are both about ready to fly the coo-coo's nest at this point.  The weather here has been nuts, in the 60's one day and snow flurries the next??  We are ready for spring to be here already...mostly so I can dress her up in all of her new Sweet Honey and Matilda Jane!  Also looking forward Olivia's first Valentine's Day.  We have lots of fun planned already that I will tell you about in a later post! 
 Back to my sweet 7 month old :)

I am not sure how much you weigh or how long you are..bad mom I know.  I tried really hard to measure you, but you would not be still on the scale and it said you weighed 30 pounds and I don't believe that is right since you weighed 16.5 last month.  I mean, you have been eating a lot, but not that much ;)

Your hair has been growing like crazy lately and I hate to inform you, but I am afraid you are going to have my fuzzy mess.  It is getting really thick and you can wear hairbows now, but I just love the look of a headband on you so we are sticking with that for now.

I had to take you for your first sick visit to the doctor this month boo!  You and I both have mycoplasma walking pneumonia.  I thought about waiting to do your "photoshoot" until you were better, but I didn't want to wait too long and forget about it.  So sorry for the red watery eyes and snotty nose in the pictures, but you are still gorgeous!  

You are still a champion sleeper!  Even though you have been sick, you go to bed at 7pm and sleep until around 6 am.  Lately, you have been falling back asleep in my bed and sleeping until after 9!!  I sure do appreciate all of the sleep.

You are still not crawling, but you want to really bad!!  You do make your way around though.  You do this weird split/scissor scoot thing and I don't really understand how you even do it, but you are definitely on the move!  I know things are gonna get wild around here when you are officially mobile so I am trying to brace myself for that.

Gone are the days when I could just hold the camera up and you would smile and sit so still for me.  You are crazy busy these days.  I love your little wild woman self, but it sure does make capturing these moments a little more difficult.

4 teeth ain't bad for a 7 month old!  You have your bottom two teeth and your top two laterals - so that means you look pretty darn funny when you smile really big. Your top two middle teeth are about to break through any day now to ruin the fun though ;)  I love my little vampire baby!

Baby girl got to start eating big girl food this month!  So far you have had avocado and bananas, butternut squash and sweet potatoes.  You LOVE the avocado and bananas and will tolerate the butternut squash a little, but refused the sweet potato all together.  I think it is a texture thing.  
Things I have let you have tastes of that are not on the mom approved baby food list:
Ice cream
strawberry cake - that you could not get enough of
animal cracker - that you almost died on
Geez, I didn't realize what a bad mom I was until I just listed all of that stuff out.... I pretty much let you have just a taste of anything you act interested in.

You have gotten really into playing with your toys lately.  You love to sit in the floor, surrounded by all of your loud stuff and try to eat everything in sight.  Tags on any toy bring an instant smile to your face and then you attack it.  Nana got you a ride on Minnie Mouse air plane for Christmas and it is your Daddy's favorite toy.  Daddy pushes you all over the house on that thing and you squeal and laugh the whole time.  It is pretty funny.

Guess who is jabbering "mamamama" ALL of the time???  This sweet angel right here!!!
Mostly when you are fussing at me, but I love it so much.   You have been talking non stop for a month or so and I have just been waiting on that one to make the list!  I know you are not saying it for real yet, but I'll take it!

This month has been my favorite because life with you just gets sweeter and sweeter.  You make every day more fun.  I love just sitting on the couch snuggled up in the mornings and playing peek-a-boo one million times a day.  You are the sweetest little baby I have ever met and I am so blessed to be your Mama.  You can always bring a smile to my face, even when we are both sick :)  I am just trying to soak up as much time with you as possible as you seem determined to grow up on me!
Happy 7 Months my angel baby!

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