Wednesday, May 18, 2011

7 Months...

Happy 7 Months Lucy Kate!!

There were no big changes to Lucy's sleep schedule this past month. Bedtime is around 7:30/8pm and she wakes up at 7:30am. She is still napping twice a day...from 9:30am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

She is still eating 4 times per 7:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 7:00pm. She is eating solids 3 times a day now. At 7:30am she takes an 8oz bottle and some fruit. At lunch she takes a 6-8oz bottle, oatmeal, veggies and fruit. She takes 6-8oz at 3:30pm. And dinner consists of a 6-8oz bottle, oatmeal, veggies and fruit. We have tried a wide variety of baby foods and she pretty much likes them all except peas...they make her gag. It's hilarious! She still prefers oatmeal over rice cereal. We introduced Mum-Mums a couple of weeks ago and she loves them! I give her one every night while Josh and I are eating keeps her entertained while we attempt to eat before we feed her at 7pm. She is not quite ready for table food...puffs make her gag and she choked on a cracker the other day which completely freaked me out. I had to put my finger down her throat to get it out. So, no more table food for now.

I am officially done with breastfeeding as of a couple of days ago. Lucy started showing signs of disinterest right before she turned 6 months old, so I started to slowly wean by dropping a feeding every week or took about 4 weeks. So, now she is 100% on formula and she is completely fine with it. And so am I! I was ready....and Lucy was too, so I felt comfortable in my decision to begin weaning. My initial goal was to nurse for 3 months, so making it to 6 months (almost 7) was a big accomplishment for me. Being a part-time working mom can make breastfeeding difficult. I'm glad I did it, but happy to be done.

Lucy has significantly improved with her tummy time over the past month. It is still not her favorite activity, but she is doing much she can handle 10+ minutes at a time now. I'm not ready for her to crawl just yet, but hopefully she will some day soon!

She got her 2nd tooth (bottom left) this month! There are no signs of any top teeth coming in, but she is still a drool machine. She has handled teething really well so far....not overly fussy and no swollen gums or anything like that. I hope this continues with all of her teeth!

Lucy started sleeping on her side a few weeks ago. Until then, she slept only on her back. Now she switches from her back to her side when she naps and at night. When she's on her side, she'll curl up into a little ball...just like I sleep! It cracked us up the first time we saw her doing this on the monitor!

She got sick for the first time this month with a respiratory infection. We went to the doctor twice for it and she still has a little remnant of a cough, although it is much better than it was a couple of weeks ago. We had a few rough nights, but she's a tough cookie and handled it pretty and dad, on the other hand, have been dragging a bit lately!

Her hair has really started growing in over the past month. It can't hold a bow yet, but at least she's not bald anymore!

Lucy is wearing size 9-12 month clothes, size 2 diapers during the day and size 3 at night.

She moved into her big girl car seat this month....and she's a big fan. We went with the Britax Boulevard and so far we really like it!

Lucy has really started to notice Kaci and Chloe. She loves to pet them (more like grab) and watch them run around the house or outside....they are the first thing she looks for in the morning when she wakes up...well, after she smiles at herself in the mirror! There is a large mirror that hangs behind her crib and every morning when I get her out of bed she'll look at herself (and then at me) and smile. Such a great way to start the day!

Lucy, your dad and I love to the moon and back, sweet girl. Our words will never be able to fully describe our unconditional love for you....and the complete joy we feel when you are around. You light up the room with your infectious smile and fun personality. You are a jewel. Truly a treasure to us. Happy 7 has been the best 7 months of our lives!

Um, mom...who is this dog interrupting my photo shoot?!
Outfit change...
She wasn't cracking a smile, so I tried the rattle...
But, she really only wanted to chew on it...
All I got out of her was this little fake smile...half smile, half growl. :)


Scott Hollrah said...

Jax has been talking about her almost everyday since she came over. He's pretty smitten:)

Elyse said...

That was me again! From now on I'm never leaving a comment again. Just know that we read your blog....ugh!

michelle salyer said...

Mindy, she is absolutely adorable and I hope I get to meet her before too long!!

Lifethrualinds said...

7 months already! Wow...time is flying. She is so cute. I love that she is a bald baby too...Kinley is still pretty much bald and over 2....oh day they will get hair. Haha!