Friday, October 26, 2012

7 Months


Happy 7 month birthday Emma Ramey!

I was looking back at pictures of you from a few months ago this morning, and I cannot believe how much you've grown.  You're turning more into a little girl and less like a baby every day!

Here's what you've been up to.

Weight:
Amazingly, I think you've lost weight since 6 months!  You were 19.8 pounds this morning.  Now, when we weighed you at 6 months, I remember you had just eaten, so that might have had something to do with it.  But you're definitely slowing down in the growing department!  Still in the 87th percentile though.

Height:
Not the first clue...she's napping right now, and I'm not about to wake her up to see. :) I'll update this this afternoon with the height!

Clothing Size:
  You are still in 9 months, but they are getting snug.  I'm hoping we can get at least a few more weeks out of 9 month clothes.  Your Thanksgiving outfit is 9 months, and I'm getting nervous about it!  In shoes, you're a solid size 3, probably about to move to size 4.

Diapers:
  Size 3's are still great.  We still have you in those day and night.

Feeding:
As of yesterday, you're eating about 2-3 ounces of veggies with maybe an ounce of oatmeal, twice a day.  You also eating 5 bottles a day... two 5 ounce bottles (after veggies) and three 6 ounce bottles.  You're eating about every 3 hours, except for night time, when it's usually about a 2 hour gap (still with me? :)).  Mommy's trying to move you back to 4 feedings a day, as of today.  If the plan works, you'll get veggies twice a day still, but you'll eat two 7 ounce bottles after veggies and two 8 ounce bottles at other times in the day.  Phew...I'm even confused after that.

Mommy has worked really hard to get you back up to mostly breast milk this month...it was almost all formula there for a little while, but we're back to over half breast milk now!  Hopefully it can stay that way for a few more months.


So far, you've tried apples, pears, avocado, green beans, squash, zucchini, bananas, and sweet potatoes.  You HATE sweet foods (fruits)...like won't open your mouth for them, even if you're hungry.  You love veggies though!

Hair/Eyes:


Very pretty blue eyes still. :)


Hair is coming in slowly.  You have a good bit in the back, but still very little up top.  It's really light, so that makes it harder to see.  But there is some there!

Sleep:
You usually go to sleep between 6:30 and 7:30 at night, just depending on how much you napped during the day, and sleep until 7-8 in the morning.  You're down to two naps during the day - every once in a while I'll get a third nap out of you now, but it's rare.  Those two naps are usually 1.5-2 hours long though, so Mommy can't complain. :)

Fun Stuff:
 
 
-You are so, SO close to crawling.  You can get up on your hands and knees pretty easily now and rock.  You know to put one hand out to kind of move yourself, but that's usually when you fall.  But you have learned to drag yourself with your arms!
 
 
 
-You sit up so well now!  I can leave you on the floor to sit by yourself now...I still put pillows behind you just because I'm nervous, but I don't think you need them very much anymore.  And you're really good at going from sitting to a crawling position now.
 
-You can stand on your own if we get you holding on to something.
 
-You can walk if we hold you up and kind of move you forward.
 
-We have a tooth, as of yesterday!  It's the bottom left one in the middle.  I tried and tried to get a picture, but this is as good as it got:
 
 
You can sort of see the light reflecting off of it.
 
You had your tongue stuck out all day yesterday feeling it, it was so funny!
 
-You LOVE Hardy.  He is your favorite.  You just light up when he comes near you, especially if he's playing!
 
 (Taken this morning when Hardy walked in the room.)
 
  -You are ALL over the place.  I can't leave you on the floor anymore without watching you - you'll be across the room in 2 minutes if I do.


This is what happened during pictures this morning.  It took you about a minute to go from sitting to in my lap.

-You've learned to fuss if you're not getting your way.  When I leave the room you start it, and if you can't get something you want you fuss too.

-You are so grabby!  If something is in front of you that you want (i.e. cell phone, remote), you're going to get it.  You are constantly pulling or grabbing at something.


Point proven on your sticker.

-You know "mama" and "dada" now, but just as sounds...you don't really relate it to us yet.  You used to just say "mama" over and over when you were mad (which your father thought was hilarious), but now you say it in the sweetest little voice too. :)  And we think you've said "uh oh" before when you've dropped something, because we say it every time something falls or drops, but we're not really sure.

-You also love blowing raspberries, and imitating our sounds.

-You love jumping if you're in our lap, and dancing if we tell you to.  You'll just giggle and giggle!

-You are SUCH a ham!  If I pull a camera out, you immediately start staring at it and smiling.

-You know to clap now when we say "yay!"  You can also open and close your hands when we say bye bye.  You learned both of those tricks pretty much at the same time, so you would get them confused for the longest. :) But you can tell them apart most of the time now.  We're working on blowing kisses - you love to watch us do it, so I think you're getting pretty close!

-You still love being outside, and going on walks around the neighborhood.
 
 

-You've discovered your feet.  They are in your mouth (gross) all the time now.

-Sophie is still your absolute favorite toy.  But you're starting to really like all of your toys now.  You'll crawl/drag/roll (however you have to travel) to them if we put them a few feet in front of you now!
 
 

Happy 7 months little girl!!