Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mom: Baby Stats at Seven Months

It has been a busy last few weeks.  We were blogging wizards in September.  Today, for the first time  in a week, Susan slept til 6 again.  Last week she woke up between 4 and 5:15 every morning thanks to the fourth tooth.  Needless to say, last week was a crappy week for everyone. But this week is bound to be better.

On Thursday, Susan will take her second airplane ride and her first trip to Tupelo!  Papa and Gig have come to see her a bunch and even her Great Aunts Mimi and Sally, along with cousin Lilli have flown in to see her.  But she still has a lot of family to meet and it will be a great trip (even if that d@#n tooth doesn't erupt).

She turned 7 months old on Friday.  She is one busy girl.

Weight: 22 lbs (based on our baby scale)
Height:  Unknown
Next Appointment:  12/21 for more shots and check up.  We will get official height and weight then.
Teeth:  3 - lower central incisors and right upper central incisor. (Left upper central incisor is the one that is in the process of erupting)
New Foods:  peach, green beans, yogurt, and oatmeal.  She loves the yogurt mixed with peach and we started oatmeal cereal mixed with fruits yesterday.  So far, she is a fan.  She is eating 3 times a day.  Two servings in the morning, two at lunch and now three at dinner.
Bottle:  4 times a day, ranging from 5.5 to 6.5 oz.
Clothing:  9 month for some smocked items, 12 month for Carters, Osh Kosh, etc.  Carters runs VERY little for us.
Favorite Toys:  Chicco Spring Roller, Busy Bee, stacking cups, Herman the laughing stuffed toy
Likes:  Kisses, dancing, jumping up and down, tummy kisses, bath time, peek a boo, Patty Cake,  Itsy Bitsy
Dislikes:  She has quit trying to roll over every time we change her diaper.  She is starting to get bored.  If she is in one place for too long or needs some new activity, she will let you know immediately.  For this reason, we are glad she has started (sort of) crawling.
Milestones:  CRAWLING.   The day before she turned 7 months old, on 10/18, she crawled.  She had been getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth for the last two weeks but couldn't quite figure out what to do next.  Now, she is not a speed demon yet and still has some mechanical issues to sort out - as seen by the video below.  But she can do it.  My guess is within the next two weeks, she will be zipping around the house.  Also, about a week and a half ago, Lynne, the lady who keeps Susan, said she made her first sign.  We have been teaching Susan sign language since she was 4 months old (I'll blog about this later).  Lynne, who has also been teaching Susan, thinks Susan signed "milk."  We haven't seen any since then so it may have been a fluke (most babies don't make their first sign until about 8 months).  But we will count it!

So big!

Yeah, you can try to distract me.  But those blocks are mine!
And for video proof of crawling, see below!  I was pretty excited, as you will see.  This was the third time she crawled that day.  Also, thank you to Laura Beth and Robbie, who helped make this possible.

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