Friday, August 2, 2013

Grow Baby Grow {Drew} - 7 Months

Miss Drew has had a busy month for month 7. This is the month where it dawns on me that she is closer to a year than to the day she was born. Wow.

I am definitely seeing some of the babyness disappear and the toddler starting to appear. Drew is SO inquisitive and is starting to really try to get into everything. I am constantly scanning the room for Trent's toys to make sure there aren't any small pieces she could get in her mouth. Babyproofing is going to be so much more challenging this time!

Weight: ~15 pounds
Clothes: still all 3-6 months, just now going up to 6-9 months in pajamas
Diapers: size 2 during the day, size 3 at night
Nicknames: Sugarfoot, Sister, Girlfriend seem to be what we use the most. I'm surprised she knows her name, but she does respond to it!

*Our biggest news this month is a tooth {bottom right} finally popped through! Monday, 7/29, is when I could finally feel it and by today you can barely see it. 

*I've already talked at length about BLW, but here's another fun pic. Just, you know, eating a banana!

*I'm starting to see some of the toddler attitude. She is fighting naps again - as soon as I lay her little {awake} self down...she is screaming. I leave the room anyway but always come back and as soon as she seems me she laughs and stops crying. Stinker.

*Pool time! First time in a real pool and loved it! I forgot her suit {which is so annoying because she has so many cute ones}, so she white-trashed it in her diaper.

*We still nurse on demand. My supply is amazing, so I am actually able to pump more than she drinks at school, so our freezer supply is just growing. Looking into some donation options but trying to not go overboard since I want breast milk for 2 years for her.

*Lots of changes in Drew's gross motor skills this month. All of the sudden she gets on all 4s and rocks. Crawling is in our very near future!

*Drew also sits up really good. And can transition to her tummy pretty good. I can leave her on the floor and not worry about a total tump over. This is probably one of my favorite stages, I love when babies can sit up and NOT move. {grin}

*We have survived 1 month at daycare. She is doing okay. Most days her naps aren't good but every so often we get a good nap. I really like her teachers so that helps. 

*Babs {my mom} put her to bed one night. First successful put down in 4 months (by someone other than me of course). Drew LOVES her Babs.

*Girlfriend is starting to make some consonant sounds. 'Da' and 'ga' being what I notice the most. 

*Naps 3x day most days...sometimes just twice but usually only if she slept really late.

*Bedtime is 7:00-7:30. Drew usually wakes up around 7:00 but could be as early as 6:30, and last Sunday I had to wake her up at 9:30 to go to church!

*Along with sitting unassisted, we are in the regular bathtub and have retired all our baby tubs. She has fallen face first in the water a time or two, but I'm right there to scoop her up. She loves splashing the water.

*I love this pic from her first time trying solids. Where she doesn't really know what to do with the banana.

*This is probably Drew's favorite toy right now. From Trent's {and Drew's...baptism in a few weeks!!} godparents for Trent, but we recycle here. 

I heard something on the radio the other day that a study showed that men became softer {more generous, etc} after having daughters. I don't see how that can just apply to men. This little girl has turned B and me both into mush. She is the sweetest little girl and every smile brings us so much joy. I just can't put into words how much I love being her mama. 


the blogivers said...

Ha, Davis saw this post up on my screen and thought the baby was him :)

DeAnna Stephens said...

She's a peanut! I'm having to buy some 12-month pjs for Shelby!

Anonymous said...

So sweet! It's amazing to me that she's already 7 months! Rhonda