Dear Nora Girl,
This week, you turned seven months old!
Here are some of the highlights of your seventh month:
-Biggest accomplishment of the month: YOU CAN PUT YOUR PACI BACK IN YOUR MOUTH ALL BY YOURSELF. And the angels rejoiced. ;)
-A few weeks ago, we took you to the doctor for an eczema outbreak, so they did your height and weight then. You weighed 19.5 pounds and you were 28ish inches long.
-You are wearing 9-12 month clothing.
-I hear all the time how sweet your little personality is as it starts to shine through. You are pretty calm and content to just look at your surroundings with a smile, and I personally think you have the kindest eyes. They just exude kindness to me. I love them. I am biased, but that's okay. :)
-You are nursing only about 5-6 times in a day now, but you are starting to eat more baby food at each sitting.
-So far, you have been pretty pleased to try just about any veggie or fruit, and you love yogurt, too.
-The time between nursings is stretching out to closer to 3.5-4 hours regularly, and we helped you drop your early morning feeding at around 4:30am. Now, you nurse when we start the day at 6:30ish instead. Woo hoo!
-You nurse around 6:30am, 10:30am, 3pm, 6:30pm and a dreamfeeding at 10pm. I am SO reluctant to give up that dreamfeed. I love one last sleepy snuggle with you before going to bed. Sigh. You are so still and soft, and you just turn into me and snuggle in for a late night snack while you keep dreaming away. Sometimes you'll open your eyes and find mine in the dark, and you just beam up at me as if it's the first time you've seen me all day. I treasure these few minutes each night.
-You wake up for the day now around 6:30am, nap around 8:30am, another nap around 1pm, and sometimes you'll take an early evening catnap around 4:30pm before going to bed for the night at 6:30pm.
-For naps, you are unswaddled, but we still swaddle you from the waist down at night just to keep you nice and snugly. You also sleep with about three pacis in your crib. ;)
-You spent a day with Mimi and Papa and took some good naps with Papa on the porch swing. Aunt Rachel and cousin Daisy came over for a day, and you two finally locked eyes and got a good look at each other. We introduced you to lots of Daddy's family this month. Also, you went for your first dip in a pool...and hated it. It was pretty comical, though. ;) Overall, we had a relaxing month spending time with friends and family. You just made it all that much sweeter!
I love you so very much, my little buddy, and I can't wait to see what next month brings! You are precious, and I thank God for letting me borrow you for awhile.
Love you forever,