Seven Months

It’s hard to believe that we are now closer to Avery’s first birthday than her actual birth day.  What a crazy seven months it has been, but this past month was calm in comparison.  I guess you can say we have all settled into a nice pattern. (easy for me to say, I don’t get up w/her in the middle of the night)

This month has seen the introduction to real food.  So far we have given her carrots, peas, green beans, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, applesauce, pears, bananas and avocado.  She has loved them all.  We are lucky she seems to have my taste in food.  No fits.  No fights.  Whatever we give her, she eats.  One thing we learned is we need to give her more.  She is at the lower end of the scale in both height and weight.  We thought we were feeding her enough but upon further review, we needed to step up our effort.  Now she is getting meals of real food mixed w/ rice cereal 2-3 times a day.  Bottles w/ two of those meals.  A couple of times drinking from the tap and another bottle overnight.  The girl can put it away. 

Her personality has really started to shine through.  She sure is one happy girl.  Always smiling and constantly giggling.  One thing though, she is STUBBORN (like her dad).  When she doesn’t want to do something, like take a nap, she’ll fight you tooth and nail.  It doesn’t matter how tired she is:  rubbing the eyes, yawning, head bobbing, if she doesn’t want to be laid down she won’t let you.  That’s the only frustrating thing.  Sometimes I’ll have to hold her head tight against me just to stop her from moving till she passes out.

Man, that girl loves to move too.  Always bouncing around either in our arms or in her play center (which has been a godsend).  When we put her on the floor, she’s not crawling yet, but she’s rolling over, shimmying along on her stomach or spinning in circles.  Constant movement.  We are in trouble when she actually figures out that crawling thing.

Other highlights:  Nikki and I have actually ventured out a couple nights w/o her.  It was strange but nice.  Maybe as we get settled in a little more, those nights could happen more frequently. 

Our next huge obstacle:  trying to juggle her daycare and my baseball schedule.  Hopefully we don’t get any curveballs thrown our way.

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One Response to “Seven Months”

  1. Wow, what great photos of the most beautiful granddaughter in the world. Who’s your photographer?

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