Our Missy Moo is now 7 months! She ‘s become such a happier baby this past month. She’s finally learned to sleep long enough naps so she doesn’t wake up tired. She takes 3 naps a day usually (sometimes 2). Although the clocks going back hasn’t helped much, she’s still a good sleeper I’d say. Hopefully she gets this time change down soon because I’d much rather wake up at 6:30 instead of 5:30.
We officially have a crawler (or army crawler). She started last weekend, and is already starting to get into everything. Liam now plays with his toys in the window sill so Carolina can’t get them. We are working on sharing with Carolina. Liam is very good at taking what she is playing with if he wants it and then replaces it with another today. Hey, trading is a good idea, right? Let’s see how long Carolina allows that….hopefully for a while. 🙂
Carolina loves to be on her stomach. She will lay for what seems like all day on her stomach. She plays, then crawls a bit, and then plays some more. She can really entertain herself for a while. When we go for a walk, she even lays on her stomach in the stroller and lifts her head up over the side to look out (perhaps hard to imagine if you’re not familiar with a German stroller). She also sleeps on her stomach. We are working on sitting up. She can sit for a little bit and then topples over to the side.
I have officially given up trying to spoon feed baby food. Carolina just eats by herself, which makes her happy and me too. It’s a mess, a big mess, and I guess I spend just as long cleaning it all up as I would feeding her. She tries everything you give her and if she can’t chew it she just ends up spitting it out. I don’t think she’s really ever choked on anything.
Carolina now has four teeth! The bottom two popped through around 4.5 months, and the top 2 made their appearance a few days ago.
It really makes me happy how much Liam and Carolina love each other. Sometimes I can’t wait to go get Liam so he can “entertain” her. She just watches him, and he barely has to do anything to make her laugh. He is very sweet with her and does a good job taking care of her. I hope it stays like that forever!
Happy 7 months Missy Moo! We love you!
Oh and here is part of a 6 month update I wrote, but never posted. Bad mommy, and poor second child:
The past two weeks she’s had a bad cold that seemed to last forever, and a fever too. Hopefully, we’re done with colds for a bit!?She weighs 8.5 kilos (18.7 lbs) and is 67 cm (26.4) long. She’s in the 50% for height and 75% for weight. This past month she’s grown in length, but not in weight. Most likely because she couldn’t breath so well due to her cold….good thing she’s chunky. 🙂 She still has amazing rolls in her legs and back, but she’s definitely “thinned” out a bit.
Since she didn’t like food last month, I waited til she turned 6 months to try again. Today, Carolina finally opened her mouth for some oatmeal. She likes to eat pieces of food, but does not like pureed baby food. I give her pieces of food, and keep trying with the pureed food too. So far, she’s eaten: banana, pear, advocado, apple, mango, orange, carrots, potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, and bread. She LOVES drinking water from a big cup. No sippy cups for this girl.