Age: Seven Months
Height: 24 inches
Weight: 16 1/2 Pounds
Milestones: Waverly Maye is getting ready to be mobile. She is sturdy as ever sitting up now, and can even go from sitting to her belly in order to grab something (most often a remote, cell phone, or computer). She continues to like tummy time more and more, which totally confirms my belief that she is getting ready to crawl. And (at least for me!), the most exciting milestone of the month? I am almost sure that she said her first word. And yes, it was MOMMA! Although my husband doesn’t want to admit it, both my mom & sister-in-law confirmed my intuition. Although I assume one day I may feel differently, I could seriously hear her utter those sweet syllables ALL.DAY.LONG.
Sleep: When I write these monthly updates, I often look back on the month before to see how much Waverly has changed in just four short weeks. Looking back on the 6 month update, I realize exactly why I am superstitious and hesitate to comment on how smooth our nights are going. As previously posted, our nights were anything but peaceful this past month. Our “perfect sleeper” stopped sleeping on her own, and instead wanted to bunk up with us each night. I am rather elated to report that at the moment, we are back to normal (although I am nervous to …) I will post soon on the details of how we got there.
Eating: Our baby girl is growing up … and eating more foods than ever. We are now officially on a eating routine of oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal & a fruit for lunch, and oatmeal & a vegetable for dinner. All of the oatmeal is mixed with breastmilk, and she has snacks of breastmilk in between each of her meals. It does seem we have a picky eater on our hands, as the only vegetable she really seems to like is sweet potatoes (we tried green beans, peas, and avocado … and all were a no-go). She loves all of the fruits though, which totally makes me think she has a sweet tooth like her momma. 🙂
Favorite Moments: This month is no different from others, in that I pretty much love every minute with this spunky little sweetie. She has made the most mundane, routine activities so much fun … and I continue to drive home from work each day with butterflies at the thought of hanging out with my girl. Our favorite place to be most likely is still the mall, and we also love her weekly classes at the Little Gym, spending time outside, and (a new destination) the pool at our recreation center.
Worst Moments: Without a doubt, the (only) bad moments of this month all have to do with Waverly’s sleep. But as posted before, even the worst moments with her are better than any day I had before she was here.
Extra Comments: Seven Months? At times I can’t believe she is already over half-a-year old, but when I think about it, I seriously can’t fathom life before her. I totally get why moms get sad as their babies grow, but for me, I really do enjoy every step as she gets older. She gets more alert, fun, and I truly can’t believe I am lucky enough to keep this girl forever.