Being Brickner : Seven Month Update

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Seven Month Update



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 herI 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. 

18 comments:

  1. Neither one of my boys liked their veggies either!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really - it's good to hear we are not the only ones! I have a total sweet tooth so I'm thinking that she takes after me! :O

      Delete
  2. Have you tried peas or butternut squash yet? Or combining a fruit with a veggie....like peas & pears, pumpkin & apple or spinach & blueberry? My little lady is a great eater, so we tried all sorts of combos and started added some spices to her food around 7 months and she loved it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The ONLY veggie she will take so far is sweet potatoes. We tried peas but that was a no-go. I like the idea of adding a fruit to a veggie ... we have not tried that. I will do it, for sure! Thanks for the tips! :)

      Delete
  3. Seven months! She is precious!!! I can't believe I will be typing Londyn Grace's five month post this week! I never understood why parents always said it goes so fast, but its quite clear now! I'm trying to find the pause button!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Aww she is adorable (and a petite thing). Happy seven months!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you - yea, she's little. The good thing about that is getting more use out of her clothes!! Can't complain about that. :)

      Delete
  5. She is so gorgeous! Can't wait to hear about her crawling! You're in trouble then mama! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I know it's going to be soon ... and I'm TOTALLY in trouble! :)

      Delete
  6. Just now finding your blog! I love it and cannot wait to follow it :) I appreciate your kind comments to our blog. I have a question, how exactly did you get the little circle share buttons at the bottom of your posts? I love them!

    :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and following along! Love following yours! I actually had someone from Etsy design my blog and so I have no idea ... but I'm pretty sure it was close-up creative designs! I know she does individual buttons, too. Hope this helps. :)

      Delete
  7. Have you tried carrots? They are sweet, she might like those :) Happy 7 months to Waverly!

    www.littlebabyseed.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES, I did and she didn't like them? I'm thinking of hiding them in other things!

      Delete
  8. She is so so cute! And I am extremely busy of your great work schedule/situation. But regardless, I know that all moms would prefer to spend their days with their babies. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you - and thanks for stopping by the blog! Yours is one of my favorites and I always look forward to reading your posts!

      Delete
  9. Yay she said mama! was it her first word? love the tutu

    ReplyDelete