Wow! I can't believe that my little one is 7 months old today!
As always, here is a summary of the previous month, month 6.
Weight & Length: about 17 lbs. about 26 1/2 inches
Clothing Size: 6-9 months and even some 12 months!
Diaper Size: Size 2
Sleep: At the beginning of the month she was waking every 3 hours or so. They say that when they are about the hit major milestones they practice in their sleep and wake themselves up so I'm guessing that's what we're dealing with here. Toward the end of the month she went back to sleeping for 6-7 hour stretches though. She still wakes up during the night though for at least one feeding. I know I should probably drop her nighttime feeding but she wakes up crazy hungry. I think she's so busy playing and moving around all day that she doesn't drink enough during the day and makes up for it at night. I can't seem to get her to finish her bottles during the day sometimes but she is gaining weight... lots of it! Her bedtime has switched from 9pm to about 7pm. She gets tired around 6:30-7 so we start our bedtime routine around 6pm. She sleeps until about 6:30 or 7am, waking at least once around 2am.
Feeding: 41/2-5 oz bottles of breastmilk, fruits, veggies, and rice cereal
Hair Color: Medium brown with a golden hue. Her hair is really starting to come in now. I may be able to get a clip in there soon enough!
Eye Color: Hazelish- dark blue with flecks of brown- a perfect combo of mine and my husbands eyes.
Milestones & Firsts: She fed herself her first bottle! She can sit up by herself and play with toys now. She's really close to sitting herself up from a laying down position too. She's also starting to pull herself up so the crib will be lowered really soon; the pack-n-play was lowered yesterday already. She has been getting up on her hands and knees rocking all month and just yesterday- the day before her 7 month birthday- she crawled!!!!! She can really get some distance too. Game over. Baby proofing is on the agenda here this weekend. She loves crawling under things like benches and chairs. She adores her musical glowing panda bear too and she especially loves rubbing it's tag and ear when she falls asleep. She also went on her first vacation- to Ocean City, MD.
Nicknames: Aubster, Aubs, Aubstalina, Lobster, Aubs Lobs