7 months.

Dear Mary,

Here we are at 7 months.  Seven!  Time surely continues to fly by about as quickly as you are growing lately.  You are getting to be such a big girl!  You were sick with a cold recently and when I took you to the doctor you weighed in at 15 lbs 10 oz- less than a month before that you were only 14 lbs 14 oz!

Solid foods are agreeing with you for sure. You eat three times a day, without fail, now.  You have either oatmeal or barley cereal in the morning with some fruit, a fruit and veggie at lunch, and a fruit, veggie, and sometimes a meat combo at dinner.  You eat about 2-3 ounces of solids during those meals and still breastfeed- taking around 5 1/2 ounces 5 times a day. You can feed yourself Gerber rice puffs and cheerios and we practice with fruits and veggies sometimes so you can get used to different textures.

You are still great with sleeping unswaddled.  You love sleeping on your side and tummy.  You are finally back to sleeping well after your cold and now go to bed between 8:30-9pm and get up around 7-7:30am.

You love your exersaucer that Pops and Mimi gave you for Christmas.  You also love playing with your toys while sitting in the floor.  You are practicing more and more rocking on your hands and knees but you still are not crawling yet.  You are very efficient, however, with pivoting while on your belly and rolling to get whatever you want and wherever you want to go.  You are a busy and curious girl.

You love Cotton and Barley and get so excited when they come to see you.  They are very patient with you and let you pet them.  They still give you kisses and they love it when you eat!  They are helpful with floor clean up for sure.

I still cannot believe how this year is flying by and the milestones we pass are bittersweet.  We are savoring the moments, the days, and your sweet sweet smiles.