Seven Months

On your seven month birthday...
Your stats:

Weight: 14 lbs 6 oz (not exact since we didn't go to the Dr. this month)

Height: 27 inches (again, not exact)

Diapers: Size 2

Clothes: I have put up almost all of your 0-3, except for some sleepers.  You are wearing anything from 3-6 months to 6-12 months! (of course, the latter are a smidge huge on you...but I get anxious about your new clothes)

Sleep: Still the same, with an 8 o'clock bedtime and waking between 6:30-7.  

Feeding: You are still nursing 5-6 times a day. On top of nursing you are starting to eat, well, pretty much anything and everything (except sweets, honey, and peanut butter)!  You love yogurt, cheese, veggies, fruit, chicken, steak, pork, cheerios, and applesauce.  You are not a picky eater at all!!  It has been so exciting! Watching you chew is one of our favorite things to do. You look hilariously cute and really get into it.

What you are up to:

-You still LOVE your fabric dolls

-You realized what I was trying to do when I would tap your mouth when you coo...now you coo and I tap your mouth to make the "ah ah ah ah" noise and you love it! You used to stop cooing anytime I would tap your mouth.

-You squeal like a pig when you're upset/you want to be picked up or played with

-You got mad/jealous when Roman was playing and chewing on your doll! So it starts this young, huh?? 

-On April 9th, you started babbling "dada"

-You got your first rash from eating red grapes

-You sit in your highchair now like a big girl

-You spent one full day this month figuring out how to "cluck" with your tounge...you have it down now!

-Your mode of transportation is rolling...anywhere and everywhere!

-On April 21, Papa and Grammi took you on your very first boat ride! Momma and Daddy were out kayaking on the lake and you, Grammi, Papa and Uncle Bobo came zipping up to us in the boat! You loved the ride, but didn't care too much for the lifejacket that swallowed you.

-You also enjoyed riding around on the golf cart at the lake. You laughed anytime we went over a big bump.

-You love when I hide from you and pop out and say "boo!"

-You are beginning to recognize people you've seen before

-On April 5, you had your first real meal. Garlic chicken, avocado and cheese.

-April 8th was your first Easter.  You wore a salmon pink ruffley dress that had tiny white polka dots on it. You also enjoyed your first grilled steak!! 

-On April 14, we drove almost 3 hours to the lake house because of the possibility of severe weather headed our way. We would normally go to the hospital and stay underground, but they weren't allowing people to do that this time.  We didn't get the bad weather, of course, but it was better to be safe than sorry!

- I painted your toenails for the first time...that was a disaster. We'll leave it at that.

-You went to your very first birthday party!!! Anabelle Pennington turned one! Daddy took you because I had a photography class to go to.  You both had a great time!

On April 30, you figured out the concept of clapping!! How exciting!! You are learning lots of new things!!

Happy 7 months Harper Jo.

Daddy and I are trying to soak it all up.

We love you.