January 7, 2015

Lily is 7 Months Old!



Big Events: 
  • 12/7 - 6 Months old!
  • 12/13 - Goodmans visited - Daddy raked the yard it was so nice!
  • 12/14 - Great Grandma Marty stayed with us 
  • 12/15 - Mom started watching Paxton during the day
  • 12/16 - I had rice cereal for the first time
  • 12/19 - Aunt Melissa's graduation
  • 12/20-21 - Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa DeWaard's
  • 12/23 - To Mount Vernon for Grunder Christmas
  • 12/24 - Christmas Eve with the Hardins
  • 12/26 - To Cedar Falls for Halupnik Christmas
  • 12/31 - My first New Years! 
  • 1/1 - Hung out with the Goodmans to ring in 2015!
  • 1/6 - Aunt Melissa moved in for a while
  • 1/7 - Seven Months Old!

    Size/Percentile: As of 1/21/14
    • Weight: 
    • Height:  
    • Head: 

    Typical Daily Schedule
    11:30 pm OR 5:30 am (or neither) - wake for a quick bottle and fall back asleep.
    9:00 am - awake for the day. Play with Mom and a bottle at about 10. 
    11:30 am - nap until 1:30 or so and then more play time. 
    2:00 pm - bottle and snuggles with Mom. 
    3:30 pm - nap for about 2 hours. 
    5:30 pm - Baby food dinner and then a bottle to fill up
    7:30 pm - bath, pjs, another bottle and bedtime.  


    Things I Love:

    • Chewing anything and everything
    • Being held, especially to read
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Pulling the fan cord in the living room

    This Month's Milestones:
    • I started eating real food
    • I am really close to crawling, army crawling FAST, but I still don't push up on my hands
    • I am starting to use my fingers to pinch grasp instead of just grabbing
    • I stand with support from fingers/toys/furniture. 

    Highlights of the Month:

    • Mom got onesie extenders, so I can still wear my 3 month tops that are too short, but I had to move up to 6 month pants and pajamas because my legs are so long. I'm also still hanging out in size 2 diapers most of the day.
    • I would rather play with my bib when I eat my baby food, so right now Mom and Dad feed me naked. I take a bite and then suck my thumb to swallow.
    • I dressed up in my sweater that Aunt Melissa knit for me for her graduation from ISU
    • Christmas was really hard because I had to sleep so close to Mom and Dad, and Dad snores! I was really excited to have my crib back when we got home. 
    • Of course, Christmas was also pretty awesome because I could pull and try to eat all that wrapping paper! Who needs the presents?!? 
    • On Christmas Eve, "Grandma" Juli told me the Madeline story from memory and I was riveted!
    • I slept through the night on my first New Year's Eve, despite Mom and Dad actually being awake and ready for my midnight bottle!
    • I let Mom do a back carry in the Ergo to make banana bread - loved it!
    • Dad looked away while we were in the living room and in just a few seconds I had "crawled" to the TV stand and was chewing on the cartridge in his Nintendo.
    • One of my favorite games in when Dad holds me below the cords for the fan/light in the living room. I can grab and pull them to turn the light on and off!
    • I had my first little bruise when I was practicing standing and tipping away from where Mom was waiting to catch me. She caught my hips, but my head missed the rug. It hurt and was scary, but I was just fine after some snuggles and Dad helped Mom to not feel guilty for it. 
    Nom nom baby food!
    With Nana and Papa at Melissa's gradutation
    Taking care of Pax means more required snuggle time for Lily
    Pajama day with Pax!
    Christmas with Auntie Jenny - right before I blew out all over my onesie
    Eat all the paper!!
    All the cousins!
    Dressed up for church

    Look no (one else's) hands!
    Crowns from our Christmas Poppers!


    Halupnik family Christmas


    I love books!


    Mom likes reading me her books more than mine
    Back carry!
    Daddy reads my books to me :)
    Getting the light cords
    Standing up!

    Seven Months Old!