Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy 7 Months, Sophia!

Somehow 7 months seems so big! We're now closer to one year than newborn. And we say: bring it on!!! Each developmental stage is better than the last! For someone who loves babies, the smaller the better, I’m again surprised at how much I love her growing up. It was the same when I was 17 years old and watching Emma grow and change and just become more and more fun!

She's now just over 15 pounds, and today she wore a 6-12 month outfit for the first time and it fits fine!

May 13, 2014

Sporting a new bonnet!




It's fun to watch her be so self-entertaining when sitting. She can teeter over when reaching for a toy, or straining to look at a brother, so we keep her in safe places on this tile floor!

She can finally play with her "sit up" toy that my family brought back in January!
She's particularly happy sitting propped up in the crib. This is great for being able to get work done in our bedroom.

Her "gardening lady" hat
Her hair is getting so LONG! I love it!! If I don't clip it up, it falls in her eyes.
My wild-haired baby! This is what happens when the brothers "fix" her hair after a bath and then she naps on it. :)
If it weren't for her hair, I probably wouldn't remember to bathe her all that often. :) But because her fine blonde hair gets so greasy and messy, I could wash it DAILY. I wait till every second day so that her skin doesn't dry out.

 We had a little detangling session today with daddy's conditioner... (Very successful, I might add!)
Off to her first wedding!
...But this is a versatile baby. From one day to the next, she does a wedding and then firearms...

I know it's hard (or impossible) to tell from the pictures, but we still have a very demanding, feisty, unscheduled, unpredictable baby. If we actually have an outing that goes well, or where she falls asleep and gets a little rest even without all the "right" conditions in place, or a day where she naps and/or falls asleep without a long screaming session first, I am pleasantly surprised. There's nothing like drastically lowered expectations!!



The day after Sophia turned 6 months, we took a four day trip, in which she of course became overly tired, but it took her TWO WEEKS to somehow recover and get happy and rested again! I kept looking for teeth. She had some mild cold symptoms, and how we suffered along with her.

As her attitude (and drippy nose) finally started to improve, I decided to start her on solids, hoping that someday soon she won’t be eating every 2-3 hours all night long. But she first became constipated, so we had a VERY rough weekend. She still nurses about 10 times a day, so it's pretty intense...

Having fun with her first pear meal!


Trying out avocado and making faces!
(Jake would have me point out that he's also at 7 months without cutting his beard!)

 She’s a really light sleeper, which keeps things interesting. Jake and I have learned that no matter how much you plan beforehand to have a baby who grows accustomed to the normal noise of a busy household, you can’t actually FORCE your baby to be noise resistant! The good news is, she can be happier on less sleep now. She naps 2-3 hours a day total if we are at home.

Ah, blessed sleep!

We are very blessed how much the boys love and adore Sophia anyway. Sometimes I feel like all I’m saying is “SHHH!!” or sending them outside to play. In fact, practically every day they are rigging up something cute for her, their "princess". They are life savers when I need to get something done or cooked and Sophia insists on personal attention!
New hanging toy that Joel rigged up for her today 

 Look, Mom! Sophia is buried in our room!


Her shirt says "I love books" (and she does, if mainly for chewing, ha!)

We are looking forward to another visit from Grandma Thompson and Aunt Heather next week!! Sophia has changed so much since my family's last visit. Even more exciting, this will be Heather's first time to meet her niece, and to meet her nephews now that they are ours!   

1 comment:

  1. Only 9 more days!! Ekk!... I better plan, pack or prepare something...


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