Thursday, July 25, 2013

Growin' Like a Weed: 7 Months


Likes: Standing/walking holding onto our hands, music/singing, and looking in the mirror!  Brooke gets bored REALLY easily (doesn't play with a toy for more than 5 minutes) so we're always looking for new fun things to do with her!

Dislikes: Hmmm this is a tough one.  She doesn't like playing independently for long, unless she's in a really good mood.  Ahh, okay she dislikes unclenching her fists! haha this 7 month old still doesn't hold her bottle and 9 times out of 10 her hands and toes will be clenched shut for no apparent reason.  Relax a little bit Brooke!

Sleeping: We started a new schedule with 2 naps a day (2-3-4 plan) and it seems to be working well! Yes, she gets fussy, but she's doing a lot better at sleeping 11-12 hours again! Bed time is on or before 7 everyday.  She naps well, most days (3 hours total between the 2 naps).  She LOVES sleeping with her "teddy" and doesn't wear a sleep sack anymore!  Sometimes she uses Teddy as a pillow, it's hilarious!

Eating:  Her solid food interest has gone down, which I'm fine with.  She gets 2-3 small meals a day (around normal meal times).  She's also started BITING when nursing... ugh!  I tried one day of solely pumping and bottle feeding her and wow was that exhausting or what?! So now we're back to being patient... yes, I flicked, smooshed, and NO-ed her, and she still thinks biting is fun... bless!

Playing: Brooke loves to roll around on the floor and play with her toys!  She chews on EVERYTHING and loves  to talk/sing (we always have music on).  Her favorite things are soft surfaces... she loves to roll around on a bed or a soft blanket, she even likes it when we play peek a boo and cover her with pillows or blankets (she can get herself out of them well).  She also likes it when Daddy wrestles with her and we bonk her in the head/face with a pillow.  She LOVES to look in the mirror and talk to herself.  Brooke really likes sitting outside and looking at the birds and "waving" to all of the cars in the neighborhood.

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