A bit late, but I can’t believe Alex is already seven months. It just seems so OLD!!! She’s doing great, and I have the best time with her. I wish I could bottle up this time, and keep it forever. She’s at the perfect age. Unless she’s sick, she’s just the happiest easy baby. She sleeps well, she’s super fun to play with, she’s not yet mobile, and there’s no discipline. Seriously, how could it get better than this???
Here are some stats, just so I can put it in one spot.
-Schedule: get up at 6-7 am, awake for 2-3 hours, sleep for 2 hours, repeat 2-3 times, bedtime around 8 pm. Alex gets about 2-3 naps per day, but I think we’re getting rid of the 3rd nap. She’s better at this some days than others, but unless she's sick, she sleeps almost every night from 8 pm-6 am, and sometimes 7 am.
-Eating: 5-6 bottles of formula each day, at 7 ounces each. Plus about 4-6 ounces of baby food. Alex is a much better eater of baby food at daycare than at home. We were able to feed her a few ounces this weekend, but she is not into eating at home. I think it’s because at school she eats next to other babies, and they do it together. Who knows, she seems pretty happy, so I’m not worried about it.
-Sizes: mostly 9 month clothes. At her 6 month appointment, she was 85% on the height growth charts at 27 inches, and 60% in weight (17 pounds). Size 3 diapers.
-Activity: Lots of sitting, and hanging out on her tummy. She has been rolling back and forth since about 3 months old, but she doesn’t need to go anywhere. On her tummy, she’ll do circles – go completely around, but she’s not interested in getting anywhere. She loves to stand while holding onto hands, and will even do a few steps while holding my hands. She can hold herself up standing with the coffee table for a few seconds, but she quickly crashes to her butt. She loves the jumper, and the walker. Really, she likes just about everything!
-No teeth or hair – these are coming, I can just feel it… J
Alex is just about the happiest baby I’ve ever seen, and I have such a good time with her. From the moment when she wakes up and reaches up to turn on her mobile all by herself (how cute is that!) and just talks to it, to when she goes to bed, and literally kicks and gets all excited to see her lovie (little silky blanket), she is happy all day long. She’s fascinated in everything, and it’s so easy to make her smile. She reserves her giggles for something really good, like a raspberry on her belly or neck. But her smile is fabulous, and never far away. But now it’s hard to see, because she always has her tongue out – I wonder if it will ever get back in her mouth!