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Monday, November 9, 2009

7 Months

Catherine Ellis is 7 months old today! It's a big birthday - David and I are realizing that our little baby girl is growing up fast. The days of her sitting still are over and she's more vocal than ever! This is such a fun age - 6-9 months - it's wonderful to experience life through the eyes of a baby. Everything is interesting, everything is funny, and everything deserves attention!

Who is 7 months? I am!

In honor of her 7 months I'll list 7 great things (and one to grow on) that Catherine Ellis is doing these days:
  • Almost completely sitting up on her own - she's still a little off balance, but she's getting better every day!
  • VOCAL! She's making new noises every day - the newest one is the smacking sound - she'll do it several times in a row and then laugh at herself.
  • She's got the wave down-pat - she doesn't always respond when you say bye-bye or hello -but she'll wave.
  • She's eaten prunes, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, peas, apples, bananas, and pears. We've switched from rice cereal to whole grain oatmeal. She eats a breakfast snack and lunch time snack. She's still breastfed, but this past weekend I stopped pumping and I only feed her first thing in the morning and last thing at night before bed.
  • She can clap and when you say "Yeah!" she responds with clapping.
  • She can roll completely over - her favorite is tummy to back. She hates tummy time and has figured out how to get out of it by rolling over. Smart girl.
  • She LOVES her passy - I think it will be a very sad day for us all when we have to 'lose' it.
  • Her sleeping habits have improved - the past week she's almost back to normal. She's been waking most nights only once and usually goes right back to sleep. Last night she slept through the night from 8:00 - 6:15 this morning without a peep! We were thrilled and scared - at 5:15 I woke up and thought "Oh no, somethings wrong!" but when I went to check on her she was just fine. It felt AMAZING to have such a wonderful, uninterrupted night of sleep. We hope this trend will continue.
We thank God everyday we are so blessed with such a happy baby. She's a great eater, very social, and loves life in general. We look forward to the next set of milestones that we're approaching. Happy birthday to my sweet girl!

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