Someone turned seven months old over the weekend!
Well, it’s all fun except for when she’s up in the middle of the night. Evelyn managed to catch a terrible cold a few weeks ago that was probably made worse by teething. I put a baby vaporizer in her room, but she kept waking up in the middle of the night unable to breathe through her nose. Not fun for a baby who wants her paci. So we had a few nights of sleeping on the couch together.
Once she recovered from the cold, sleeping got pretty much back to her normal. Which means waking up 2-3 times a night for Mommy to put the paci back in her mouth. We need to start lessons on getting the paci in her mouth herself! She sure knows how to put just about anything else in her mouth!
By not increasing the doseage of Evelyn’s reflux medication for over two months, she is slowly being weaned off of it as she gains weight. She still has days that she spits up, but sometimes I think it’s due to the extra saliva she has from teething.
Speaking of teething – still no teeth. Trenton and Charlotte were both slow teethers, so I’m sure Evelyn is just taking after them.
Evelyn has mastered staying in a sitting position. She can’t get there on her own, but she can stay there!
She’s also started the inchworm/army crawl. And it’s normally to try to get to something that she shouldn’t have. Her favorite are cords. Lightly swatting the back of her hand and the word “no” seem to have no influence on this child. And we thought we had our hands full with the first two!
Evelyn is LOUD! When she “talks,” she wants to be heard by everyone in a two mile radius.
She is also the squirmiest, most easily distracted baby I have ever seen (I affectionately call her my “Squirmy Wormy”). It sometimes takes 30-45 minutes for her to finish off a bottle (if she even finishes it). She flips over, turns around, tries to see what everyone else is doing, and makes a huge mess while doing so. Girlfriend likes to let her formula drip out of the side of her mouth and go hang out in her neck crease.
This girl loves my necklaces. I probably shouldn’t let her play with them, but it gets us through church each week without any loud outbursts (I don’t let her put them in her mouth). Thankfully I normally don’t spend a lot on jewelry (a lot of my stuff comes from Target), so she hasn’t broken anything yet.
I still can’t get over how fast these past seven months have flown by. Evelyn is growing into such a fun, independent (she can play on her own for quite a while), feisty little girl. Even though I wish she would slow down, I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring for her.
Weight: About 18 1/2 pounds
Height: About 26 1/2 inches
Drinking: 24-30 oz. of formula a day plus a little water out of a sippy
Eating: Three meals a day consisting of pretty much any fruit and veggie we or Gerber have made. Her favorites are squash and avocado/banana. We’ve also started Baby Mum-Mums and puffs. She does great with the Mum-Mums. The puffs go in her mouth (sometimes), she “chews” a bit, and then they come right back out.
Sleeping: Goes down around 8:00-8:30, wakes up for a paci 2-3 times a night, takes a bottle around 4:30-5:30, and goes back down until 7:00-7:30
Naps: Evelyn takes about a 1 to 1 1/2 hour nap in the morning, going down between 9:30-10:00, and a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, going down between 1:00-1:30.
Clothes: She still fits into a few 6 month dresses, but is in 6-9 month clothes for the most part.
Diapers: Huggies Little Snugglers size 2 during the day (we’re trying to use up the last few in that size) and size 3 at night
Words/Sounds: Evelyn uses mostly vowel sounds, but throws in a “ba” every once in a while.
Hair: Evelyn definitely has more hair than both Trenton and Charlotte had at 7 months. Although she may look like her older sister, it doesn’t look like Evelyn will have a same blonde hair as Charlotte. Her hair is darker than Trenton’s was at this age too.
First time in the big bathtub:
First time using a sippy cup: