Friday, May 11, 2012

Ava is 7 Months Old

Ava, you are 7 months old today! 

You are 13 pounds {4%} and I can't remember your height but it is in the 21 percentile. I will check your papers when we get back to Germany.

You wear a size 2 diaper and wear 6 months clothes and some 6-9 month. You are still in a size 1 shoe. 

You nurse 4-5 times a day and you eat oatmeal with breastmilk and a fruit when you first wake up in the mornings and you eat a veggie and fruit for your last feeding of the day. 

You still take 3 naps during the day. One in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. You aren't a very good napper. You typically sleep about 30-45 minutes for each nap. On a good day, you will take an hour and a half nap in the afternoon. 

You love to play on your play mat with your toys. You are very independent and want to go-go-go. You want to crawl SO bad but can't quite figure it out yet. You have learned to tuck your knees under and push up on your arms but not all at the same time. 

You have learned to wave and say "Hi". It is the cutest thing in the world. We are working on Bye-Bye.

You are really starting to jabber a lot now and you can say "Momma" and "Blah Blah Blah". ha! 

{I just had to put this picture up. It is too funny!}

You love Baby Einstein. Anytime I put it on for you, you just stare and sometimes laugh. 

You are the sweetest little girl and such an attention getter. When you get tired, you scratch the back of your right ear and dig your head into my chest. But heaven forbid if I try to snuggle immediately push off of me. You do NOT like to be held close or snuggle. 

You did very well on the plane coming over to the states from Germany. You didn't sleep much, but that was expected. 

You love to watch videos or view pictures of yourself. You smile and laugh and talk the whole time! 

Your schedule: You wake at around 7:30/8:00 and eat oatmeal and a fruit
Play for about an hour and a half and then go down for a nap. 
You are usually up by 10:45 and you nurse at 11:00am.
Play until nap time again at 12:30. You take a really short nap and are usually up by 1:15ish.
You nurse at 2pm and go down for a nap at 3:30 and nap until 4:15ish. Sometimes later. 
Nurse at 5pm and I usually try to keep you up until bedtime but sometimes you tend to squeeze a small cat nap in. 
You nurse at 7:30pm and I also give you your fruit and veggie. I give you a bath and get you ready for bed and you are in bed by 8:00/8:30. 
This schedule is sometimes 30 minutes off depending on when you wake up in the morning. 

Ava, I can not tell you how much fun you have been this month!! It just makes me fall in love with you that much more! You have been such a joy in our family and we love you more than you will EVER know!!! 


Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

oh my gosh, she is a DOLL and so beautiful! You know I love that big ole bow! 7 months is such a fun stage. What color are her eyes? They are so pretty. They look brown, but do they have a bit of color in them, it kind of looks like they do!

Shannon said...

Hi! I found your blog from Kelly's link up. Your daughter is absolutely adorable! Cutest grin ever:)