Jun 8

Mon '15

Letter to Ezri: 7 months old

7 months old

Dearest Ezri,

You are so cute and adorable. I can’t believe how much you are growing and advancing. You are reaching all the right milestones and you make your Daddy and I so proud! Welcome to your 7th month of life!

Over the past month, your Daddy and I have tried giving you quite a few new foods. You don’t seem too keen on anything but rice cereal, but we are working on it. You LOVE ice cream. I probably shouldn’t have given that to you for the first time so young, but you are just so cute when you eat it. You see the container and get SO excited! It’s pretty bad that you know what is inside of it. Please don’t develop my sweet tooth!! Oh and you like to suck on french fries. You seem to be able to suck the inside of the fry into your mouth and you seem to like it. Oops again. Bad food, I know! What have I done!?! Haha, anyway, you’ve tried so many things and there’s one thing we know for sure, you like purées. If anything has any kind of chunky consistency, you gag and gag. Just not quite ready for big chunks yet. We will continue to offer you a variety of foods though!!

You love to scream. It’s so adorable. I love how you are exploring your voice. You even talked to yourself in the mirror the other day. So cute.

You had your 6 month immunizations this month. You did marvellously. Your Daddy had his own immunizations as well. Both of you were so brave! We were hoping that you would magically start sleeping again because it was your 4 month shots that caused you to stop sleeping (yeah, that’s what we’re going with). It hasn’t really worked. You are taking longer naps (sometimes), which we are so grateful for!! You actually had your longest nap ever yesterday, clocking in at 2 hours 12 minutes! AH. Although napping times are still all over the place. They can range from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. The sleeping at night has improved a TINY bit. You have had 3 nights this month of a 7 hour stretch. Those nights were amazing!! Usual nights you are up at least 3 times before 6AM, but at it’s not every 2 hours anymore.

Your weight is still slowly going up. You are now 12lbs, 2oz. Your Daddy and I are thinking about moving you up to size 2 diapers!! We have finally put away all your newborn and 0-3 month outfits. You are wearing size 3-6 month outfits now. Your height is increasing faster than your weight. You are in the 25 percentile for height, but below the percentile curve for weight. Hey, we’ll take what we can get!!

It’s a tie between what you like better: the jolly jumper or just rolling around on the floor. In the jolly jumper, you look like a little trampoline artist! Jumpy, jumpy! It’s so amazing how you figured out how to do it. Then when you are on the floor playing, you are rolling around in every available free space. One second you’re on the left side of the room, then all of a sudden you’ve managed to get to the right side. We have to keep a close eye on you as you have already rolled down the two small steps we have in the living room. Luckily they were carpeted and you weren’t hurt in any way. We are awaiting on the arrival of the baby gates we ordered! You have also begun to get up on all fours. After you’re up, you just can’t figure out how to move forward. You rock a little bit on the spot, but that’s about it. The crawling is just around the corner I am sure. We had to put a little alphabet mat down over the carpet in the living room where you play because you were getting carpet burn on your arms and legs. Poor girl. You just like to move so much!!

You can kind of, sort of sit up on your own. You have to have your arms on the ground supporting you still. However, it’s neat to see you sitting there looking around. It’s a new height for you! By next month, you will be a pro at sitting up!!

You are spending a bit more time outside now that it’s nice out. You are old enough to have sunscreen on so we can have you out in the sun and shade a lot more! I like to think you enjoy the hot weather, but it’s hard to tell really.

Your Grandma and I took you on your second road trip and first time to the USA! We drove down to Great Falls, MT for a bit of shopping. It was very fun. You were an absolute angel in the car and did not complain too much. The trip took a little longer because we made a few longer stops. We wanted to let you stretch out of the car seat a bit. You enjoyed watching movies on the DVD player for the car ride! The trip was tiring for all 3 of us, but I can definitely see us going away together again.

The months are truly flying by, but I always look forward to everything new and exciting in the next!!

LOVE YOU BABY GIRL!

Your Mommy

Ezri 7 months

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