Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Irelyn {7 Months}

7 Months Old
Sweet Baby Girl,
You are 7 months old!
Mommy doesn't have a whole lot of changes to report in you... other than you can now sit up extremely well on your own!  Yeah!
Your balance had been pretty good for awhile so we knew it was only a matter of time.  You really mastered it when Mommy and Daddy went on a date (for the first time since you were born!) and Grandma and Grandpa babysat (Jan. 31st).  We came back and you were sitting tall and proud! 
It is nice to be able to put you in the high chair and not worry so much about you slipping down or toppling over, though we still tie you in with Grandma's tea-towels since we're using Great-Grandpa's antique high chair (no safety harnesses back then!).
You still talk to us a lot and dazzle us with your smiles.
You still know how to roll from front to back and back to front, you just choose not to now that you know how to sit... which is fine, except it's not helping improve your skills for crawling when all you want to do is sit on your own.
Your eating and sleeping haven't changed too much at this point.
Peek-a-boo is a BIG hit with you right now, whether we hide and pop up to surprise you or whether we cover your face with a burp rag and you pull it off suddenly, it always elicits a big smile or giggle out of you... so cute!
The teething is still continuing with no teeth to show for it, we have occasionally given you Tylenol to help you sleep. 
We are waiting for you to really start enjoying solids, you still have the tongue-thrust reflex.

You are such an observer and quite curious about any new object that comes within reach!
Sometimes I think we can see the gears turning as you learn new things!
You are getting to be such a big girl!

Keep smiling Ladybug!  
We love you bunches!