Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Miss AR is 7 Months!!!

...omg, no words that my baby is SEVEN months old!!!

*You had your first case of diaper rash the night you turned 6 months. Probably because you pooped 5x in one day. I lathered your bottom up with Destin and by morning most of it was gone. Whew!

*I have a quilt laid out in the living room with your toys on it. You are so close to crawling and can scoot everywhere which you mainly scoot OFF the quilt which has resulted in you 1. having rug burn on your knees & 2. finding the bottom shelf and getting into things. I've slowly started moving things higher and higher...

*You handled Daylight Savings Time pretty well. I kept you up almost an hour past your bedtime, you still woke up at all sorts of hours of the night (which is normally) but you didn't fully wake up until 5am. Good job girl!

*The day you turned 25 weeks, you started crawling! Very slowly but you're moving forward and getting around. You also kind of try to pull yourself up and it looks like it would hurt your back because you put your hands on something and then hang there.

*One week later (26 weeks) and you're a crawling machine! You're also pulling yourself up to your knees and sometimes your feet...girl, you'd better slow down or is this your way of helping mommy lose her baby weight? Here's a pic of you after pulling yourself to your knees.



*I took you swimming at 25 weeks (your 4th time) and I dunked you. When we surfaced, you looked at me with big eyes and a WTH look...it was classic and you didn't even cry. You got splashed in the face 2 more times on accident (waves by bigger kids) and it didn't phase you at all.

*At 26 weeks, I called the doctor's office about your sleep...it's awful! I don't know if you're playing me, have gas or what your deal is but some nights, I don't even get in bed myself before you're full on awake, head up and screaming. The nurse told me I needed to call the sleep clinic. Please help your Momma out and give me a hint.

*Apparently you're ready to help with laundry and to pick out your own clothes. Daddy and I were sitting on the floor with you and watched you crawl to your laundry basket, tip it over and pull this dress out. Do I have a diva on my hands?
 *One morning I was sitting on the couch pumping and had you in the bouncer lik I normally do. You were bored so you decided to turn/roll over in your bouncer, get up on all 4 and REALLY bounce. You thought you were pretty hot stuff! Luckily, I'd dressed you in a shirt and pants so I could hold on to your shirt until Daddy got you. Update: The bouncer is packed away!
 *H, Sha, you and me went to paint pottery one weekend. They were pretty busy and crowded so I had to hold you the whole time. Of course, you didn't mind although it made it very hard to paint. H had the idea to do a snowman scene and write, "Autumn's Over" so I did and it turned out very cute but whew-Mommy was tired!
 
*I gave you a bottle for the first time ever. I think you were a little confused because you were staring at me the whole time and when I pulled it away to see how much was left, you tried to start nursing. I had to give you the bottle because you took a super long nap at Grandma's and didn't have your lunch until 1 (normally at 11) and I hadn't fed you or pumped since 8am so decided to pump. Your internal clock must have told you at 2 it was time to eat even though you'd just ate an hour before so when I tried to nurse you, it wasn't coming fast enough so the bottle it was. Later, Grandma told me you'd only had 4 ounces so no wonder you were hungry!

Can I just say that I'm SO glad we don't do bottles on the weekends when we're home together? It wears me out washing 4 bottles every night during the week so I'm glad that we don't have to bother doing that on the weekends.

*Momma's girl...that's a bit of an understatement! If you know I'm in the house then you want me and no one else. It's nice to feel that loved but baby girl, sometimes Momma's gotta pee!

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*You celebrated your first Thanksgiving. You and mommy did a Turkey Trot. Hopefully it's a tradition we'll continue over the years. Then we went to Great Grandma G's and you were such a happy girl. However, you did NOT want to nap and you told us how tired you were when we got home. Mommy even put you to bed early!

*They say this is the age of separation anxiety and boy, is that the truth. You grin at your daddy all the time and the other night you crawled to him in the kitchen. The second he picked you up though, you were breaking your neck looking around for me.

*After your 6 month check-up, I decided to take away your pacifier because I feel like that's the main reason you wake up at night. Once I go in and put it back in your mouth, you're happy as can be and back asleep. The first night wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The second night was awful as in up 3-4x and crying for 45-an hour. I was hopeless after that night and dreading night #3. However, you shocked Mommy! On the third night and most nights after, you wake up 2-3x but more just fussing and for only about 5-10 minutes and you put yourself back to sleep-it's way better than it was before! Although we've had another night of being wide-awake for an hour-two at a time. After a few good nights, I feel like your sleep keeps getting worst and worst and worst. The past couple nights are a little better though, you wake up before I even get in bed but then you sleep until 5 so that's nice. Today is the sleep doctor day!

*I've also stopped introducing foods. For now, we're sticking with what we know you like and doesn't upset your belly. However I did give you plums which I think upset your tummy but it definitely got your bowels moving!

*We met a new doctor. You seemed less than impressed because you just chewed on your toy the whole time. Mommy was pleased though, got lots of info such as you needed to come back in a month for your second flu shot...something your original doctor forgot to tell us.

*You nap very well for everyone but Mommy. :-( I can tell your tired signs and I'll lay you down, I'll even lay down with you in bed but you just cry and cry and cry. I'll rock you, I'll let you be, I'll sing to you...it's exhausting for both of us! I've asked your grandmas that watch you, the babysitter and they say you don't do that for them. Guess I'm just the lucky one. ;-) Hopefully the Sleep Doc will give us answers today.

*Did I mention that you pull up on EVERYTHING? It's like when you learned to roll over, once you realized you could do it, you couldn't stop. This is just a half pull but you full on stand:

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*Last Friday, you REALLY found your voice. You've babbled before but now it's like you realized, hey, that's coming out of me! Ever since I picked you up for the sitter's on Friday, you just talk talk talk and LOUD! I was on the phone with your aunt and I had to call her back because you were talking so loudly that I couldn't even hear her!

Every day I thank God for you. You are such a good, happy girl who loves grinning at people, patting us all in the face and being on the go go go. You are my miracle and it's amazing how much you change every day.

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Baby girl, I love you more than you'll ever know! OXXO (and not the store!)

4 comments :

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Her smile is amazing. That picture by the gifts..TOO precious.

I hope you find sleep answers soon. Gavin just started sleeping thru the night about 2 weeks ago. I wish I had a trick to say why..but I guess it was just time.

SLESE1014 said...

we're going through some sort of sleep regression here. refusing naps and not sleeping through the night...I can kind of feel your pain. I hope she gets better with her sleep soon...and you better watch out, that little girl is going to be walking soon.....unless she's like Raegan who's pulls up on everything, but refuses to stand on her own LOL

Sara said...

I love these updates! This makes me so excited for all the stuff Mac's going to do this month. He's crawling, but not pulling up yet. AR is so stinking cute! I just love her cheesy grin! Have you had your sleep doctor appointment yet?

Angie said...

Love the bouncy seat pic of her on all fours, she's got a wicked grin on her face - watch out momma! LOL