8 Months old today!
This is all about you as a 7 month old (as of 4.06.16)
Another fun month with you!
Breastfeeding & foods:
You are the best nurser but will you pleeeeease stop pinching me! I have tiny scabs from where you’ve broken the skin on my chest & boob. Breastfeeding is soooo glamorous. 😛 No but really other than that it’s perfect. I’m pumping a total of 5 times a week while I’m at work & you drink around half of that. We have about 115 oz in the freezer!
For starting solids we will be doing BLW like we did with the boys and starting later like we did with Jonah. I’ve read to introduce foods early so you don’t get allergies and I’ve also read to wait until the gut is fully closed to avoid allergies. Who really knows & by the time you have babies it will all be something different. So for now we’ve decided we are most comfortable with waiting. Breastmilk seems to be suiting you just fine! 🙂
I don’t think I’ve mentioned naps in your updates yet! You are a great sleeper in general and naps are going well for now too. You still take 3 naps a day- morning, afternoon & evening. Your morning and afternoon ones are around 1-2 hours long. Your evening one is more of a cat nap. You go to bed between 8-9 every night & wake up between 7-8am. Your early rising has gone by the wayside so far… I think we are converting you!! <insert evil laugh> When you wake up you have the biggest smile & you look over to see if either of your brothers are awake. They are usually still asleep so I take you in the living-room and let you play.
And omg I hate to even type this but you. fell. off. of. the. bed!
So we are NOT blaming this on daddy by any means but it was in the middle of the night… Well let me back up. Jaidan likes to lay by me to go to sleep and then we move him over to his bed. Jared wanted to lay by me too so he laid on the other side. Well I always make him move back before he falls asleep bc he is NO GOOD in the middle of the night & that’s right next to your bed. He’s a very hard sleeper & crazy things have happened. Do you know he once walked into the kitchen, opened a brand new box of cereal and poured orange juice in it?!? Yeah, frosted mini wheats! Anyways… I just don’t trust him. So this particular night I fell asleep before making him move. He was laying next to me by your bed… you were in your bed. You started whining and he didn’t wake up. I couldn’t hear you because he was blocking the sound & you are not that loud. You crawled right off the bed & knocked the box fan over. Ugh it was horrible!!! You only cried for a couple looooong minutes and no damage was done but I’m not making that mistake again! I’m the only one allowed next to you!
I LOVE having all of our beds together & snuggling you every night.
12 month fits you the best. 12 or 18 month sleepers. You wore a couple of your 9 month things for the last time.
You are now pulling up to stand on everything. You love to be standing and just exploring in general. You are doing a bit of furniture cruising too. I took this picture of you here bc look at Jonah being SO sweet and rubbing your hand!!!
We tried out 2 different subscription boxes for headbands and bows! I never knew how much I would love them but they are my favorite accessory for you!
This first one, the Hair Bow Box is $25/box. It came with 7 bows. 2 big bows on alligator clips that can be used for when she has hair later. I don’t usually do the huge headbands so I’ll save these. 2 small coral bows for pig tails (or can be attached to a headband), a white headband with a big silver bow that I have loved putting on her and a teal bow with gold. The last one was a princess crown headband! This box had a great variety of fun bows. I’ll get one more box when she is 8 months and then maybe only get it for specialty things because $25 is kind of pricey for every month but I got $5 off my first box and it was fun to try.
The 2nd bow box (or bag) is Little Poppy Co and it’s $15/box. It comes with 3 simple felt bows. I really love the quality and plan on getting them for a couple more months. You can find them on instagram.
Big brothers at 7 months old: