Hollyhand House

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ava Kate- 7 months!

Ava Kate turned 7 months this week!  She is such a laid back, sweet baby!  I just want to bottle her up right now because she is at such a sweet age/stage.  This will be the "baby" stage I truly miss when there aren't anymore babies in my house!    Here is what Ava Kate is up to at 7 months old...
- She wears 6-9 month clothes but can wear a few 12 month things.  She wears a size 3 diaper.

-Her hair has lightened a little but is still brown for now.  She has big brown eyes.  She has the cutest rolls on her legs! She looks just like her Daddy when he was a baby. 

-She doesn't like for us to rock her anymore, she just wants to be laid right down. :(  Anna Riley went through this stage also and I know it is great for them but I do enjoy that special time. 

-She has always been a tummy sleeper since the beginning but now she wants to sleep on her side with her back against the bumper and holding her two bunnies.  Most of the time, she rolls over on her back at some point.

-She is a great sleeper!  When her teeth are hurting, I do have to go in a couple of times at night and give her the pacy but she goes right back to sleep.  She goes to bed at 7 and wakes up between 7 and 8.  She takes about an hour morning nap and a 2-3 hour afternoon nap.  She is so happy when she wakes up!! 

-She is a great eater!  So far, she has tried: oatmeal, sweet potatoes, bananas, cauliflower, avocados, peaches, carrots, peas, applesauce, yogurt, hummus and we have tried a couple actual baby foods (Fruit Medley and Hawaiian Delight...Mommy's favorites! :)

-She is on a great schedule but is pretty flexible unless she is just super tired. 

-Her hand/eye coordination is really good.  She loves playing with her pacy and takes it out and puts it back in.  She also loves grabbing EVERYTHING in sight! 

-She sits in the grocery cart like a big girl and loves it.  She is so good when we go places! 

-She is waves like she is waving bye bye a lot and recently she started folding her hands together like she is clapping.  Anna Riley has been trying to help teach her to wave and clap! :)

-She has also found her tongue!  She loves to stick out her tongue at us!

-Ava Kate has also become quite the spitter...she loves doing it especially when she has a mouth full of food! 

-Her reflux is getting a little better but she still spits up after she eats some.  We have cut down on the amount of bibs we are using but we still need...if not for the spit up, for the drool!

-She is NOT a great traveler! She hated that baby carseat! So, she has ARs carseat and AR got a new one. It is still rear-facing but it is much more comfortable and so far it has helped. She has never been great about falling asleep on the go but she has several times in the new seat.  We haven't went on a trip yet though!  I spent a lot of time between the captain seats on the last ride down to Fairhope!  I was very thankful for my big car after that trip!

-She is sitting up well.  She still gets off balance from time to time. 

-She loves the jumpy.  We have the kind that you hang from the door frame and she loves that thing!

-She still loves the exercauser but tries to jump in it, too. 

-She takes a bath with the bath ring now and loves grabbing all the toys.  Big sis is getting better at sharing the toys!
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1 comment:

Beth said...

She is so precious! And I love her monogrammed pillow!