Saturday, December 1, 2012

Meredith is Seven Months Old!

Our sweet girl keeps getting bigger! Seven months today and modeling a Christmas dress barefooted because it was in the low eighties. Beautiful weather for sure, just not what you expect on the first day of December. 
Our Meri continues to be a people pleaser, and is happy about ninety percent of her day. I think we might *fingers crossed* finally be on a two nap schedule, but she is just so content and will sleep when she needs to it's hard to respect her sleep schedule sometimes. But she definitely does better at night when naps are at ten and two, so Otto and I are trying our best to not interrupt her then. Bedtime in roughly 7:00pm, and after a dream feed at 10:30 she sleeps until 7:30ish. I'm a fan, huge fan. She has started sleeping on her stomach though, and that's not so cool but no matter how many times we flip her over she rolls right back.  Because of this the swaddle is gone which she had no problems with:) 
Daddy is still one of her BFF's. 
And Otto is her biggest hero. The things she let's him get away with astound me. Blow raspberries on her face? Sure. Steam roll her in an attempt to give her a hug? Loves it! 
He's also a big distraction when we try to take pictures. 
Her hair is really starting to fill in and we have to pin it back at meal times. This girl might be getting a ridiculous amount of hair accessories in her stocking this year. It's still decidedly straight and will only part one way. I've tried blowdrying it into a different style, but nope, it goes right back.
She got two teeth last month (on the same day!) and started solids, which she loves. As of today, she has eaten her way through two sweet potatoes, a butternut squash, half a yellow squash, half a box of baby oatmeal, and a sample of peas, green beans, banana, applesauce, and avocado. The banana and avocado were not favorites, but everything else has been a hit. She prefers eating real food to drinking a bottle I think, and does a pretty decent job actually swallowing what is on the spoon. Her tongue gets in the way quite a bit, and was probably the culprit for the whole nursing debacle too. Her fingers work terriffically though, and she thinks catching puffs and using drool to turn them into goo is great fun. She uses a textbook pincher grasp. 
Her hands (and most other body parts) are ticklish which makes cleaning up after an eating adventure hilarious. Currently, she eats twice a day, oatmeal in the morning with applesauce, and a veggie at dinner. This month we're going to bring on the green veggies and a few more fruits. She's a keeper for sure! We love our Meri girl!

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