My baby is 7 months old! Wow! I can say it has gone by fast and somewhat slow as I have tried to enjoy each day with her. She is precious and such a joy. She's for sure the laid back third child. She follows her big sisters schedule and can sleep through pretty much anything which is a good thing cause you know our house can be kind of loud at times! I really think the transition to 3 was not to bad. The first two months was pretty tough cause she was so fragile and Ellie liked to sneak in and pick her up. However, now that they are used to her and she's on a schedule it has been really good. I know that we all try to plan out how far apart our kids are and there is no perfect plan except God's plan which for us was to have 3 kids under 4! I have no regrets and I'm soooo glad that E and A are 18 mos. apart and then we had nice 2 1/2 year break before Mary. Mike and I have been talking a lot lately about things being somewhat easier. 4 is a really nice age and sweet Ellie is thriving at 4. She's so active and pretty much done with the nap, but she doesn't have to have one which is nice. Anna is almost 3 and praise God we are kind of nearing the end of the terrible two's. There were lot of terrible moments during her 2nd year, but she is growing into a really funny, smart, and curious girl. She's so determined and is pretty much P.T. mainly cause she refuses to wear a diaper ever.
We had a funny moment yesterday as I was standing in line at Wal-Mart with E, A, and a cart full of groceries. Anna starts to pull down her pants right there in line and I thought "she is going to pee on the floor". I quickly grab her and tell Ellie to run. We ran right to the bathroom and she made it. The line was so long at the cashier that we got right back in line! She loves to pick out her own clothes ( a dress) if I allowed it everyday and insists on getting herself dressed. She's pretty good at it so it is saving me some time.
Anyways, back to sweet Mary. I took her to the doctor for her 7 month check-up. Here's what she is up to these days:
Weight: 14 lb. 1 oz. (10th %) She's quite a bit bigger than E and A at 7 months.
Height :25 1/2 inches. (25th%)
Sisters love to make her laugh
Sleep- She wakes up at all different times in the morning, but normally gets a morning nap at home or in the car. She takes one really long afternoon nap and then goes to bed most nights by 7:00 P.M.. She would be really fussy if she didn't get a nap.
Baby food- She really prefers table food so I just mash up whatever we are having that night. She's had pasta, meat, green beans, rice, mashed potatoes, and she loves all fruit baby food.
Nursing- Still no bottle and I think we are month or so away from a sippy cup!
Daddy-She loves to be held by daddy and see him each day.
Car Seat- We did a trip to KS and she did so much better than in earlier months where she would have cried the entire time.
Teething- She can be pretty fussy if her teeth are bothering her, but a dose of tylenol and teething tablets seem to work.
Cold- It has been so cold here lately and she will cry if she gets to cold at night or getting into the car.
She hates to be put down if she is hungry or when she first wakes up.
We love her so much and she is so much fun. She has yet to meet a stranger and has such a big smile!