Sunday, March 10, 2013

Leia at 7 months

Size: 17 pounds, 5 ounces. She's wearing some 3-6 month clothes, and some 6-9 months.
Favorite things: Going in the yard with Daddy. When laying on a bed or changing table, picking up her legs high and slamming them down. Sitting in her high chair. Tags on anything - blankets, pillows, toys. Also, buckles and straps (like on the diaper bag and Ergo). A windchime we have hanging in the guest room... whenever we go in that room her eyes immediately go right to it. Mornings. Kisses. Songs. Peekaboo. Daddy's karaoke.

Least favorite things: Sleeping. The vacuum. Anyone who's not Mommy or Daddy holding her. Sitting in grass freaked her out. Leia's not tolerating the stroller as much lately, she much prefers being worn in a carrier.

Milestones: She's mastered sitting up. I thought it would make my life easier, and it has! Now that she can sit independently, she's more happy to play alone for a bit while I get stuff done. She also likes to sit in her high chair in the kitchen and watch me.

We moved her from the infant car seat  carrier to a convertible car seat. Once she could sit up, she started to scream every time we drove, I think because she didn't want to be in that reclined position. I've lost the convenience of carrying her in the car seat (especially when sleeping), but it's worth it for a happier baby.

Leia finally doubled her birth weight! I'm surprised at how well she can pick up teeny tiny items with her pincer grasp. She will lunge forward while sitting to grab objects too.

Cutest habits: Smiling when I kiss her, and when she catches a glimpse in the mirror, or often just at the sheer joy of being picked up.

I forgot to mention last month that Leia figured out how to use a sippy cup and was very proud of herself. She'd take a drink, laugh, and all the water would fall out onto her shirt. Drink, laugh, repeat!

She also will play peekaboo herself - holding up a blanket over her face and taking it down. I don't know if it's on purpose, but she smiles when we say "peekaboo!" when she takes it down.

Firsts: Valentines Day. First hour-plus car trip - she went with Mommy to Salida to visit the T family and meet 2-month-old Owen. I started putting her in the cart like a big kid when we go shopping - so cute and she loves it. First time swinging at the park, and going down a slide (on Daddy's lap).

Talents: Sitting up. Eating solid foods. Putting her feet in her mouth.
Food: Leia has tried homemade pureed banana, avocado, yams, sweet potato, pear, mango, apple and peas, as well as rice cereal, puffs and rice rusks. We've also let her experiment with the non-pureed forms of apples, pears, bell pepper and bread. It took her a few weeks to get used to the idea of eating, but she eventually got the hang of it. She tolerates everything, but I think pears and mangos are her favorite.

1 comment:

Victoria Provine said...

The bathroom pic of the both of you is by far my favorite! Best friends :)