Friday, December 3, 2010

7 Months!

My beautiful little girl is 7 whole months old today!  She's officially closer to the 1 year mark than to the day she was born...where does the time go?!  We don't have a check up again until she's 9 months old, so I don't have any stats to share.  She did go to the doctor yesterday for her follow up booster to her flu shot.  I was anxious as usual since she had to get a shot.  I had given her my necklace that she LOVES to chew on, we laid her down, stuck her, and.....NOTHING.  I couldn't believe it, she didn't even flinch!  The nurse even waited a second expecting her to cry.  Whew, what a great visit! 

The things I can share about Peyton these days are...
  • She has uber high energy!  There's no laying around for this little girl, she's on the go 24/7.  She even makes some laps in her sleep.  I will most definitely have my hands full when she's walking.
  • She's crawling and starting to pull up.
  • She still has her Mama's short temper (sorry Edwin).  She's an incredibly happy little girl, but when she wants something she wants it NOW.
  • She's starting to understand what "No Ma'am" means and is starting to grin at me and do it anyways...oh boy. 
  • Her 2nd tooth is cutting through as we speak!
  • She goes to bed at 7pm and usually wakes around 6:30am (otherwise it's any time between 6am and 7am)
  • She's still waking once most nights, but I attribute most of it to teething.  When we had a short break after the 1st tooth came through, she slept all night.  But now that the 2nd one is cutting we're back to 1-2 wakings.  (I'm not complaining though, I've heard horror stories of other 7 months old still waking every 2-3 hours!)
  • She's eating Stage 3 foods 2-3 times a day, but she's starting to prefer finger foods.  She wants to feed herself and eat what we're eating.  She kills those Gerber puffs because they feel so good to her tender gums, and she's a huge fan of pancakes :)  When she's not cutting a tooth (her appetite decreases when a tooth is coming in) she eats a consistent 2 meals a day, but the 3rd (breakfast) is hit or miss since she's usually asleep during breakfast.
  • She's down to 2 naps a day....the 1st from around 9am - 11am and the 2nd from around 2pm - 4pm (give or take)
  • If you couldn't tell, teething has definitely been an issue for the poor girl!  Tooth #2 is going a little better than tooth #1, but she just doesn't handle the pain very well....Ibuprofen is my best friend. 
  • We've hit separation anxiety at full force!  She's always been very attached to me, but we've reached a new level.  If I'm not there she's perfectly fine, but if she knows I'm in the house or can hear's over! 
  • She loves going out to eat and riding in a shopping cart!  She's amazed by all the people, sights, and sounds.  Thankfully going out to eat with her is an absolute joy!  She could care less about sitting in a stroller now that she can ride in a shopping cart.  She wants to be up at everyone else's level!
I say this every time, but I'm so incredibly lucky and blessed to have such a wonderful little girl in my life.  She has made me a better person and has made me realize what's truly important in life. 


  1. I have a feeling we're both going to be posting "how is it my baby is a year old" WAY too soon!! 7 months has flown hasn't it! Peyton is so cute and looks perfect. I hope her tooth cuts through quickly and she starts sleeping good!

  2. She must have read my post, because her tooth cut through that night! We're back to a normal night's sleep...for now :) Yes 7 months really has flown by, I can't believe it.