Saturday, April 9, 2016

Haddie-Lynn: seven months

Dear Haddie-Lynn,

Another sweet month with my sweet girl. You fit so perfectly into our family that it feels more like 7 years instead of 7 months. You are the perfect addition to our family!

You've had some firsts this month, namely, food! You've started eating purees and shockingly LOVE it. You gobble up 4 oz twice a day! You've had: applesauce, pears, green beans, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, bananas, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, strawberries, and avocado. I'm so happy that you have loved all of it so far. I'm also happy you haven't shown any signs of food allergies yet.

With all this eating, you've done some growing too! We went in for a weight check and you are now 15lb 8oz (25th percentile). You are in 6-9 month clothing and with the weather turning warmer it'll be a lot of rompers, bubbles, and dresses in your future. I'm so excited!

You still nurse at 6, 9, 12, 3, 6, and 9. When you're at daycare you take 5oz bottles for the 9, 12, and 3 o'clock feedings. We may have had our rough patches in the beginning, but you are such a great nurser now. Mama is so thankful! We're also thankful that you're a much faster nurser than your brother. You take 10-15 minutes per side and then you are a happy camper.

A big change for you happened the beginning of April. You started at St. Paul Preschool! You now go to the same school as your brother and everyone is so happy! While you were doing just fine at Sunshine House, St. Paul had a slot open up and they agreed to use your cloth diapers. It is so much easier on all of us to only have to go to one place each day.

Some other firsts were your first Easter and your first trip to the zoo. Both were pretty standard affairs ha. At the zoo, you were very content to sit in the carrier so you could look around at everything. You are a very curious girl.

You are starting to get better at sitting up but still tumble over without support. I bet by next month you'll have it though! For now, you love to sit in your bumbo surrounded by toys. Bubba will hand you all sorts of things and you squeal with delight when you can bang them together. You also give your brother all the best giggles. He must be pretty hilarious.

You've been doing much better with sleeping through the night again. Mama really appreciates you sleeping from 9:30 to 6 the next morning! You are still sleeping in your swing. We might try to move you to the crib here soon. I think you are starting to get too long for the swing and would like to stretch out. You love you mamaroo too still. It allows you to stretch a bit more. 

Bubs and sissy at seven months

You are such a happy girl. Truly you smile all day long. Keep being the light in our lives!

All my love,

Mama and sissy

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