The 3rd of the month has come and gone and with it another month of Lilly growing and learning and loving life. We spent her 7 month birthday shopping together at the new Premium Outlets together as a family. She does a lot of things that we will definitely hold over her head when she's older ;) but she brings so much joy to our family. We love watching her personality develop and seeing a baby reach milestones and discover new things never gets old!
No official stats this month but I don't think she's grown a ton sine last month. She's still fitting in most of the same clothes. 6 months and 6-9 months. A few 9 month things seem to be a little long for her. She's definitely got some rolls on her though!
This sweet baby has been in good health for most of her sweet life so far. I am so grateful.
This girl L.O.V.E.'s to eat. She eats anything I am willing to give her. She's eating a variety of baby foods. Mashed avocado, mashed banana's and apple sauce are a couple of her favorites. She's tasted peanut butter a few times with out reactions. She loves to "chew" on baby teething wafers and graham crackers. She can't quite figure out how to pick up the little puff snacks and get it in to her mouth but she's working on it. She's also working on her technique for using a sippy cup. She's figured out how to suck out of a baby food pouch and a straw. If she see's anyone eating anything, she wants to try it! She doesn't even make sour faces when tasting pickles or lemons. I admit I'm a little more relaxed about letting her taste things like cake and ice cream than I was with Reaghan. Not that I'm letting her eat it every day, but a taste here and there isn't going to hurt her.
She's had an awful sleep regression this last month. She waked up every night sometime around 3-4am and cries and cries until I feed her. Currently the plan is let her fuss for 10 minutes, go in pat her back and give her her paci and walk out. Unfortunately this cycle can go on for over an hour and I usually end up feeding her because once she's fed she goes right back to sleep and even sleeps in past 8. Soooo I'm conflicted on whether to teach her that she can make it through the night without eating or give in and feed her for the sake of sleep but thereby perpetuating her wanting to eat at night. *sigh* Sometimes she doesn't nap in the morning... which is a little bit challenging because I can't put her down before 1:30 so she sleeps for Mark while I'm at work. If she doesn't nap by a certain time in the a.m. I can't put her down at all until 1:30 and she can get pretty fussy when that happens. Her afternoon naps are always long though, 2 hours minimum.
She likes to play with all of big sissy's toys. She likes to be tickled and loves peek-a-boo. She likes to watch "baby bum" on youtube. She loves bath time. She loves people and loves to smile. She has the most adorable expressions. She loves to touch people's faces. Loves to grab for anything and everything thats within her reach. Likes to watch Piper run around.
She doesn't like to sit still. She doesn't like to fall asleep if there is a lot going on because she's a little socialite. She doesn't like to be told no, like when she keeps trying to climb out of her tub seat and I make her sit still!
She's been working on crawling for the last several weeks and finally put it together on Labor Day! She'll also roll herself around to get where she wants to go. She can go from her belly to sitting all on her own. She responds to her name. She is finally riding quietly in the car now that I put her car seat in the middle close to Reaghan, she actually falls asleep now! She isn't babbling any real words or sounds yet. She basically just likes to shriek and squeal.
Reaghan is not a fan when Lilly tries to get her puzzles or put her toys in her mouth. She likes to decide what toys Lilly can play with. She is a big help to me when I ask her to "keep Lilly company" while I do a quick chore. One day this month we were out back playing and I had put Lilly in the swing,.. I walked away to get something and a few moments later heard laughing, I turned around to see Reaghan pushing Lilly in the swing and they were giggling to each other. It was precious.
She napped through a solar eclipse! Came to see sissy at VBS a couple nights and also stayed home and bonded with daddy on other nights, She no longer screams for him while I'm in the shower or at work. haha We went to Grammies first MACU volleyball game and Aunt Sara's first volleyball game of her senior year. Lilly loved both and was very vocal for both. She visited the Zoo for the first time and was a content little baby in the stroller.