You are seven months old today. More than half way to one year. How did we get here already?! You change and grow every day and it is amazing to watch! We enjoyed celebrating our first Mother's Day with you this month.
The biggest milestone we reached this month was TEETH! Your first two teeth came in on the bottom and boy were you miserable! It took 3 - 4 days for your first tooth to break and then the second one came in right behind it. Our usually happy baby was just so unhappy. We gave you plenty of love and even let you sleep with us for a couple of nights and we all made it through just fine!
We have been able to spend a lot more time outside this month because the weather has been so much nicer. We set up the gazebo outside and you love to play in there in your exersaucer. Mom and Mama can actually get some yard work done while you play in there. You love the grass and have already tasted it and some leaves! You just love being out in the fresh air. We can't wait to take you swimming when the lake warms up a bit more.
You got to spend 4 days with your Nana and Opa while they were on vacation this month. You had so much fun at their house. Your Nana spent lots of time teaching you how to make funny noises and you went on your first tractor ride with your Opa. You were in your glory! You also had 2 sleepovers with your Nana and Opa while Mom and Mama went scrapbooking on Friday nights. You had lots of fun spending the night and we had lots of fun getting some scrapbook pages done for you!
You have really built up a lot of strength this month and you LOVE to stand up. You will even "twinkle toe" across the floor with someone holding you. You still haven't mastered sitting yet on your own, but you seem to prefer to play on your tummy anyways. When we put you on the floor, you move all over the place to get what you want. You scoot, roll, and turn and you have also started bringing your knees right up under yourself. We don't think it will be long before you crawl.
You have really enjoyed playing with toys that make sounds this month. You love to push the buttons and listen to the songs that are played. You also really love your Sophie the Giraffe teether that your Nana bought you. It is one of your favorite things to chew on.
You have noticed the dog and cats this month and you like to pat them and pull on them. We are teaching you to be a little easier so that you don't rip out hunks of fur! You like the dogs at your Nana's house too. You also enjoy the donkeys and lambs at your Nana and Opa's farm. You love to pull on their fur and you try to put it in your mouth. You have no fear around any of the animals.
You wore 3 - 6 month clothes for some of this month and all of a sudden you have jumped into 6 - 9 month clothes. You wear Size 3 diapers. You didn't have a doctor's appointment this month to get your official stats, but we figure you are about 16.5 pounds now.
We are so proud to be your Moms and we look forward to seeing you grow and change each and every day. You bring many smiles to our faces and make us laugh a lot. You truly are the brightest part of each and every day. We love you so very much.
With all our love,
Mom and Mama