Friday, March 14, 2014

7 Months with Baby E

This post is a couple of weeks late, but better late than never. I have to say that this past month has really flown by. I think that the craziness of life during the past month is part of why time has flown. During the last month I really felt the struggle between being a good mom and a good daughter for the first time in Baby E's short life.

Happy baby!
Baby E is doing really well and seems to be developing more every day. I don't have her height/weight stats, but it feels like she has grown a ton. Lunging her around in the car seat has really become a chore. I find myself leaving it in the car much more often now.

This month she also started sitting in her stroller like a big girl and sitting in high chairs when we go out to eat. We don't eat out often, but when we do she seems to like looking around and being a part of the meal. It is also nice to not have to hold her the whole time we are eating. She has never loved hanging out in her car seat, so this created some challenges.

Baby E is still working on the becoming mobile thing. She pushes herself up onto her hands and knees and will scoot backwards, but doesn't really do it purposefully yet. Her tummy is still not her favorite place to be and that doesn't help her crawling. She likes to pull herself down from sitting and then complain she is on her tummy. I really want her to crawl, because it is a really important developmental step and it helps with coordination, but I think she may just stand up and walk. Both my husband and I did least we didn't name her Grace.

Now what?
 My little girl also got her first Valentine from a boy this month. I am still not sure if I think it is sweet or scary to have valentines in the baby room at daycare. If she is already getting hit on, we are going to be in trouble when she gets older.


While it was unexpected, my parents and my sister were in town for a little over a week. Once we knew my Dad was going to be okay, it was nice to spend some time together as a family. They loved hanging out with Baby E and Baby E loved all the attention. 

Introducing solid food has gone pretty well. She has eaten too many things to list, but her favorites at this point are zucchini and sweet potatoes. Baby E has gotten better at eating things and doesn't choke or gag very often. There are still some nights that she doesn't want anything to do with food, but for the most part she enjoys eating with us.

I am not so sure about this!
I have been feeling overwhelmed a lot this month. It probably has to do with everything else that was going on, and I am hoping it gets better not that things have settled down. I did complete my first half marathon since having Baby E on her 7 month birthday and that felt good. There is just not enough time in the day most days for everything I would like to do. 

I think that is all for this month. The 8 month update will be coming soon enough.