Ella is 7 Months Old!

Ella is 7 Months Old!

The months keep flying, and my babies keep growing. Soon we wont be two under two anymore! But let’s not rush it :). Today my baby girl is 7 months old, and oh how much has changed in the last month! Here are the details –

Sleeping

Ella still takes 3 naps a day, but the last one is becoming shorter and shorter since she has been sleeping a little later in the morning and may not need it much longer. She also still sleeps at night from 7-6 on average, waking up twice to eat, but we have had a few times where she hasn’t woken up until 4ish to eat and then back to sleep til 6! She goes right back to sleep after eating and I’m trying to break her of this habit. Unfortunately, she is not too fond of a pacifier or rocking. She is great at falling asleep on her own initially but doesn’t always put herself back to sleep when she wakes up. So, I am still getting little sleep ;). Since last month she has started sleeping on her tummy, which has made life a bit harder! She doesn’t sleep as soundly, but definitely will not go back to the sleepsuit because she doesn’t want to be confined. All in time… I know I will be looking back on this time next year laughing about her sleeping habits! I know this because I have a toddler, and having babies so close reminds you that everything is a phase :).

Eating

Ella still eats around 32 oz/day and is loving solids. She has oatmeal once a day and has tried a bunch of fruits and veggies; too many to list. I am yet to find a food she doesn’t like! She loves eating avocado and banana, and has tried meatball but aside from those, I’m still pretty nervous to try baby led weaning. These few months fly by and I know that by this summer she will be eating everything we are! I love watching her experience new tastes and foods.

 

Personality/Development

Ella is sitting up like a champ! She can sit for a while now and play with her brother, and loves to roll all around. She hasn’t started to crawl yet but I know she is close! She’s such a strong little girl and loves to stand on our laps. Ella is a happy baby who adores James and loves to smile. Not much makes her upset…except when we try to put her to sleep ;). She is beginning to show us her favorite toys and loves teething toys and soft books.

Height and Weight 

The last time we were at the doctor’s was when Ella was sick about two weeks ago. She weighed 17 lbs 5 oz. I’m not sure how long she is! I know she is at the top of percentiles for height though. She is wearing 9-12 month clothes, but mostly 12 month. I’ve definitely found that girl clothes are made much differently than boy clothes, and because some of the shirts are hard to get on, it takes her up a size. Plus how cute are long flowy shirts with leggings?! I’m loving girl clothes and bows.

Ella loves her family and goes with the flow. Being the second and so close to her brother probably makes her a more easy going baby, but I think it’s just her personality too. She has really come out of her shell this month! She’s babbling and uses noises and her facial expressions a lot more to show us how she feels.

She’s so lucky to have her big brother and big cousin looking out for her, and she definitely knows how to bring a smile to all of our faces.

We love you Ella!

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