Eila Christine is Seven Months Old!
Diaper Size: 2-3 | Clothing Size 3-6; 6 month | Weight: approx. 17.5 lb. | Two Teeth
I'm typing this blog during one of her naps. She is beginning to have a predictable nap routine that she fell into organically. Usually about 90 minutes after the first bottle, she wants a nap. She got sick between 6-7 months with a cold, and it was the first time we have experienced any sleep disruption. That threw the whole house into a tizzy. After a few days, she got better and has returned to sleeping her 10-hour nights. We finally upgraded the Merlin's Magic Sleep Suit to the next size up.
What a fun and messy time! A couple of times per day, Eila gets "solid" food before her bottle. She enjoys most all of the options except green beans. Sometimes she is a delightful eater, many times she is an impatient eater and occasionally she is a lazy eater and falls asleep on the job. We use Gerber or Beech Nut brands. The doctor told us that around 8 months we could introduce puffs. I've also incorporated the sippy cup for her to explore at her own pace.
We've been to Illinois since her six-month milestone to enjoy the festivities at Oktoberfest and Lucas' 15-Year High School Reunion. We had a lot of fun other than our car trouble on the way home. But even that makes for a good story, right? She still sleeps through most of the 7-hour drive. We appear to be staying home this month. Grandma Pete is coming in early October to watch Eila during the work week while my parents go to Palm Dessert for the concert of a lifetime.
Our New Milestones
Things are changing rapid-fire around here. We sit up perfectly unassisted. It really only took a week or two for her to firm up her core and stop wobbling. Despite this milestone, she would prefer that you help her stand up. She loves grabbing fabrics like her curtains, silk shirts, blankets and petting them. She really would love if the pets would let her get handfuls of their fur. We find something new every day that makes her laugh. She is infatuated with Elmo and the app "Elmo Calls." She goes into yoga poses when you put her on her stomach and gets frustrated because she wants to crawl but is still figuring it out. The sweetest milestone is that she will lean or sometimes reach for the person she wants holding her and then just bury her head on their shoulder with contentment.
This month has been so much fun watching you explore the world around you. You absorb all of your surroundings with such intense concentration, but you're quick to let us know if you're bored or ready for something different. I know we have only a few weeks left of our stationary little baby. Before we know it you will be crawling and walking around. That's bittersweet for ol' mom because it is such a grand sign of independence. Thank you for bringing so much joy and knowledge to our lives every single day. We love you so much.