Time has been flying by and I am way behind on my blog. But I couldn’t let myself miss out on Miss Danielle turning 7 months old. Time sure flies. The even harder thing to believe is what a grown up little person Maddie has become. But that is for many other blog posts!
Sweet D is the happiest, silliest little girl. She lights up when Maddie is around, cracks up at everything and smiles with her whole face! I just love her to pieces and can’t get enough of her little snuggles.
She has started to get upset when I am not around. She made this abundantly clear at my mom’s house last weekend when family wanted to hold her and she would scream until I was holding her. And she has started reaching for me, too. It’s cute and sad and laughable all at the same time.
It’s happened…..our tiniest peanut is on the move. For a few weeks, she has gotten on her knees and elbows and rocked like crazy. We knew it was just a matter of time, but the other day, she decided she was ready to take off. She uses her feet and does a version of an army crawl and goes for it. I have seen her go across the living room for a toy. It’s not very fast, but it won’t be long before she is dashing around the house.
Here’s a video of her getting ready to move. She did a lot of rocking for a while until she started to figure it out.
When she was rolling around and working on crawling, she curled herself right up in a blanket. I couldn’t stop giggling at her.
Yesterday we had a learning curve while she was all over the living room. She kept bumping her head on things because she would wiggle into a strange place and get stuck. She whacked her head on the couch a couple times, bonked her face on the hardwood (she must have thought it was soft like the carpet) and almost got herself stuck under the trampoline. Life is about to get crazy!
And you probably saw from the first picture that she is getting much better as sitting up on her own. She will still topple over, but she is getting stronger and more coordinated every day.
Dannie has started holding her bottle a little bit. She can’t hold it very long, but she’s showing interest at least.
We’ve been giving Dannie solid food for about a month now. She is not all that impressed by it. She really wants to do it herself or just suck the food off her hands. But she is getting better every day. I think she is really going to like puffs and foods she can grab and eat by herself. She made it apparent that I need to start vacuuming more often because she keeps trying to eat tiny specks on the floor.
We took Dannie’s pacifier away a few weeks ago. I stopped nursing, started bottles, started solid food and started making her nap in bed and cry herself to sleep. We thought we would give her an extra week with her pacifier with all the other transitions going on. One day in her crib, she proved to me how badly she liked it and I knew it was time to take it away. She went to sleep just sobbing. When she finally fell asleep, she only slept a short time. Then she woke up to find a pacifier I didn’t know was hiding in her bed, stuck it in her mouth and went back to bed. That’s when I decided she was done. I won’t tell anyone when to take a pacifier away from their kids, but I don’t like being attached to it and making sure it is always around or the world ends. So with only a couple rough days in there, she was done and we haven’t looked back.
When Dannie was learning to cry it out in her bed, I had to take a picture of the baby monitor. She was crying so hard, but was laying down. She was really trying to go to sleep. Thankfully she figured it out pretty quickly and goes down for naps and bedtime without too much fuss.
Dannie loves her sister. Those two just giggle at each other all the time. I think Maddie’s favorite pastime might be making Dannie laugh.
A couple days after she turned 6 months old, Dannie got a pretty high temp. I think 104.7 was the highest it got. One night she was so lethargic. She kept falling asleep on the floor mid-play. Poor baby. She was in good spirits when she was awake, but spent most of her days sleeping. Thankfully it only lasted a couple days.
Dannie is still putting everything in her mouth. She grabs anything and goes for it, (power cords being a new favorite to scamper for) and she has started to grab my face and lick me. It’s cute….but quite wet.
Maddie’s favorite thing to do when we ask her where she wants to go, is to go to the zoo. Dannie has been spending more of her day awake, so she has gotten to enjoy the sights at the zoo. She LOVED the fish!
Happy 7 months sweet peanut!
Here are Dannie’s previous monthly posts: