Tuesday, August 5, 2014

jude, 7 months

age: 7 months

weight: 17+ pounds

length: 27 inches

clothing size: 6-9 month is ideal.

nicknames: jude bug, judabaga, jude girl, and sweet girl. i find myself calling her sweet girl a lot in public because she is often mistaken for a boy. which i don't know how i feel about this. i am not mad when people make the mistake, but i really haven't been able to either let it go or find a smooth way of telling the well-meaning waiter/barista/stranger.

health: she is in 60th percentile for weight, 77th percentile for height, and 88th percentile for head circumfrence. baby got some brains! no wonder rolling over was so hard for her!

sleep: freaking sleep regression. i feel that all the parents of children who don't sleep through the night wished this upon us. she has recently taken to waking up 1-2 times per night screaming. we try to avoid feeding her, but it is the only thing that seems to console her so i end up nursing her in the middle of the night, feeling resentful that all those parents put a hoax on my otherwise angelic sleeper. 

diet: we opened the solid food gates and this kiddo is loving eating. so far she has made a few faces, but overall she enjoys sitting in her big chair, waiting for the next bite of fruits or veggies. the meat baby food, which the pediatrician said is necessary for exclusively breastfed babies, isn't as bad as i expected but i am not about to dig into it anytime soon. 

baby gear love: our deuter backpack. since we have moved near the river, brandon has been putting her in this and getting out of the house daily. she loves to bop along on his back and she usually babbles the whole way, meanwhile her little spiky hair glistens in the evening sun. it is pretty magical.

loves: water in all forms, including baths, lakes, rivers, and drinking glasses; patting people on the face or chest when they hold her; and eating fruits. her auntie jordyn gave her chocolate (a first!) ice cream (also a first!) on her 7 month birthday. i think they will be sweet-loving friends for life! 

dislikes: having to chew (O cereals or yogurt bits), having to let go of things she is inevitably going to use to hurt herself or others, and having her stroller hit from behind with a kickball.

milestones: she sits up unassisted for long stretches of time. although she can't quite get from sitting to laying without a major "bonk" she doesn't seem to mind having a new position from which to enjoy her world! 

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