Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Anniston is 7 Months!

Baby Anniston,

My how time is flying by- you are growing so fast and learning new things every day.  Sometimes I feel you are growing too fast for my liking and other times I can't wait to see you grow up and develop your own personality.  These are possibly the best times of my entire life.  I love to kiss your chubby cheeks and snuggle with you.  I look forward to spending my days off playing with you and taking you shopping with me. When I come into your nursery in the morning and you smile so big at me it instantly makes every day a great day.

You are sitting up like a pro now!  You can sit up in shopping carts when we go to the store and you can sit up in restaurants when we go out to eat (which we've done quite often these last few weeks.)  You grab everything within reach.  We have to be careful at restaurants especially because you try to grab everything on the table!  You LOVE to people watch!  You are usually so content and happy when we go places because you love to watch everything around you.  You love going to Kristi's because you are entertained by the other babies there and love to watch everything they do.

You have started crawling backwards!  This really began the weekend that Daddy was at training in Tulsa.  We sent him videos of you maneuvering yourself from one end of the playmat to the other.  He was so surprised by what you had learned since he had been gone.  You can even push yourself up on all fours and "rock" back and forth.  This past week you have figured out how to go from sitting to all fours (without taking a nose dive) and from all fours to sitting back up!  It's not going to be long before we have a completely mobile Anniston on our hands!

You have developed more of a personality this last month.  You sometimes "fuss" when you don't get what you want.  If I put you down (in the playpen or exersaucer) and you want me to pick you up you will pitch a tiny little fit until I come and get you or pay you some attention.  You fuss a little louder if I walk out of the room.  When you want me to pick you up you will raise your arms up in the air.

You are eating 4 oz bottles about 6 times a day (except your bottle before bed is 6 oz).  You are eating 3 solid meals a day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  We offer you juice after dinner, but here lately you only take a little of it.  You have graduated from the infant tub to a new rubber ducky blowup tub that sits in the bath.  You sit up really well in it but sometimes you are all over the place and it takes two people to give you a bath!

You are in size 2 diapers, size 3 nighttime diapers, and mostly 6-9 month clothes.  You can wear some 12 month clothes!

Your hair is growing so fast!  It has gotten so much thicker up top and your little bald spot on the back of your head has filled back in!  Yay!

You are still taking 4, sometimes 5, naps a day.  When I'm off work, I like to lay down with you in our bed while you take your late afternoon nap.  I absolutely love the snuggle time with you!  The other day, we both napped for 3 hours!  I guess we were tired!

Most days you wake up around 5:00 am.  If you wake up earlier than that, sometimes I will put you in bed with us and you will go back to sleep for another hour or so.  This has been a life saver for us to get that extra bit of sleep in the mornings!

You are still such a happy baby!  You LOVE to smile at everyone.  Every time you giggle I think my heart melts a little more.  I cannot honestly think of a better sound than hearing you laugh.  These have been the best 7 months of my life- and it's all because of you!  Happy 7 months baby girl!


  1. 7-9 months is one of my favorite phases! They are so aware, but not destructive yet (ie- all over the place and pulling everything down). Enjoy each moment, she is beautiful!

  2. She is a doll. Hi Im Desiree vising from Kellys. My little is girl is 10 months. I love girls :) feel free to follow us!!!!

  3. Happy 7 Months Anniston! I seriously can't believe she's already 7 months...the first year flies by!


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