Dear Bennett Grace,
Baby girl, what a difference a month makes! Sunday you were 7 months old. You have literally grown before our eyes this month. You seem to pick up a new thing every day and we cant believe you much you have learned.
-You want to grab and hold anything in your reach. we have to clear a six foot radius around you and you still manage to get into things you aren't supposed to.
-You easily go from the sitting position down to a laying position by putting your hands on the floor in front of you and walking your hands forward down to the floor.
-You are trying hard to crawl but you are not they yet so for now you rock and lunge back and forth on all fours.
-If you can't can't get to something by reaching, rocking and scooting, you flop onto your tummy or back and roll to get there.
-You still like to roll the hard way over your arm when it would be so much easier to just tuck your arm under. It cracks us up how determined you are to do it "the hard way".
-You are eating more and more solids. Now you generally eat fruit with your oat cereal in the morning and two veggies and sometimes more cereal or a fruit at night. So far you have tried apples, pears, peaches, banana, avocado, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, sweet peas and green beans. You have probably tried a few other things too because your Papa D is constantly getting busted trying to give you bites of things you aren't supposed to eat.
-You started trying a learner sippy cup this month with water and a little bit of apple juice for a treat here and there and you love it! We have started mixing less juice so that you will start to enjoy water by itself too.
- You are VERY ticklish. When you get excited you giggle so loud!
- You love to play games. You have started to play peep eye covering your own face when we change your diapers and it is so cute.
-You learned to play patty cake at the beginning of this month and every time you clap your hands together you have the biggest smile.
-Recently you have started to wave bye-bye but you hold your hand backwards and bye-bye yourself. It is so cute!
-You love to talk talk talk. You talk to your toys and everything and everyone around you. Your babbling is starting to sound more like "real words". Your latest sound is da-da-da-da and your daddy is convinced that you are trying to say daddy :)
- You are still pretty true to size- wearing mostly 6 to 9 month clothes and you are still wearing Size 2 Pampers.
-You recently went from eating 7 oz 4 times a day to eating 6 oz 4 times a day.
- You usually nap twice a day and if you are really tired sometimes you take another mini nap too.
-After your six month check up your doctor told us to start putting you in your crib awake instead of rocking you to sleep first. You would cry at first but now you just turn over and go right to sleep.
- Lately when you wake up in the morning you start talking to yourself and playing in your crib. When daddy or Gigi brings you in to see mommy when she is getting ready she says "good morning angel" and you give the biggest smile. You love to help mommy get ready in the morning by playing with her makeup :)
-You met your great grandfather "Grandy" this month and have seen him a few times since then. He says you are the prettiest baby he has ever seen!
-You also had your first Halloween this month and mommy made you a hot pink bath loofa costume. You looked so funny.
-we also had our first family photo session outside and you loved playing in the leaves.
Mommy and daddy can't wait to enjoy the holiday season with you. Last year we talked about how thankful we were to have you here for our next holidays and now you are here. It has been so amazing watching you grow the past 7 months. You are such a sweet baby girl and we just love you so much.
Mommy and Daddy.