Monday, June 27, 2011

7 months

So Audrey is 7 months.  It has been a rough month.  I almost feel like we are back to her personality a few months ago.  The good news is that she is sleeping better at night, naps are hit or miss.  But she still cries a lot and this past month it has escalated.  We just upped her reflux meds and there have been a few better days.  Shortly after her 6 month appointment she had a very bad reaction to oatmeal and so we have been slow to introduce solids.  She is doing okay with solids, eats them sometimes and won't have anything to do with them on other days.  She does like to drink water out of an open cup though!

She will not have a check up until she is 9 months old, although I am debating on taking her in sooner if she doesn't change her attitude!  I do think that she just does not appreciate us because if we take her anywhere she turns on the charm and is as happy as can be- as long as I am around.  At home it often does not matter if I am around, I will sit right beside her and entertain her and sometimes it still is not enough.   Actually she can go from screaming to giggling in a second.  Tonight she was screaming so much that Pete kept asking if she was in pain.  I took off her diaper, turned on Elmo, gave her Philleppe and she was all smiles.  Honestly.

So what is she up to?  Well since we upped the reflux meds she is back to working on crawling more.  We went to the beach last week and she did very well army crawling on their carpet.  We have hardwood laminate on our main floor so perhaps that is more trick.  She can definately army crawl but she often will not tolerate being put down so therefore she does not always get to practice!!  She loves to stand and can stand while holding onto something.  I never walk away, but really she is very steady as long as she remembers that she should not let go!  She has pulled herself up to standing many times, but somedays I think her little body is just too tired as she gets half way and just drops!!

She loves to have someone clap for her.  Her favorite toys include Philleppe the Handy Manny Screw driver, real keys, and the leapfrog table- oh and Elmo.  We also discovered that she loves puzzle pieces!  She also really enjoys playing in water and loved floating around in the baby pool when we were at the beach. 

Clothes and diapers:  Nothing really has changed here.  3 to 6 month clothing is fitting her very well with no real signs of growing out of it.  But I do sometimes put some 6 to 9 month/6 to 12 month stuff on her.  It is big, but with the fluffy butt, it works.  She is slimming out in the tummy a bit so all of her diapers still fit well, and I am evening having to tighten the waist! 

So Miss. Audrey, here's to a hopefully, calmer next month!!!

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