This is a little late getting up, I took forever to get pictures this month since we were out of town on her actual 7 month birthday. It is crazy looking back on the previous months and see how much she has grown and changed. She used to be so tiny!!! These kids grow way to fast! This past month Zoe has gotten to go on her first vacation, and had a few other milestones.
Nicknames:Little Z, Z, Zoe Bear, Bear, Cheeks, Lovey, Little Miss, Booger Butt, Monkey, Zo-Zo
Loves: You are still chewing and sucking on anything and everything that you can put in your mouth. This month you have discovered the art of trying to pull up on things. You are still pretty wobbly, but gaining strength! Your favorite toys are your VTech walker, your apple with the worm that pops up, stacking cups and your shapes box.
Hates: You are not a fan of sitting in your car seat for long periods of time, you like to be out and seeing the world! Diaper changes have become increasingly hard, as you tend to be super wiggly and want to be anywhere but on that changing table. It sort of makes me a little sad, as one of your favorite places used to be that table. You would lay there forever babbling things and giggling to me.
Milestones: The biggest change this month was discovered a day before you turned 7 months, your first tooth!!!! And a few days later we noticed a second one popping up. They were the bottom middle two. You are sitting up unassisted much more sturdy these days. You have learned to climb up on me and items around the house, though you are pretty wobbly with that still. You are really close to sitting up from the laying down position without my help. You also started to go from a sitting to a laying position much more purposefully.
Clothing: For clothes you have a few 3-6 month pieces that you still fit in to, most of your stuff is 6 month or 6-9 months. You are starting to get too tall for most things that are less than 9 months.
Feeding/Sleeping: We are on the same schedule this month as last month with your feedings and naps. While we were on vacation earlier this month, we pushed back your bedtime a little to prepare for when I return to the office full time. I hate the thought of only getting to see you a few awaken hours each day, so I had to add some more time! As far as solids go, you have tried so many! Sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, peas, green beans, pineapple, pears, apples, blueberries, bananas, mangos. You pretty much eat anything that we put in front of you. Except, sometimes you refuse green beans. Honestly, I wasn’t a fan of them until I was an adult and even now they have to be prepared right for me to eat them. So I can’t blame you there!
Looks: Your eyes and hair have stayed the same color this past month.
Things I want to remember from this month…
Your laugh has gotten harder and louder. There have been a few times when you have thrown your head back in a deep belly laugh, and the is the best sound in the entire world!!!
You have started giving deliberate hugs. Often times while I am carrying you in to your room for sleep, you squeeze me a little tighter and lay your head on my shoulder. It is the sweetest thing ever.
On your Vtech walker, there is a barn door that you can open and close. Anytime we open it, you immediately have to close it. You can’t stand to have it opened. It has been quite the fun game for daddy and I!
I will never forget how much fun you had riding in the wagon at the beach. You were all kinds of smiles and I really enjoyed our walks each night with it.
We have been doing a lot of playing on the floor on a blanket these days. We just sit down together with a few toys spread around and have lots of fun.
How most of your communication is babbles and growls. The growls seriously crack me up!
Watching you try to crawl has been so cute. I know that you want to do it, you just haven’t figure out that you need to be up on all fours to do so. You lay there in a superman position with your arms stretched out and your legs stretched and off the ground a little and scoot and make all kinds of noises. I know it is just a matter of time before you take off!