Dear Vera: 7 Month BabyBy Dawn Sailors In Dear Vera
I had a brief moment of panic when I typed the title of this post. How is my sweet little baby girl already seven months old? I always imagined what you would be like at six months, but never thought about beyond. It just hit me that you are not a helpless baby anymore. You’re turning into a mover and a shaker, and I’m not sure I’m ready!
You can roll back and forth now (I could hardly keep you in one place for this photo!) and are just starting to think about crawling. I think that may take you a little while yet though. This month we started giving you some soft solid foods and you are loving it. You still make a mess every time you eat, but you also have a new habit of slapping your tray when you’re ready for your next bite. It’s your own little way of communicating, I guess.
You also are showing us your love of music, whether it is one of us singing to you, or a commercial with music on the television. Almost any song gets your undivided attention and quiets you instantly when you’re upset. Sometimes you softly make little sounds along to the tune. I love it.
Maybe my favorite thing from the past month though, is your new favorite toy, the bouncer. You can spend an hour in there laughing and jumping up and down. You think it’s the best thing ever, and I love seeing you so happy! Your dad thinks he’s priming you for a future as an all-star high-jumper. Hahaha… Maybe so.
Probably the biggest physical change this month is the overnight appearance of two little teeth. Your bottom two middle teeth have come in at exactly the same time, and just today we noticed a third making its way in too. This has caused you to sleep worse than usual and you’ve been a little fussy during the day. Hopefully it doesn’t last too long. It kills me to see my usually cheery baby crying in pain.
Yesterday we took our first family photos, and I am excited to see them. I am so happy that we’ll always be able to look at them and remember you at this age, so happy and pretty (even with a shirt covered in drool)!
I love you so much!