Thursday, August 19, 2010

7 Months Old

Emma Claire is growing like a weed and is now 7 months old.  I cannot believe how fast time flies and she continues to do so well.  Right now she is:
  • Talking more and more
  • Laughs at the funny faces or things you do
  • Has almost mastered completely rolling over all by herself
  • Will sit up by herself for about 5 seconds
  • Really tries to stand up from a sitting position for a few seconds
  • Will grab at toys in front of her and then try to move them to the other hand
  • Started to suck her thumb
  • Starting to know/realize different people...might be slightly attached to the ones she is comfortable with already
  • Loves to take good naps during the day; about two 2~3 hour naps
  • Sleeps from 9:30 to 6 AM
  • Takes five 130~135 cc bottles in a 24 hour period
  • Starting to try and hold her bottle
  • LOVES her 'fufu' (pacifier)
  • Still loves her swing and bouncer; now enjoying her jump-a-roo about 15 minutes each day
  • Wearing size 1 diaper; will move up to size 2 after we use up all of the size 1
  • Wearing  3 to 6 month clothes; moving up to 6 to 9 month clothes for the fall/winter
  • Weight: 10 lbs 12 1/2 ounces
  • Length: 24 inches long
  • Head Circumference: 15 1/2 inches 
 Pic of her cute shoes...y'all know I'm a sucker for some shoes!

That is all I can think of at this time.  She really changes almost on a daily basis and definitely keeps us busy.  She is pretty content most of the time, but definitely rather have a person around to interact with her.  
We go back to the pediatrician in September to find out about starting her on rice cereal.  Her pediatrician wanted to get her closer to 4 months adjusted age and I am completely on board with that idea as well.  I think she will take to eating like a champ. 

We go on Friday to Vanderbilt to have a hearing screen follow up at the request of the State of TN.  She passed her one in the hospital, but they require another one.  That is pretty much it for us.  I'll be traveling to LA for a day and a half towards the end of August and this weekend my brother, sister-in-law and niece are coming for a visit, so I'm sure I will have lots of pictures to post come Monday. 

This is her in action in her jump-a-roo...


  1. Do you need a travel partner? We could have so much fun in LA!

  2. come on...i kinda wish i was there a tad bit longer just to sight see, may be another trip...i can always use a travel buddy....:)

  3. OMG! I love pictures in her jump- a -roo! You can tell she is taking it all in. So happy she is doing so well. They grow up way to fast!

  4. She is too cute! I had a great time at the reunion! I wish we had talked more in the NICU too! I was around the corner by the windows, so we were somewhat isolated! I am so glad we are home with our babies! Emma Claire looks great! Talk to you soon! :)