Friday, June 17, 2011

7-month-old Ansley

Photo Credit: Aaron Yung Photography again! (Don't worry, family, we'll send you the link to order them as soon as they are up!) These are technically Ansley's 6 month photos, but they were taken just hours before she turned 7 months, so I am using them here. :) I love those blue-green eyes.

At 7 months old, Ansley is into everything. She is up on all fours rocking, belly crawling a foot or two, and scooting to get where she wants. She lunges for everything, and I am having to rethink baby-proofing this go-around with all of Addison's small toys. Just this week at 7 and a half months, she has gotten into a sitting position from her stomach and has been pulling up to standing. It's funny, though, she HATES rolling from her back to her tummy. She can do it; she'd just rather not, so we are just getting around to lowering her crib just in case she figures out how to put all of these skills together.

Now that she has two bottom teeth, she is experimenting more with her sounds--"da-da" "ma-ma" and "bye-bye" being her most common repetitions. She mostly likes to make "poot" noises with her mouth. She cracks herself up, and if we are in the car, she and Addison go back and forth cracking each other up! At 7.5 months, she started waving bye-bye--sometimes on command, sometimes just to practice circling her wrist.
She is still mostly nourished by breast milk 5 times a day, but we are on day 4 of sweet potatoes. I don't even want to let myself get excited about them, but she is enjoying them so far.

Her favorite songs are "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Her favorite books are "Are you ticklish?" and "Twinkle Toes." She is now taking baths with Addison, and Patrick and I are having fun tag-teaming them. She LOVES the water, and on her first trip to the pool, she was trying to come out of her float to face plant and blow bubbles.

She sleeps for 10-11 hours at night and takes 2 2-hour naps. Sometimes she will take a 3rd catnap, and some days, if we are really on the go, she'll take one LONG nap and then a short cat nap. She is a happy sweetheart, and we thank God for each day with her!

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