Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Betsy is Seven Months

Here I go again with another very delayed monthly post for my girl.  We are just a few days away from her 8 month birthday, but first, a quick recap of month 7.


No stats this month as we don't have a pediatrician visit scheduled until around B's 9 month birthday.

Eating:  Still holding strong with milk 4 or 5 times each day (6:30, 10:00, 2:00, 5:30, 6:30).  Most weekend evenings she combines those last two feedings.  The biggest change in this category this month is that we are now eating fruits and veggies!  We started with veggies each day around 5:00, and now she is eating a veggie or a fruit twice a day (10:00 and 5:00).  So far, Betsy has had avocado, peas, carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, bananas, pears, prunes, apples, and peaches.  She usually warms up to new foods after having them 2-3 times, but she is doing great with everything we've given her so far.  I'm looking forward to re-stocking my freezer supply this weekend and adding some berries to the mix.



Sleeping: Not much new to report here.  I keep thinking Betsy will be ready to drop a nap sometime soon, but for now she seems quite content to take her 3 naps every day.  She goes down around 8:30 for the first nap, 11:30 for the second nap, and 3:00 for the third nap.  Bedtime is 7:00, and we get her up for the day around 6:30.  I am so thankful for our good sleeper.

Awake time: Betsy is still a rolling machine and loves playing on a pallet with lots of books and toys.  Sadly, we are entering the time of year where it is just too hot to go for walks in the evening after work, so our neighborhood walks are mostly limited to early mornings on the weekends.  We're still loving our front yard swing.






Highlights:  My first Mother's Day was definitely a highlight (blogged more about that here).  Starting Betsy on food has been so fun - I love the funny faces and noises she makes when she eats!  Memorial Day and our trip to the Arboretum with Katey and Caroline was a treat, and we finally made it to the Farmers Market in our neighborhood the day before Betsy's 7 month birthday, which was such a fun Saturday morning activity.  We had two families from church over for supper over Memorial Day weekend, and Betsy and Preston finally got to sport their smocked sailboat outfits for a photo op - Lindsay and I have only been planning this for the past 10 months!  Oh, and at some point this month Betsy got her second tooth!  

Mother's Day in The Woodlands for Porter's dedication 



 Naturally, Betsy and Caroline showed up in their matching flag bubbles for a Memorial Day stroll.




More morning counter pics! 



We just had to wear our new embroidered cherry top and ruffle 
bloomers from Annie for our first trip to the Farmers Market.

Hopefully back soon with a recap of our 4th of July holiday and Betsy's 8 month post!