Harper at 7 Months
She has seriously changed so much this month . . . maybe the most in any single month yet! She is sleeping in her own room in her crib, finally! Yes I probably waited too long to make the transition, but after a few tough nights, she finally got the hang of it and is in her crib! She also learned how to sit up by her self this month and is playing way more independently now and constantly on the move. We are working on the crawling thing, but she's still not quite there yet. Anytime something is close to her, she's reaching and grabbing and constantly wants to be holding something. I feel like she really looks way more grown up over the last month and I'm not sure how I feel about it!
This month she's really started to know who her people are and is unsure about being around strangers. She still gets so excited when I come home from work and will freak out if I leave the room or am not holding her right away. She also loves play time on her blanket and in her jumper. Her awake time during the day is becoming much more active and playful which is so fun! She's also still loving the outdoors, which can be difficult with all of the Oregon rain we're having, but we try to sneak outside anytime the rain stops. This month she also really started to notice the cats and dogs and is always wanted to pet them! They've quickly learned to keep their distance unless they are feeling extra brave!
We're working on incorporating more solid foods every week, and she's still trying to figure out holding actually solid foods and feeding herself. We tapered off on breastfeeding and she's getting more formula, but also eating solid foods at least twice a day.
Like I said, we transitioned to her crib this month. It only took 3-4 nights of restless sleep for Mom and Dad before she got the hang of it. She's definitely waking up more often during the night to get her diaper changed or get her than she was when she was in her rock and play, but overall it's going well. She typically wakes up between 6 and 7, eats and is awake for about an hour and then takes about and hour morning nap. Then she's awake most of the rest of the morning and takes her afternoon nap between 12 and 1 for anywhere from 2-3 hours. Then we start the bedtime routine about 6:30 and she's typically asleep for the night no later than 7:30. It feels good to have a routine and a schedule for both her and us. It gives us some more time in the evening to get stuff done or just have time together which is really nice.
Photos from this month . . .
First time on the swing . . .