Miss Emilia – 7 Month Update

Time for another update! Emilia is growing so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Poor baby has a pretty nasty cold right now. Stuffy, runny nose, coughing and seems like she has a sore throat. Super cranky understandably and was up for 3 hours in the middle of the night last night. Needless to say, we are ALL exhausted today but we’re pushing through!

Sleep – Still varies quite a bit. I started transitioning her from 3-2 naps since she was not taking her 3rd nap most days. Some days she does great, others she’s not as much into napping but I can count on her at least taking one decent nap a day so I’ll take it. Night also varies, she’s slept as long as 9-9.5 hours a few nights and then only 5 hours some nights but we’ve had a lot more nights with just one night feeding. Loving that! Enzo had very similar sleeping patterns and when he was closer to 9 months old, his naps and night sleep both improved greatly. So I’m hoping we’re on that same track. Being sick is definitely not helping us in the sleep department right now

Breastfeeding – Still going really well. She has taken some bottles again which has been great. But if she’s really upset or tired the bottle just won’t do!

Milestones – We are officially on the move. She’s not the fastest or most efficient crawler yet but I can imagine that by the next post, she will be all over the place. She sees something and goes straight for it. She’s still a little unstable when she sits up but getting there. She’s not much of a talker, more of an observer so no real audible sounds like “mama” or “dada” yet. Joe and I actually have a bet on which one she’ll say first. Time will tell.

Teething – Her two bottom teeth are both all the way through and no other signs of teething at this point. I thought it was interesting that she doesn’t drool at all. Enzo would soak through bibs like nobody’s business so it’s a welcome change.

Exercise – My wrist still hurts from time to time so I’m being pretty cautious and modifying exercises to not mess it up anymore. I haven’t been able to do yoga in a long time because of it and I miss it!

Food – Still mostly on the baby led weaning route. She was having some tummy issues with digesting the larger pieces of food so I’ve been mashing more foods which I put on the spoon and then she feeds herself (making a huge mess!). She won’t let me spoon feed her anyways, she’s pretty independent in that area. She’ll eat most things that I give her but she seems to really like roasted sweet potatoes, oatmeal and butternut squash. She also really likes baby food pouches so I’ve been giving her about one a day, especially ones with pears to help her tummy a bit. For me, I’m going on three months of vegan and honestly loving it. The more and more I research and learn, the more I know this is how I want to try and live and raise my kiddos. I’m hoping to write a post soon about why I started doing this and what my experience has been like so far.

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