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happy 7 months, sissy bear

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One of the cutest things you do is what your daddy and I call “making snow angels.”  You flap your arms and legs and get the most excited look on your face.  It’s precious!!  It’s even funnier when you are swaddled with one arm out and you do it just with the one arm.  Definitely one of my favorite parts of getting you up from your nap. 

-  from mama’s letter to you

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What you weigh – 10 lbs. 12 oz.

What you eat – Still nursing!!  Things are going great!  Per the usual, daddy and I are a little concerned about your weight gain, but Dr. Sigler is still happy with your progress, so we’ll keep doing what we’re doing.

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How you sleep – Well, since last month we went back to swaddling you for naps.  You did really well being unswaddled for about a week, and then suddenly you started waking up early from every nap, so I started swaddling you again.  After doing a little reading, I decided that maybe you were waking early because you don’t need quite as much sleep anymore.  So, we decided to try and drop your 4th nap.  It’s a work in progress still.  Some evenings you take it and some you don’t…it just kind of depends on how cranky and tired you get.  But regardless, your naps have stretched back out, each one lasting anywhere from an hour and fifteen minutes to two hours.  At night you go down at about 8:30 and sleep until 7 or 7:30am.   We still pull you out of bed for a dreamfeed around 10:30, but you don’t really wake up for it.  The best thing is how you wake up in the morning and just lay in bed with bubba and talk to each other until daddy and I get you up.  You’re so content to just babble until we get upJ
What you wear – You’re still wearing a mix of 0-3 and 3-6 depending on what it is. Pants are all 3-6 because of your giant diaper.  Onesies are 3-6 for the most part, although you can still technically wear your 0-3.  Sweaters and dresses are definitely still 0-3.  You are our perfectly tiny girl.

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Diaper –  Bum Genius Freetime on the tightest snap.
Favorite activities – being tickled, sucking on your fingers, sitting up (!), playing with bubba, grabbing people’s faces, chewing on things, swinging

Least favorite activities: there really isn’t much you don’t like these days!  Although you still get pretty mad if we swaddle you up in the towel when you get out of the bath.  Oh, and you hate having your face cleaned.
Big moments in your fifth month of life –1st Christmas, 1st time to sit up, 1st trip to south Texas to meet the McCoys

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