Saturday, August 18, 2007

7 Months Old

Well, the little monkey is officially seven months old now! Here are some of the things she likes to do:

  • Crawl (lightning fast!)
  • Pull up and cruise along the furniture
  • Eat anything BUT pureed food, including avocados, bananas, grilled red bell peppers, chicken, toast, cucumbers, broccoli, ice cream and breadsticks from Olive Garden (she's her mama's girl!)
  • Chase the dogs all over the house, while yelling at the top of her lungs ("AHHH! AHHH!!! BYAHHH!!" while the poor dog just tries to find shelter anywhere she can't reach)
  • Play with her stacking rings and her counting tower, while babbling and singing to herself
  • Make 'pbbbtttttt' and 'ttthhhhhh' sounds while crawling around like a little motorboat
  • Scrunch up her nose and make piggy snorts
  • Look at the world sideways and upside down
  • Laugh at all the funny faces and noises mommy makes to amuse her during the day
  • Play Space Ranger with daddy
  • Read books and play peekaboo with mommy
  • Take baths and swim in the pool
Never fear, there are things she definitely does NOT like to do:
  • Nap longer than 30 minutes at any given time during the day
  • Sleep longer than 2.5 hours at any given time during the night
  • Sit still in her booster seat (or highchair in restaurants) longer than 15 minutes
Notice a theme? Even as I type this she is playing by herself in her crib, having just woken up from a whopping 13 minute nap! Luckily, she seems pretty content playing with Snoopy and her blanket, but still I would really appreciate a good 90 minute nap once in a while. Oh well, I guess I just have to resign myself to the notion that she is just too darn BUSY to sleep.. and I can sleep when she goes to school :) Here are some pictures I took on her 7 month birthday yesterday:




Edited to add: Okay, the very day I posted this she went down for a nap at 12:50 and didn't wake up until 2:48!! My child. She is a mystery to me...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job, Mom!!! Now this is the kind of update I like to see... :) Now, I would like to see a picture of her in her beautiful new $2.64 dress. Please?

Cathy

Amber said...

Oh my! What did you do for a whole hour and fifty eight minutes of silence in the middle of the day? I bet you were excited!!!

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