Monday, May 23, 2016

Kate: 7 Months Old!

SEVEN MONTHS! It doesn't even seem possible. Something about being more than halfway through the first year always seems bittersweet and even more so this second time around. 

I always heard that time flies at a much faster pace with the second baby and it's so very true. I'm trying to soak up all of the moments as much as possible because. 

We don't go back to the pediatrician until July for a 9 month checkup, but when I hopped on the scale with Kate, it seems that she's weighing in at right over 14 pounds. Still petite but just perfect! She's still wearing size 1 diapers and mostly 3-6 month clothes. She is taking 2-3 naps a day and is sleeping through the night most of the time. Some nights she wakes up 2-3 hours after going to bed, which is always right around the time we are ready for sleep ourselves. 

Seven months is a magical age. I felt the same way with Will, too. I don't know what happens but it just seems like the days run smoother, sleep is more consistent and I just feel more confident! 

The big milestone for Miss Kate this month is entering the big world of FOOD! She loves it, which is no surprise to us. She was more than ready and has honestly loved everything that we've given her. Her first food was avocado, just like her brother! She's since had zucchini, apples, green beans, mango, sweet potatoes and cauliflower. I've been doing a new food every 2-3 days so that I can watch for any reactions and see how she does with them. Cauliflower seemed to be a little harsh on her stomach so we are holding off on that for now, even though she loved it. I'm in the kitchen all the time, so it's easy for me to make all of her baby food- and I love doing it. I steam, then puree and sometimes add a little olive oil and pinch of sea salt, depending on the food. 

Just in the past week or so, Kate has been propping up on her hands when she plays. The sign of a growing girl ready to move! Her little face is always so proud when she does it. She isn't quite sitting up on her own yet, but we know that she is very close! 

She's making new noises every day and the way she communicates with us is the cutest. She has started waiting for us to mimic her noises and smiles so big when we do. 

Kate went for her first official ride in the BOB this month and she LOVED it. She took a nice snooze and seemed to enjoy the new view. That stroller is such a featherweight with a tiny baby in it compared to an almost 3 year old toddler! I can't wait to start squeezing in some runs.

We celebrated Mark's birthday on May 5th and had a party the following weekend with close family and friends. We love birthdays in this house! 

This little girls LOVES to kick. She was crazy in my belly and I think it's so funny to watch her on the outside move just how she did on the inside. She kicks so hard when she's excited and makes the funniest sounds and faces. She still loves her baths and doesn't even mind the water over her head. Will loves to help with bathtime and especially loves to help wash her hair, which he lovingly calls "her fur". That kid is hilarious. 

EVERYTHING is in the mouth these days and I'm feeling the urge to already baby proof the house (again). Month 7 also brought Kate's two bottom teeth! One popping up first and the second one right behind it. They didn't seem to bother her too much and those two little bottom teeth are the cutest. 

We can't forget the official song of Summer that plays during our nightly dance parties before bath time. She just loves Justin Timberlake and lights up when I play his new song. A sweet little girl after my own heart. 

We love you so much, baby girl! Happy 7 months, Princess Kate! 


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