Oh My! You, my little one are 7 months old! Where does the time go? It seems like it was just yesterday that I was freaking out, sick with food poisoning and telling myself over and over again that there was no way I was going to be able to take care of you and your big sister by myself once Daddy went back to work. And here we are! We have a routine. We have bed times, naptimes, feeding times, etc. We have ventured out numerous times. We have conquered illnesses and bad days. I can carry both of you on each hip and peruse the aisles of Target, with one child on my hip screaming because she wants to walk without holding my hand or onto the cart (take a wild guess who that is!?!?!) I am so proud of the progress we have made in these last 7 months. Looking back, I can't even believe I ever felt so lost once you came. It seems rather silly.
You are becoming such a big girl. You are wearing 6-9 month clothing. You are growing like a weed. I am so thankful you are a healthy little girl. Looking at you in your crib, you take up so much more space than you use to. It doesn't take long.
You eat 4 bottles each day and they are about 8 ounces. You sometimes will leave an ounce or two in a couple bottles. You also will eat some fruits and veggies during the day. I find it harder to feed you baby food because you get so full on your bottles and you still spit up quite a bit. I hate forcing more food down your tummy that you are just going to spit up. And sometimes, you don't know when to stop eating...you just keep on opening up your mouth for more and then before I know it, out comes the food. You are a mystery!
You are sitting up better...although mommy failed BIG time last week when I let you face plant on the hard wood floors at a friends when I was reaching over to get you a toy. You, in typical Sally dramatic fashion, screamed for a while and it took a long time to get you to relax. I felt horrible! I am so glad you are ok.
You caught Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease from your sister. Not sure where she got it from, but I tried so hard to keep you two away from each other. She must have passed it onto you before we even knew she had it. It hit you worse than your sister. You had these bumps all over you and you were just plain pitiful. Thankfully, your fever only lasted a day or two and you started to clear up. It was so sad. BUT! We made it through.
You can now reach the floor in your bouncy seat, so you have found that to be great fun! You just bounce and bounce like nobody's business. I love it!
You despise it when toys are taken from you. You get so offended. It's cute, and all, but it is a glimpse into that strong personality.
You have to put up with so much love, pouncing, bull-dozing and smothering from your sister. You are a trooper. For the most part, you still smile when she comes near. ;)
Oh, Sally, we love you so. You are such a sweet and content baby. You play hard and sleep hard. I love that about you. I just love everything about you. God has blessed my life so immensely.