Monday, December 12, 2011

Lillian Grace: 7 Months Old

Life with a seven month old is so interesting, I mean that seriously.  Lillian is developing so much every day and it is so interesting to watch that development.  She continues to improve her sitting and crawling and she is now very close to going from a side lying to sitting position on her own, which means she almost has abs of steel.  She continues to love, love, love Mrs. Whiskers and she can distinctively recognize the jingle of her collar and will stop what she is doing and look to see where Kitty is and sometimes she will even crawl super-fast to visit her.

Eating has been an adventure this month with the bug, she still indulgently loves her breastmilk, but with the introduction of solid foods in to her routine, she has been a little too full for normal milk intake.  We are navigating that path and trying to find the perfect balance.  Sweet Potatoes mixed with squash and avocado are still her go to solids, although I plan to whip up a batch or two of some bananas, parsnips and applesauce to try over the next few weeks.    I have found some great resources for making homemade baby food and I love to see the vitamin and mineral count of the different vegetables and fruits, it has helped me to pick the best solids to pack a powerful punch.  Although, we love our gal’s petite statue and ability to wear clothes over and over again, we want to make sure that she is a lean mean growing machine. 
Lilly is really getting in to the holiday spirit, which I will document with a separate post later this week, for now Lilly and I are off to grade exams and to celebrate the end of the semester.  No school for a whole month for the 2 of us, hip-hip-hooray!