Monday, November 4, 2013

{Miss Maylin} 7 Months Old

Somehow in all the kerfuffle of my new pregnancy, Halloween, and the general day-to-day busyness of life, Maylin turned 7 months old. We're over halfway to one year. I'm not believing this. I'm just not believing it. Here are some development specifics.

At 7 months old, Maylin::

~ weighs 14 lbs 0 oz
~ loves to eat solid food, so much so that she is quite demanding when it comes to eating. She will grunt, beg, scream, and verbally anticipate it the entire meal. And gets upset when it's "all gone."
~ has eaten new foods this month: banana, peaches, pears, green beans, blueberries, mango, squash, baked potato, and {gasp!} a french fry {and the world didn't end}.
~ has been introduced to sippy cups, both ones with the straw and regular. She hasn't gotten the hang of either.
~ nurses 4-5 times a day.
~ naps 3 times a day, each nap for an hour and a half.
~ loves her little "green ring." That's what she's holding in her pictures. Girl never puts it down.
~ recognizes the hand signs for "all gone," "eat," "more," and "milk." She hasn't started signing back yet.
~ traveled to El Paso, TX.
~ has developed a strong attachment to me, always wants to be held by me and cries when I'm out of sight.
~ is strong enough to crawl and will hold herself on her hands and knees while reaching for objects. She has yet to figure out how to move her hands and feet coordinately to move forward.
~ notices Deuce {our dog} and likes to reach for him to feel his fur.
~ wears diapers size 2.
~ wears clothing size 3-6 months, 6 months, a few 6-9 months {although I have to roll the sleeves}.
~ babbles and says these new sounds: "bla," "da," "tha," "ma," "ba." However, she doesn't make any one sound intentionally; for example she may babble "da da da da" or "ma ma ma ma" but has made no connection that those are our names. No sound/meaning connections.
~ has developed a sense of object permanence. For example, when I hide her passy behind my back or behind an object, she reaches for the place she saw me put it. The "out of sight, out of mind" thinking is gone.

You are the light and joy of our lives, little miss. We love you so!


  1. Adorable! Love reading the updates on Miss Maylin.

  2. She is so fun to write about! And I've loved being able to look back over the months and see how much she's developed. Eventually I'm going to have to take the time to copy it all down in her baby book...