I can’t believe how fast time is going by. I want to freeze time but I know I can’t.
At 7 months, Lily has 2 bottom teeth, is crawling, wants to walk, loves the water, loves books and can now flip pages by herself, eats all sorts of organic homemade food and only breast feeds 2-3 times a day, she sleeps almost through the entire night (goes to bed at 8pm, wakes once during the night and wakes up at 7am.), she is smiling more and more every day and baby talks a lot also!
She is such an amazing baby and we can’t imagine our lives without her.
We love you Lily.
HAPPY 7 MONTHS!!!
Here is Lily at the beach yesterday. Lily wears a hoodie by Old Navy.
Will I remember how much you love to look at the palm tree that stands outside our bedroom window and watch the leaves blow in the wind?
Will I remember how feisty you are getting now at your 6.5 months of age?
Will I remember that smile you now give me that shows me you finally really know who I am and that you love me?
Will I remember that you still don’t really care much for the moon but you love the water?
Will I remember that I hum you to sleep and your dad sings to you instead?
Will I remember that ever since you were born, when I breast feed you, you close your hand into a fist and place it between my breasts?
Will I remember how much we love to lie in our bed in the afternoons when it’s hot and cuddle/play?
Will I remember that I wake up countless times in the middle of the night to check up on you even though you sleep in the crib right next to us?
Will I remember how much I love to watch you sleep?
Will I remember how dark your hair was when you were born and now it’s almost blond?
Will I remember that you first liked avocado and then not all?
Will I remember that you want to be everywhere we are?
Will I remember that you strongly dislike to wear shoes and you will rub your heels together until they are off?
Will I remember that as little as you are, you have a BIG and strong personality?
Will I remember that you come to the computer every time you want to watch Elmo and India Arie sing the ABC’s?
Will I remember that every time you cup my face with your tiny hands I want to cry?
Will I remember that no matter how many toys you have around you, you want what I have in my hands?
Will I remember that from the time you were born every time we would put you on your stomach you would get frustrated trying to crawl and now that you can crawl you get frustrated because you want to walk?
Will I remember that when we go to the park you are fascinated by the bigger kids chasing the pigeons and I can see in your face you can’t wait to do the same?
Will I remember how much your dad and I wished for you and now here you are?
Here is our Lily with that “look”. Lily wears a dress by babyGap.
We have now tried the bottle with formula twice and both times were unsuccessful.
I got the Born Free bottles and Bright Beginnings organic milk based formula and it was a NO go! I don’t think it was so much the taste of the formula because she actually drank some of it, I think it’s the fact that she doesn’t know what to do with the silicone nipple. The same thing happened when we tried several pacifiers because my nipples needed a break.
The minute the silicone nipple goes in her mouth, her tongue rolls all around it, pushes against it, she just doesn’t know what to do with it. After minutes of me being persistent, she starts getting mad from frustration.
Now, some may argue that this is happening because we are only now trying to introduce the bottle to her however, we tried the pacifiers when she was only days old and the same thing happened. She just doesn’t like the silicone nipple! Can I blame her? The minute she was born, she was put on my breast and she latched on right away. My nipples are all she knows.
In a way I wish it was the formula she didn’t care for because her not liking the nipple means that it is pointless for me to pump. And therefore I am limited to how long I can stay away from her.
So in the meanwhile we will just breastfeed. Breastfeeding has gotten much easier now that we got through the first month. And since I am now a full time mom, I have all the time in the world to breastfeed. 🙂