Friday, December 16, 2016

Leni- 7 Months

Changed over to 12 month clothing this month.  I don't know if I'm trying to slow time down, but it made me super sad to bring out these clothes for her!  I can't believe how fast she is growing.

Everybody got a cold earlier in the month.  Leni woke up the first night she got sick in the middle of the night.  We had no idea what to do because Charlie had never woken up, haha!  We ended up giving her a little bit of milk and some medicine and she went right back to sleep.  Other than that, Leni is a healthy baby girl.

This month, I stayed constant at pumping 3 times a day.  I was pumping about 19 ounces a day.  At the very end of the month, I decided I was ready to call it quits!  I'll be working on weaning next month, yay yay yay!!

Leni takes 4 bottles/day: 3- 7 ounce bottles and the last bottle has 8 ounces.  We are still using Similac Supplementation.  Most days I'm happy with it but others I'm wondering if I need to switch because she still spits up a lot.  If it's not drool, it's spit-up soaking bib after bib.

Still working on solid foods.  Leni doesn't love texture yet.  Although, we have had some fun with yogurt bites.  Leni is getting much better a picking things up herself so she is able to self-feed.

This month was the biggest game changer for us.  The fussy evening time is gone for good.  WAH-Freaking-Hooo!  Leni has also stopped crying before naps as well.  She will occasionally let out a cry as soon as we lay her down for a nap, but she is quiet by the time get down the stairs.  Most of the time, she is our happy little girl.

Super great month for sleep.  Besides, the one time mentioned above waking up, Leni is asleep every night by 7:15/7:30 and then I get her up at 7:30am.  Most mornings she is still sleeping.  Earlier in the month, she was waking up around 6 and talking to herself.  This has stopped most mornings.  Leni takes 3 naps a day: 9:30 and 1:00.  Both are 2 hours and the cat nap is anywhere from 5:15-5:30 to 6:00.

Leni likes about everything.  She likes her play-mat, sitting up and playing with toys, jump-a-roo, books, anything involving her sister, and sitting in the high-chair.

Leni loves her alone time to play, but when she is ready for attention, she lets you know.  In the evening she likes to be in the same room as everybody.  She also dislikes a dirty diaper (yay, maybe this means this one will be easy to potty train!).

Starting to feed herself and sitting up for long periods of time

Other Thoughts
This month was so much fun!  It was amazing to sit Leni down with toys and have her be content.  So different from Charlie girl who was always on the move.  We loved to have our happy-smiley Leni back full time.  Leni also took lots of trips this month to Columbus and Athens.  Both trips she was the best little baby and enjoyed being held by everybody.

I cannot get enough of watching Charlie and Leni together.  Seeing sibling love is probably the greatest thing as a mother.  Charlie brings pure joy to Leni.  And Charlie is the best big sister and will play with her in the evenings to keep her occupied.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

So sweet! She's doing so well and so stinkin cute!! Yay for weaning!