This is a baby-related post. Please feel free to skip if you are not comfortable reading.
With all of the "excitement" over K's trip to the hospital last week, I completely neglected her 7-month update. So here it is. I know you were on pins and needles waiting for it.
Weight & Length: She's 14 lbs. 9 oz. (up 1 lb. 5.5 oz. since her last visit). We didn't get her length at her last visit, but I know she's taller based on the way her pants are fitting.
Sleeping: Sleeping through the night didn't last long. She went back to waking up 1-2 times a night in the middle of the month. We think it was a combination of teething and a double ear infection, which she is still recovering from.
Eating: She's not consuming as much formula these days. She's only taking an average of 4 ounces each bottle, and around 20 to 22 ounces a day. However, she's eating a lot more when it comes to solids. We feed her oatmeal 2x a day and a mix of fruits and veggies 2x a day, and she eats all of it. Sometimes she even "asks" for more.
Diapers: We are still using cloth diapers at home, but daycare will only do disposable. So we are using Huggies Natural Care there, and she's in a size 2.
Clothing: She is in mostly 6 month clothes now, but I've had to break out some 6-9 (and even some 9) month items in the last week or two. :(
Personality: The older she gets, the more outgoing and vocal she becomes. The ladies at daycare joke about how loud she screams, even though she's not angry. She's just content to hear her beautiful voice. We have noticed some separation anxiety, though. It tends to happen more often with men than women. And it doesn't happen at school - possibly because she's so used to going there, which isn't a bad thing. We can definitely tell the difference between "I want my mommy or daddy" crying and other types of tears now. She's also mimicking sounds and movements we make. We are trying to get her to mimic words, too (like mama or dada), but she just laughs at us.
Milestones & Firsts: Between six and seven months, we had a few big "key" milestones and firsts in our house. K started being mobile in her sleep and sitting up on her own without support "full time." She also began standing (briefly) without support while holding herself up - usually on the couch in her room since it's about her height. She also took two steps (!) while holding onto that same couch. And we took her to the beach for the first time to have her 6-month photos taken. She loved it!