About Me

Hi! I'm Abby. My husband, Carl, and I are happily married since October 2007. Our little family of 2 (well, 3 if you count Chief, the dog) added one more in October 2011 when we welcomed Audrey Elizabeth, our first child into the world. Our life was forever changed. And to add to the joy and excitement, we added another daughter, Clara Marie, in May 2014. I wanted to create this blog originally to document all the milestones throughout my pregnancy with Audrey so we could remember that special time in our lives. And now I get to write all about Audrey and Clara and our life with these amazing "Larson Ladies", which is so much more fun!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Audrey is 7 Months Old!

As usual, I took about a million pictures of Audrey in her 7 month outfit.  The problem... I can never decide which one(s) is(are) my favorite.  Here are my favorites from this month:

What a happy little girl.  Carl was making her laugh in the last several photos.  I love that smile.  She is so much fun!

Weight:  17 lbs 4 oz with clothes on (50th percentile)
Length:  27.5 inches (80th percentile)
Clothes:  She's wearing size 9 months (6-9 mos) and some 12 months (9-12 mos) clothes too
Diaper:  Size 3
Food:  I nursed Audrey for the last time on Tuesday morning, May 8th.  We had a stock of breastmilk in the freezer, so she still received at least 4 oz of breastmilk everyday up until the her 7 month birthday.  It was such a great experience for me to nurse Audrey, and I'm so glad I was able to do it for as long as I did.  Now, as of 7 months, Audrey gets bottles of formula along with cereal, fruits, and vegetables.  We're pretty much on the same schedule as she was at 6 months.  However, we have started giving Audrey a 7oz formula bottle at dinner time before her veggies and fruit+cereal.  Then, she does not get a bottle right before bedtime.  That's been working really well, and I think we are going to continue that.
Sleep:  Audrey has been sleeping really well through the night this past month.  She hasn't really even been up in the middle of the night at all, except for maybe a couple times.  She prefers sleeping on her stomach still.  Lately she'll get her feet up under her so that she sleeps with her butt in the air.  Audrey still isn't napping much during the day.  She may nap about an hour to an hour and a half total during the day, sometimes in hour increments but most of the time it's a half hour or 45 minutes at a time.

As you can see from this month's pictures, Audrey is sitting up all by herself!  

All month, Audrey has been working on crawling.  Around April 27th, she started getting up on her hands and knees and started showing a lot of interest in crawling.  Then a short time after that, she would get up on her hands and knees and then start rocking, then just within this past week, she started scooting.  Even though she wasn't officially crawling, she was getting places!  She has really been focusing on lifting her hand off the ground and reaching forward.  She would fall forward because she hadn't put together how to use her hands and legs together to crawl.  As of yesterday, May 18th, Audrey is crawling!  I dropped her off at daycare and had a feeling it was going to happen soon.  Sure enough, Carl and his parents were with Audrey before I got home from work and they confirmed that she had put it together and was officially crawling a couple "steps" at a time.  Today, she is getting further and further and faster. I think we're in big trouble now that she's mobile.  I'd better get to babyproofing this house!  Here are a couple videos -

Check out Audrey holding her bottle:

Audrey has learned how to blow food out of her mouth as she's eating.  It makes for a funny and very interesting dinnertime!  And then when she decides she's done eating, she'll just press her lips together or spit out the food.  We'll even get her to start laughing, but she'll smile with her lips closed.  She's so funny.  Here she is in her highchair:

Audrey still loves her daily baths.  We thought she splashed a lot before.  Holy cow.  She is quite the splasher!  After Carl gets done giving her a bath, he is soaked.  It's pretty funny.  Audrey thinks it's pretty funny, too.

Audrey is currently taking antibiotics to treat her first ear infection.  It's quite a process trying to give her the antibiotic, that's for sure!  She had a double ear infection with a bad diaper rash and a fever on top of that (we think from a viral infection).  Wow.  Quite a lot for a little girl.  But she hasn't really let it all bother her... she is still our happy little girl.  In the pictures of her holding her bottle, you can kinda tell she had a fever of around 100.5ish.

I know I say it every month... but I really can't believe that Audrey is 7 months old!  These past 7 months have been the best.  We love you, Audrey Bear!