Saturday, April 23, 2011

7 Months

Ruby is delightful.  I am so lucky.  She handles everything with equanimity.  She sleeps like a champ. She is a great eater.  She plays and smiles with just about everyone.

She crawls almost expertly now, along with sitting up by herself and standing up hanging on to something.

 She has a couple of tricks that she does to make us laugh.  She gives us a squinty grin and she cocks her head to the side.  She'll do it as long as we laugh.

Sleeping is what she does best.  We put her down at 7 or 8pm, and she doesn't wake up until at least 9 am.  Sometimes at 10.  She takes at least 2 naps a day, sometimes 3.  I am so so so grateful for this.

She loves eating solids.  She'll tolerate the vegetables and proteins and eat the whole jar.  When it comes to fruit, she downs it in a flash.  She would probably kill someone for applesauce.  She doesn't like chewing pieces of real food yet, but we'll keep trying.

I can't fill her up with milk.  She eats SO MUCH.  She cries when her bottle is empty--after having 10 ounces!  I cannot keep up with her!  The solids are helping, but I swear.  I spend a lot of time pumping, but it's still not enough.

Her absolute favorite thing in the world is the bath.  She is obsessed with it.  I plop her down and she sits up and splashes.  She loves holding her hand under the faucet in the stream of water.  She kicks like crazy when I put her in her mesh bath chair.  I can't wait to get her some bath toys, because I'm pretty sure she is going to freak out.

She is still obsessed with Kyle. She lights up when he comes into the room, and if he doesn't immediately start playing with her, she very loudly protests.

She loves when we sing.  I can get her to stop crying almost every time with a chorus of "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam" or "I Know You and You Know Me."

I can't wait for her to learn new tricks and grow even cuter.

1 comment:

Katy said...

:( i miss my rubindrinath