Monday, October 6, 2008

7 months!

Julianne turned 7 months old yesterday! The last month flew by since we were gone pretty much the entire month. She started doing so many new things this month. Our girl is changing fast....here are a few of the things she is doing now:


Sitting up....everywhere, all the time. She had pretty much mastered the "tripod" position last month (holding herself up with her hands) but now she sits up alone, unassisted for long periods of time. She loves to sit up as evidenced below:


in the bathtub....


on her changing table.....




in the rocking chair.....




and on the couch watching Fox News with daddy....


And apparently she wants to sit up so bad, she can now sit up from a laying down position. I went to get her from her nap today and this is what I found:


She was quite proud of herself:




She now sits in a high chair. I started putting her in the high chair while at my parents since that is all they had for her to sit in and she loved it! She loves to bang on the tray and is very busy while she eats...it makes for a messy time as you can see:






She is not interested in bottles at all. Ever since she started eating fruits and veggies she could care less about formula. It's frustrating because I miss those peaceful times of feeding her the bottle when she would lay perfectly still and just eat. Now she wants to sit up, hold the bottle herself (but can't hold it in the right position while sitting up), look at the dog, the TV, or do anything except focus on eating. I'm struggling to get her to drink 16 ozs. a day so I hope that's enough. Every once in a while she'll be so tired and so hungry that I can get a peaceful bottle feed in like two nights ago:



She now has a new favorite thing to do:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAWnfNzkhzk


She likes to yell. I haven't got it on video yet but just about every time I leave the room she yells, she yells if I don't feed her fast enough, she yells when she is really tired....I think she yells just to hear herself yell. It cracks us up!

She is REALLY close to crawling. She's up on all fours rocking and moving her legs. If she could just figure out to move her arms...she'll be gone!

She is sleeping more than ever. It might just be catch up from our trip or maybe she is going through a growth spurt or something but she is sleeping 13-14 hours a night the past week. Along with about 4 hours in naps during the day. She's always been a good sleeper but just seems to really need it more than ever lately.

I'm cherishing every moment with this beautiful girl. It's going by so fast and I'm trying to soak up all of it. Motherhood is everything I wanted and more. I'm so blessed to be her mommy! Here's a few of the shots from her 7 month shoot we did yesterday - we hope they brighten your day!


6 comments:

Lacey said...

Jenn!
Julianne is getting so BIG (tear) where is your baby going? Quick how do I stop Reese from growing! ;)

She's beautiful

Tiffany said...

She is sooo adorable. I miss you three really bad. Check on the time that works best for us to come to Cleveland.

Randi said...

Wow! She looks so much older than she did when you guys were just here! I love the video of her blowing bubbles....what a crack up. Abbie and Drew thought that the video was pretty funny, too. I now have spit all over my monitor as they were mimicking her! What a cutie...we miss you all.

CeCe said...

She is so beautiful! Oh, and Sam does the yelling thing too. I don't know how to make him stop! I think too that he just wants to hear himself! :)

Tiffany said...

Luke came running into the kitchen last night yelling...."mom, mom, Julianne is on You Tube!!!!" I asked if they found it on your blog and they said no we were just looking and found her....they were soooo excited. They probably think she is the most famous 7 month old in the world...

Tiffany said...

Okay...so I am already doing it...calling each child by the wrong name. I thought this only happens when you get older. I meant Zach when I said Luke in the above comment.