Sunday, July 25, 2010

Month 7 coming to a close, 8 is just around the corner!

(Those are her great grandpa Williams' ears. Lucky her!)

Growing like a weed! Literally. Sophia is getting so big. We were at the doctor’s office this week (another cold) and she is 19lbs 12oz. I am not sure how long she is, but she is in 12 month old clothes for the most part now. We are into the stage 2 foods now and she really loves her solids. So much so that the bottle has become somewhat of a battle at every feeding. She likes almost everything that we have offered her, with the exception to peaches and spring vegetables (they slipped some spinach into those, Yuck!)

(Still has the blue eyes and looking more like Jeremy everyday!)

No teeth yet, but I still swear she is teething. (I know I have been saying that for 3 months now.) There is a lot of rolling around going on, but no signs of crawling. She still hates to be on her stomach, but now she knows that she can roll over the other way. Although if she is cranky, she will just scream for someone rather than do it herself. I am pretty sure that we are going to skip crawling and go straight to butt scooting or even walking.

(Cruisin' now with the dogs)

She loves to stand and frequently will go from laying down to standing with your assistance. Bouncing and being upside down are usually her favorite positions. Our friend, Ashley, has loaned us their walker (Thank you!) and she is really enjoying it. But I am not sure if she understands she is the one behind making it move. The walker has opened up a whole new world of exploration for her and my eyes on the need to baby proof the house. She can reach a lot more with the walker and had cleared an end table before I even realized what was happening.

(Bathtime is the best time!)

So much going on… Nightime has become a bit of a battle with her. She seems to get so busy with everything that she can’t calm herself down to go to sleep. I am certain that she has RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome). Rubbing her back and legs seems to help some, but for the most part it is a battle for at least 15-30 minutes. And it leaves mom done for the evening. The good news is that once she is down, she is a really good sleeper and will sleep through the night. (Unless we are battling a cough and snot, that is a whole other nighttime enemy.)

(Hates, hates, hates being on her tummy!)

Still a sweet soul… Sophia is a very social baby and will give just about anyone a smile that approaches her with one. Everywhere we go people stop to remark on what a cute baby she is. And I won’t pretend…I really do love it. I believe that she is going to be a child that leaves happiness wherever she goes. And with all that sweetness comes sensitivity too. I don’t think she is going to be the tough “tom-boy”. Minimal pain or being startled will elicit a flow of tears that are not easily comforted.

We are looking forward to summer wrapping up. Not just because the heat has been unbearable the past couple of weeks, but we have a couple of trips planned to see family. A short trip to TX over Labor Day to see my mom and their house on the Lake. And then Christmas with Jeremy’s family in SC. It will be exciting to introduce Sophia to all her extended family.

For now, best wishes to everyone and stay out of the heat!


At July 25, 2010 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Jenn Saylor said...

Yay - a new post! She does look like Jeremy in that one picture. Looks like everything is going well! She is getting big! Also, Hugh didn't crawl until he was past 8 will come.

At July 26, 2010 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Josalyn said...

Love the update! She's such a cutie and getting so big. I'm really bummed that you guys will be out of town for Delaney's first bday though =( Hope to see you soon! Delaney and Sophia need a play date.


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