Finnley Joan: 7 months.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Finnley at seven months old:

You are officially crawling! Which has also led to you being up to sit up all by yourself.

This new skill has led to you getting into things you shouldn't so we've had to start shutting doors and keeping a close eye on you. Kennedy is actually a pretty good helper when it comes to this, so that's been nice!

You also pulled yourself to standing for the first time.

You have been much more interested in eating table food, but when I try to give you the purees you don't want anything to do with them. You only want to eat what we're eating! Which works well since they've recently updated the infant feeding guidelines regarding allergenic foods.

You've been sick a couple of times recently, which I've learned just comes with having a toddler (AKA Kennedy Lou) around, so I guess your immune system will be nice and strong!

You've enjoyed going swimming with friends lately too! We just sit in the baby pool and you splash around like crazy.

Now that you're sitting up, bath time with your big sister has become more of a regular thing and you and Kennedy both have a blast with that. 😊

You are so fun and sweet. We just can't get enough of you!

Finnley Joan: 6 months.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Finnley is seven months old today, so I've got to hurry and post her six month picture and update before I post the seven month one! 

Finnley Joan at 6 months old:

You've figured out how to army crawl! Baby proofing here we come.

You do this really funny little dinosaur screech noise when you're excited and what's even more funny about this is that we all start doing it back to you and pretty soon we all sound like a little dinosaur pack. Haha! :)

At your 6 month check-up you weighed 15 pounds, which puts you in the 29% for your weight. You're 24.6 inches long which puts you in the 13% for your length and your head circumference is 16.5 inches which puts you in the 36%.

So far you've had some broccoli, carrots, applesauce, avocado, tomato, banana, peach, watermelon, cantaloupe, beef roast, shredded chicken and little apple/broccoli puffs. You love to sit at the table with us for meals and start to fuss when you want more food. But I get it, I get impatient when I'm hungry too. ;) 

You can kinda sit up on your own, but often times you start to tip over to the side so we're working on that. 

You're definitely starting to recognize your name because when any of us say Finnley or Finn you turn to see who's talking to you, which is pretty neat and cute!

I haven't been using the solly baby wrap with you as much since you were starting to arch your back and/or try to turn around and see what was going on around you, so I've started using my ergobaby instead and it has been so nice to have a carrier that works for us!

You are still such a happy-go-lucky baby. Maybe that's just what happens when you're not the first child in a family, but it seriously has been amazing at how "go with the flow" you are. As long as you're well fed and rested you're happy to tag along anywhere.

I sure hope these next 6 months slow down a little bit because I adore the lovable, squishy and happy little baby that you are and I sometimes wish you could stay this way for forever!