Thursday, July 29, 2010

Catching Up - 7 Months

We took O to the doctor last week to get a couple of vaccinations. She cried but we gave her the crinkly paper off the exam table to play with and she stopped. That stuff is like magic. I need a roll for at home! She now weighs 16 lbs 12 oz! She is growing like crazy.

I posted a little while back about O and her yoga poses. She has gotten really good at them. No, I mean REALLY good! She goes from cobra to plank to downward facing dog. She has figured out how to alternately move her legs, but she hasn't figured out the arms yet. Any day now she is going to take off. I was so hoping that she would crawl before our vacation was over. I really want to be the first one to see that. If the sitter sees her crawl first, I will be SO SAD.

Orlaith has a great appetite. She is now eating solids four times a day. She nurses or has breast milk in a bottle six times a day (sometimes more). The first feeding of the day is around 5 or 6 AM and she falls right back asleep. The next four feedings are followed up by solids. In the morning, she has yogurt and fruit mixed with rice cereal. The next three feedings are fruit and veggies. I try to give her 4 different things, one for each feeding. I also try to make sure she is getting a variety of colors with at least one green veggie per day. I mix rice cereal into everything. She started off with solids just 3x per day, and 1 ounce per feeding. Now we are up to 4x per day and 2 ounces per feeding (plus the rice cereal). She loves every single veggie she has tried. Her favorites are beets, carrots, squash and zucchini. She tolerates most fruit, but doesn't devour it the same way as the vegetables. She hates peaches and watermelon. The watermelon she actually projectile spit out. That was fun! I think that bananas (fresh and mashed up) and pears are her favorite fruits so far. I really enjoy making her food and letting her try new things. It is always an adventure!

Today was my first day back to work from vacation. It was so hard to leave O. I got so used to having her with me all day. I actually teared up. I guess life must go on though...

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