Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baby Wilson: Patsy's 7 Month Update

Patsy is currently: 7 months old. I really cannot believe how quickly time is going by!

Weight: the last time we went to the doctor in late March, she was 16lb, 3oz... For the 2nd month in a row, she gained 2 pounds in 1 month! Momma must be doing something right. Although I'm back at work full-time, it is so nice to see her thriving and doing so well!

Height: 26.5 inches

Clothing: She is pretty much out of all of her 3-6 month outfits by now and fits into 6-9 and 6-12 month clothes. Although, some of the pants are a bit tight with her chunky little thighs.

Nicknames: Her newest nickname is "Bratsy" when she is being a brat. Now she is getting to the point where she is testing the waters on manipulation. She frequently cries if she doesn't get her way. We joke around and call it her "I'm mildly inconvenienced" cry. Don't get me wrong, she is still a really good baby so I don't want to sound like I have it really rough.... But she's still a baby. :)

Health/Diet: She's still on momma's milk and we are introducing more and more new foods. I've been apprehensive about it and have been hesitant to give her certain things to try. She's getting to be a big girl and she needs to explore her options! We don't want to have a picky eater on our hands in a few years!

Sleep: She slept through the night for the first time the other day. I woke up and was absolutely floored. I think she nurses during the night more for comfort than for nourishment, especially with how much she weighs these days. We are going to start sleep training soon. I keep saying that, but it hasn't yet happened. I'm just looking forward to getting our bed back (yes she co-sleeps with us. Yes, it is something I said I would never ever do).

Milestones: She sits up by herself for long stretches of time. She has started to get more sturdy and doesn't fall over nearly as much. Although if you take your eyes off her for a minute, that happens to be when she falls over. Not speaking from experience or anything, ahem. She also LOVES standing! I think we might have an early walker on our hands! Whenever I try to sit her down, she stretches out her legs like she wants to stand. She also has started to extend out her arms when she wants to be picked up. She is learning to communicate! We plan on starting baby sign language soon--I just need to figure out what the signs are. Anyone have any good online resources for this, please pass along.

Likes: a fresh diaper, dogs, Sophie, her exersaucer, runs in the jogging stroller

Dislikes: carrots, avocado, when mommy comes home and doesn't hold her immediately


  1. She's just too cute!!!!!!!

  2. OMG I love that pic of the two of you staring at each other. Adrobs. Also love that you call it the "I'm mildly inconvenienced" cry. Being a baby must be totes hard :)

  3. She looks very happy and healthy. Glad she is doing so well! We bought the book Baby Sign Language Basics by Monta Bryant. It comes with a cute DVD too. We (meaning I) didn't keep up with it after she started talking, but I'm hoping to revive it with #2.

  4. Thanks! I had to take another one this morning :)
    Being a baby is really hard, so I've heard