Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Let me just overload you with some cuteness. Audrey has been getting REALLY fun lately. She has so much personality and energy. Last Friday she turned 7 months old! Every single month we marvel at how quickly it's passing.
She's sweet and cuddly right after naps. She eats a TON of food. We recently increased the amount of solids we give her and it has been helping so much in the last few days. It's not like we were underfeeding her, but she apparently wasn't getting full enough to sleep for very long. Since she started having finger foods in addition to purees at every meal, she has been taking just two looong naps a day. Just like one of those babies I've been reading about in books! :) I'm hoping it's a pattern that sticks.
I can make Audrey laugh just by widening my eyes at her. We stare into each others eyes and laugh about the silliest things. She has also been experimenting with shrieking... which is cute when she's doing it for fun, and alarming when she's upset (and babies can go from fun to upset really quickly... I think she overwhelms herself sometimes). We have a play date tomorrow and I'm hoping she doesn't get in a screamy mood.
I feel like we've become pretty good friends. We understand each other, most of the time. She's even started listening to me on occasion (or so it seems) when I ask her to come back to me or not to knock something over. She also gets quiet and seems a little excited when I ask her if she wants to eat. She also got VERY excited when Robert came home today. She wanted to go to him and hug for a long time!
She crawls, she climbs, she edges around furniture, and I get the feeling she'd be up and running everywhere if she could only figure it out. This evening before bed she kicked her legs for about 5 minutes straight. This girl has ENERGY. She knows how to wear us out!
We have so much to look forward to in the upcoming month! Audrey is going to get 3 visits from her grandparents. Hooray for good baby stuff! We've been enjoying being a family of 3 lately.