Lucky Number Seven!


Sweetcakes Janie is seven months old today!

She’s got three little pearly whites, and the sweetest little toothy grin. I think tooth number four will make it’s debut any day now.

We haven’t had too much success with solid foods yet. I try to get her to eat a few bites every night but she isn’t a big fan (PLEASE let that change!!!) She has tried green beans, peas, sweet potatoes, and squash. I had hoped to cut out one nursing session by now, but it hasn’t really happened yet. I plan to offer her solids two times a day now, with the hope of replacing two nursing sessions by eight months, but we’ll see how that goes.

She isn’t quite crawling yet, but there is no stopping her from getting where she wants to go either by scooting or rolling. I think she will just wake up one day soon and start crawling on all fours; she’s that close. Just yesterday, she brought herself from her tummy to sitting position for the first time. Also, she seems to have a knack for imitating speech. I am crossing my fingers that it is a sign that she won’t have the same communication issues that Megan has, but I’m not putting too much weight into, as it’s too soon to tell.

I know this will send the “perfect baby” facade crashing right down, but nighttimes are kinda rough around here. Jane wakes up several times throughout the night and either I have to nurse her back to sleep, or Adam has to rock her. I am sure I did something along the way that has inhibited her ability to self-soothe, but I have no plans of having her “cry it out” any time soon. Jane’s disposition is just so sweet and pleasant, I feel cruel “making” her cry when she doesn’t really need to. Sure, it makes us tired, and sure I wish I would have allowed her more opportunities to self-soothe in the past, but it’s a small price to pay.

Not sure what else to report. She really is just the brightest light in our life. Anyone (and I mean ANYONE) who meets Jane comments on how happy and sweet she is. Having such an awesome baby is really, well, awesome.

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  1. I hear you on the non-sleeping. I also am not a fan of crying it out. I’m a rabid non-fan, actually. When it gets to be too much, I liked the book “The no-cry Sleep Solution” the best. My kids didn’t sleep through the night till they were one, and my last one is nearly 2 and is finally sleeping all night long regularly. (I think she has a digestive issue or allergy that makes her uncomfortable at night though.) Janie sure is a cutie pie!

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