Dagny Amelia // Seven Months

Each new month that passes reminds me that it keeps getting better and better and it also blows my mind at how fast it all goes. How is my tiny nugget already 7 months old? I remember flying to the hospital like it was yesterday!

Being a parent is tough work, but it’s so rewarding. Hearing little Dagny giggle far outweighs the fussiness. As the next few months progress, I really want to find a better balance in life so I can truly enjoy the little moments. I figured by now I’d have all the pieces in place to be a well-oiled machine in this house but I’m finding that is far from the truth. Maternity leave was obviously all baby, all day long and as soon as I got back to work, I was right back into the crazy.

After bump dates and baby monthly updates for over a year now, I’m excited to finally re-launch my blog in the next few months and work towards finding the balance and structure that will allow us to truly unwind, relax, and adventure on the weekends. Stay tuned!

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Age: Seven Months

Weight: approximately 16 pounds

Height: approximately 26 inches

Sleep: Pretty much the same as last month but lately she’s been teething and very restless at night. Fingers crossed her first tooth cuts soon and she’s back to her sleepyhead self.

Clothes: Still 6 months but definitely creeping towards 9 month. I purchased another set of jammies second-hand and am ready for the graduation! I hardly used any cute 6 month clothes and the ones I did, I ended up using multiple times because they were just so cute. We should probably go out more…or I should probably buy less cute clothes knowing she basically LIVES in jammies.

Firsts: She sat up on her own for the first time and hasn’t stopped. She’s a champion sitter now and hardly wants to lay down! We’re fairly certain that she said her first word … “daddy.” We never counted “da-da” or “ma-ma” because obviously it wasn’t a conscious and intentional word on her part. However, when she said “daddy,” Nate was walking back towards her while we were camping and as soon as he got up close, she said it. It was unmistakable and we both looked at each other in surprise! Such a fun moment…and I happened to be taking pictures of her at the time which makes it all that much better. Other firsts include first foods! We’re going with “Baby Led Weaning” and simply handing her whole foods – steamed carrots, apricots, kale, bananas, cheese, shave ice (lol) and steak…yes, steak! It’s fantastic and she loves it all. We’re enjoying the carefree nature of it in that we don’t have to spoon feed her puree upon puree. I’m still nursing so BLW is an awesome way to get her acclimated to food textures and tastes. Will write more about it later! She enjoyed her first 4th of July in which she slept through the entire cul-de-sac fireworks show that happened to be right outside her bedroom window. Aunt Stephanie (my sister) came to visit for the first time and Dagny loved meeting her and going blueberry picking for the first time. Last one – first time without the Owlet sock since before we got it when she was 3 weeks old. So far, so good. Mama is still sleeping ok. Ha!

Personality: Dagny has a serious case of FOMO. She hardly sleeps at daycare and anytime guests stay over she’s all “nap, what nap?” We had a particularly rough day when Aunt Steph was visiting. I may or may not have lost my mind. Something that came and went in a blink of an eye was the funniest babbling with her bottom jaw. I called her grandma Dagny because she sounded like a grandma with her dentures pulled out! It was amazing and I soooo wish she was still doing it. Don’t blink, mamas! She loves textures and scratches everything. She’s still giggling a ton at Kate & Trudy – more than she ever does with Nate or me. It’s the absolute best sound in the world! One thing I never want to forget is how sweet she is while nursing. Granted, sometimes I want to be anywhere other than laying down nursing, but sometimes I just watch and listen. Lately she’s been flailing her arm allllll over the place, like she’s playing dodgeball. An arm a couple inches longer and my face would be punched multiple times. We’ll see if she grows out of this as she gets bigger! We’re noticing that she really likes to be independent and we’re happy to oblige.

Must Have: The Wubba Nub “puppy paci.” It took sweet Dagny SIX months to want to play with this thing and she’s hardly let it go since. She doesn’t necessarily suck it like most babies do – it’s more of a gnawing/chewing – but it makes no difference to me. She loves it and it really helps soothe her.

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