Our Maple Tree

Keeping up with The Maples

7 Months

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I feel like Ada has changed and learned so much this past month. It is getting harder and harder to see that snuggly, little newborn that we brought home. Instead, I am seeing a beautiful little toddler! It brings tears to my eyes to think about how fast time is going and to see how much Ada is changing. But I am also so very happy and proud of these changes.

At her last doctor appointment, she weighed in at 17lbs and measured 27 inches long! She is in the 80 percentile in height! If she continues on this course, she will be so much taller than Randy and I! But she still has itty, bitty feet! She can still wear a lot of her newborn socks and shoes! IMG_6179

She can sit up completely unassisted now but has shown no interest in tummy time, rolling over or early signs of crawling. She also sits all by herself in a shopping cart now! A big change since she has always been in her stroller or car seat in the grocery store. She has just started to bounce in her Jump-a-Roo; before, she would just sit in it. It is like she has finally discovered her legs and what they can do. 🙂 So the Jump-a-Roo is a whole new toy and she loves it!

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She has definitely really started to grab everything in her reach! But she isn’t as aggressive as some babies at this age. For instance, when I wear a necklace, instead of grabbing it and starting to pull on it; she very gingerly takes her finger to touch it. And she looks up at me like, is this ok? It is so sweet! But when I give her the ok, she goes to town with it! Not sure how long this will last, but it is adorable to watch her “ask” for permission.

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Ada has shown a great interest in toys, books, and stuffed animals. She especially loves throwing everything. But her favorite game still is peek-a-boo with her blanket. She has started laughing and squealing in delight every time one of us carries her up the stairs and the other is walking behind. She just looks down at who ever is walking behind and just laughs! So we have made that into a nightly game now after dinner.

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She still eats so very well. Loves to eat! That’s my girl! She loves eating any kind of fruit and is doing well with her veggies. Sometimes she has to try them a time or two, but ends up loving them. She has started eating pureed chicken. I make a chicken, sweet potato, and apple puree and she can’t get enough of it! I can not wait to introduce her to watermelon this summer!

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She is still teething like mad, but no teeth yet! They are taking forever to show. She sometimes just screams, out of nowhere, with her hand in her mouth. Poor thing! I hope they show up soon. All this work with nothing to show for it just makes me feel bad for her.

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Ada has always been a chatterbox, but she has been exploring with new sounds this past month. Like, dada dada, mama mama, and key key. I don’t think she realizes she is saying mama and dada, but it makes my heart melt every time she says mama. 🙂

Happy 7 months Ada! You are an absolute delight and we love you darling!

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