Lilly 7 months

Our sweet little Lilly turned 7 months old two weeks ago. For some reason, the 7 month mark really got to me. I literally cannot believe that it has been seven months. I'm having a hard time putting my feelings into words.... Lilly brings us all so much joy. Her sisters love her and Chris and I can't get enough of her.

Lilly at 7 months:
- The week before she turned 7 months she finally began to sit on her own without support. 
- she is eating baby foods and does not like peas or peaches. 
- still nurses 4-5 times a day and rarely takes a bottle... it's just easier for me to feed her than to worry about bottles. 
- has the cutest little laugh
- her hair is growing longer and we have to put it in a ponytail daily.
- her hair is also getting lighter - she may be a blonde like her sisters! (one day)
- she rolls all over the place
- pays more attention to Bailey these days, too.
- Lilly is very content and laid back
- takes two naps a day
- she loves bath time... especially when it's with her sisters!  

- this girl loves her big sisters and gets the biggest smile on her face when she sees them.

- wears 6 month clothing and size 3 diapers

Lilly 6 months

I start every blog off the same way..... "Where has the time gone!?" It's so hard to believe that Lilly is 6 months already! I can't believe that 6 months ago the ground was covered in snow and we were blessed to live in a place that can accommodate such snowy conditions so well. Had we lived in the South on January 29, 2014, we would not have been able to make it to the hospital to have Lilly. We would have ended up in a much smaller and less baby birthing friendly hospital due to the ICE that Florida was experiencing. God sure had our move to Chicago all planned out and we were able to go to the hospital without any stress that morning of January 29th to have our sweet baby Lilly.

Six Month Stats:
Weight: 15lbs 7.5oz (42%)
Height: 26 in. (52%)
Head Circ.: 16.5 in. (48%)

Lilly at 6 months:
- sitting with very little support, but not all on her own yet. 
- found her feet and has started to play and "eat" them
- rolls front to back and back to front. 
- enjoys being outside
- loves when her sisters talk to her 
- has the sweetest smile
- her hair is long enough that it no longer stands straight up.... it makes her look like a completely different child! I put it in a ponytail more often than not, now. 

- Lilly is such a happy baby and rarely cries. If she does cry it's because she is hungry or tired
- Over the last month she has really had a hard time when we put her in her crib for naps or night time... she will cry for a while before she finally falls asleep.
- takes one morning nap that lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours and an afternoon nap for 1-2 hours. She should really take a catnap in the early evening hours, but any time I try to give her a nap she screams... so she just has a really long wake time before bed. 
- sleeps 11-12 hours every night
- is curious about everything.... 
- sleeps on her tummy most of the time
- still likes her paci
- likes bath time
- wears size 3 diapers and 6 month clothes
- exclusively breast fed 4-5 times a day... which means we are on a 3-4 hour schedule. 
- She would rather stand than practice sitting.... Every time I try to work on sitting with her she arches her back to stand. She still needs support standing, though.