Monday, April 28, 2014

7 Month Update for the Girls

I'm about a week late on this post as the girls turned 7 months on the 21st. We had a really rough week last week, so I purposely waited to write this when I was in a better mood and had lots of nice things to say about the babies. :) Last week, Eden had an ear infection and then an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. The poor baby felt really crummy and couldn't sleep, hence Mommy and Daddy didn't sleep and felt crummy as well. Lydia was jealous her sister was getting all the attention so she was also pretty fussy and needy. The good news is everyone is feeling much better and we all still love each other!

Eden: Eden is becoming such a Daddy's girl. She gets so excited when Nate walks in the door and immediately starts screaming if he leaves the room without her. She sits up really well by herself and rolls all over the floor to get to what she wants. She prefers random pieces of paper or baby wipes she finds lying around than her toys. Hey, whatever keeps her happy. She is an early riser and pretty much wakes up every morning between 5:45 and 6:00 which is way too early for me. She gets to come to bed and snuggle with Mom until Lydia wakes up around 7:00. She also LOVES Ollie. She giggles at him and likes to reach out and "pet" him. (AKA pull his hair.)
One day, I left the room and came back and couldn't find Eden. She rolled clear across the room and hid under the swing!

Forget crawling, that's for babies! Excuse Ollie's photobomb.
Lydia: Lydia is bound and determined to crawl. She gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth and scoots along. She gets so frustrated that she can't quite do it, but she keeps trying and she'll be there soon. In the meantime, she still manages to travel all around the living room. She can also sit up, but she prefers to practice her crawling instead. She is rarely my Snuggle Bug anymore. She tries to throw herself out of my arms and pushes away my face with her chubby little hands. So sad! I'm telling you, it's all about the crawling right now. That's all she wants to do!

Gotta love the slobber chin!

Schedule: This month, the girls have been making some transitions with their schedule. They've dropped from 3 naps a day to 2 naps and from 5 feedings a day to 4. There were some bumpy days as they made the change but I have to say, I feel so free! I finally feel like we are able to go and do more things and I don't have to panic that I need to get home and feed them or put them down for a nap. Our approximate schedule is feedings at 7:00, 11:00, 3:00 and 7:00 and naps at 9:00 and 1:00 (give or take a little depending on what we have going on for the day). The only downside to the schedule is now that they've dropped their late afternoon nap, I've lost my dinner prep time. We've had to survive on cereal and pizza while I figure this new schedule out.

Sleep Differences: Lydia sleeps on her belly while Eden sleeps on her back. Eden sleeps with a binkie and Lydia doesn't. (Actually we had a binkie intervention about a month ago because they were becoming a problem. I was getting up multiple times a night to replace their binkies and I'd had enough! I took them away cold turkey. Boy, that was a dark week in our house! Then it finally clicked with Lydia and she sleeps so much better now. Eventually we couldn't deal with all the crying and gave Eden back her binkie. I do think the trial seperation was a good thing for her though because she's much better about not waking up at all hours of the night needing her binkie anymore.)  Lydia takes uninterrupted naps while Eden almost always takes a nap intermission about 45 minutes in to the nap. After some soothing from me, she goes back to sleep and finishes her nap. Eden is an early riser while Lydia prefers to sleep in. Lydia sleeps the whole night, while Eden usually wakes once a night. Overall, Lydia is a better sleeper unless something disturbs her and wakes her up. If that happens nothing really helps to soothe her and she just screams.

Food: The girls are still big fans of solid food. They definitely prefer our food than baby food. For instance if we're eating Mexican food, the girls would much rather eat beans, rice, and guacamole than their jarred food. What can I say, they're foodies. It can be a bit annoying to try to eat with them shrieking at you because you're not feeding them fast enough.
Yummy Cantaloupe

Like I sad, they love solid food!
These girls certainly keep us busy, but they keep us pretty darn happy as well. It seems they are doing new things everyday and it is a joy watching them discover the world around them. We love them so much!

First Easter egg hunt


  1. Hah! I love the caption for the Easter egg shot--not so much a hunt as an attack on the spoils! ;)
    Glad to hear folks are healthy and sleeping again. And good luck with the dinner prep thing--you'll figure it out (but may I suggest crock pot meals while you transition?).

  2. The girls are too cute! I thought this stage was hard. Its like, they want to entertain/feed themselves, but need lots of help. I know once I-Man could crawl, it created more mess for me, but was so much easier. He didn't need me for everything.