Wednesday, March 16, 2011

7 Months with Ruth


Ruth,

Momma has been slacking so this is a few days overdue, but you are now 7 months old! You have mastered sitting up on your own, and have figured out how to fall forward on to your hands and get your feet behind you, sometimes you just sit like that and rock, while watching Britt as if you are about to take off after him. I suppose one of these days you just might.

For two months now your teeth have been here one day and gone the next. I can't always see them, but I can usually feel them. We started you on baby food this month. At first you weren't sure what to do with the Rice cereal but in no time, you were sucking it off the spoon and now you are getting more and more down. You liked the Rice cereal alright, and you liked it even better when we started adding prune juice to it. You don't seem to care for the oatmeal or carrots as much though. Today, Daddy tried some squash for you, and you seemed to like it pretty well. We've also been trying to give you a sippy cup some, and for the most part you let it all run out of your mouth, it'll just take some more practice for you to get the hang of it. As soon as I collect a few more jars, I'm going to start making your food like I did for Britt.

Since starting on baby food you sleep through the night every night from about 11 till we wake you up between 7 and 8 to feed you. It has been such a relief to get a little more sleep out of you, especially since Britt is waking up all hours of the night now. You really don't have much of a routine, and that's Momma's fault. Each day looks so very different, and every weekend we seem to be traveling somewhere, but you don't appear any worse for wear. You are still content to go and do whatever, whenever as long as you are held alot and getting plenty of attention, once again a real relief since anything out of the ordinary seems to upset Britt's routine these days.

You haven't been quiet as talkative over the last few months, but I think it's because you appear to be concentrating on figuring out how to move around. Once last week you even managed to move both of your hands as if to crawl before you lost your balance and down you fell again on your stomach.

You still are a very smiley child, laughing most at Britt, but you seem to prefer Julia to all of your cousins. You and her seem to have some understanding, that leaves me and your Aunt Heather a little worried what mischief the two of you will be getting into in a couple of years. Momma and Daddy love you very much, and hope you retain that sunny disposition.

Love,
Momma

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