Mila’s 7 Months & Time is Flying!

February 22, 2012.

 

 

Mila’s got pig-tails! Mila has always had a lot of hair and now it’s long enough to pull up!

 

 

 

 

By 7 months, Mila has started her fifth letter sound.

M: “mmm” turned into “ma”, then “mom” back at 4 and 5 months.

B: “ba-ba” and “bee”. Dad’s been trying to get her to say “binky”

D: “dah”, “da” and “da-da” finally came just before turning 7-months. Dan didn’t believe that Mila had said this previously and when he finally heard it (coming from the back seat of the car while we were driving) he grinned from ear to ear!

K: “Kkkeee”, “keekee”. The second was said in response to me continually saying “kit-ty” while pointing to the cats – Mila loves the kitties.

And at 7 months, 1 week, Mila’s started the “t” sound – “titi” or “tee-tee” has been most often heard.

Watching “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”
before heading out to grandma’s.
February 16, 2011.

Mila has begun to mix all of her new sounds and usually she cries “mama, mummm” when she’s upset and laughs “dada” when she’s happy. I’m not sure how to take it, but I’ll take it. Maybe she sees me as the comforter. Or maybe I’m just a sucker and always come running.

Mila loves to stand and has never liked to be confined. She was only swaddled in the hospital, (which she usually kicked apart) and when she came home, she spent maybe two weeks in zip-up swaddles before she’d had enough. Now that it’s cold out, we have been putting a coat on her and she doesn’t care for it at all. She wants to be free – no socks, no shoes, no coats, nothing!

Mila has taken a trip to grandma and great-grandma’s this month. She has shared her binky and her puff treats with grandma. She’s such a good girl.

Mila has developed a neck (so long rash!) and has begun to whine. She definitely takes after her daddy. By mid-7-months, she has started to squeal consistently…for fun.

We’ve lowered Mila’s crib. It was a sad day of realizing that she’s getting bigger.

Mila tends to wake up in the morning, cry a bit, then occupy herself by playing with her stuffed animals. She’ll find her binky half-way through the night and stick it back in her mouth.

Statistics: coming soon

Outdated Advice & Baby Myths

Let’s break up these “lessons” a bit with a little article posted today on Yahoo’s Shine.

14 Most Outdated Pieces of Baby Advice

Much of yesterday’s baby wisdom has been proven untrue today. We checked in with Parents advisor Ari Brown, M.D., author of Baby 411, to get the scoop on why these old-school parenting facts have become fiction.

By Amanda First

Myth: Infants need to be bathed every day.
The truth: Babies don’t get stinky from sweat the way adults do, so they only need a bath every two or three days (except following a major diaper explosion!). If it’s part of your wind-down routine, a daily bath is perfectly okay too–just moisturize afterwards.

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