Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Dear Addison - 7 Months

It seems I can't keep on top of these updates, a month goes by so quickly with a baby around!

Dear Addison,

7 months in this world. It is true what they say, we can't imagine what life was like without you. We don't even want to!

This month held the privilege of tooth #2. You now have your two bottom teeth and they have sprouted up nicely. No sign of the top two yet but I'm sure they won't be far away. You quite enjoy having teeth, you use your tongue to play with them a lot and you can deliver quite a firm bite on our fingers or noses if they are presented in front of you. With teeth comes the need to brush them and you have your very own tiny pink toothbrush which you have embraced and love to have your teeth brushed then suck on the toothpaste-y goodness afterwards.

You have a couple of new 'tricks' but they are rarely replicated so I'm not sure I can quite claim them yet. You can give big open mouthed, sloppy kisses when you feel like it and they start with you grabbing our faces with your hands and bringing them towards your open mouth. Adorable but oh so slobbery.

You have a hilarious excited face where you scrunch up your nose, smile really big and snuffle quickly in and out. It is usually accompanied by flailing arms and legs. So adorable.

You are a champion at knocking down towers and you have discovered that banging two or more objects together makes noise and you do so with great gusto.

You like singing. Christmas carols and MJ have been popular and you seem to eat your food better when there is singing going on.

Food time equals fun time in your day. You enjoy your food and wolf down whatever we give you. You haven't quite mastered feeding yourself yet but you can swallow nice big chunks of stuff like peas and corn kernels. Marmite on toast is also a favourite, but it always seems to get everywhere. You also love your water bottle and can gulp down a lot of water at each meal. During the hot days and the teething days we give you an ice cube of frozen apple puree wrapped in muslin cloth and you absolutely love sucking on it until your mouth is numb and the apple has turned to pulp.

It is the beginning of Christmas season and our tree is up. You like to touch the fake branches and grab the decorations. We will enjoy this Christmas since you aren't quite mobile yet. I think next year the decorations will only be on the top half of the tree. We are going simple with presents this year, just a couple from us, one fun one and something beautiful your Daddy is making you. I think the wrapping paper will be the most fun for you on Christmas day!

You were baby-sat two nights in a row last week! Once you went to a friends while we had our Anniversary dinner and the other time your Aunty and Uncle came around and hung out while we were at a Christmas party. You were pretty good, you woke up the first night a bit scared because you weren't in your own room but you got lots of cuddles and settled back down fine. The second night Aunty and Uncle had it easy - you didn't make a peep the entire time! It was nice to get out and to know that you were in safe hands!

You have become quite attached to your comforter toy who is there when you sleep. It is a blue dog with a small blanket body called Dwight (any guesses who gave it to her?). It has been in your cot for a while just hanging in the corner above your head but we have noticed lately you have been reaching up to grab it and cuddling it while you sleep. So very cute. We might need to get you another one in case it becomes 'that toy'.

Your vocal range is increasing quite rapidly. Still no discernible noises but you have a lot to say! You babble away to yourself and try to have conversations with us.

Addison outside the church where we got married in Oamaru
 You are still a quiet observer. You take in a lot that is going on but are in no hurry to get moving or explore. You do love people though and are always ready to charm them with your smile.

We love you Addison!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely update - and a sweet girl! Happy 7 months. xx


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