Lucky Number Seven

7 m onths

At seven months old, Miss Ivalee:

  • blows raspberries almost constantly. And when she’s not doing that, she loves to “chew” on her tongue.
  • jumps. Lots. I’m pretty sure she learned that one from her cousin, Nathan!
  • sings with Layna. Layna sings to her and she smiles and sings right back.
  • scoots all over the place. You can’t keep this girl down! We had a picnic at lunch yesterday and she found her way to the grass several times and turned and smiled at us with fistfuls of pine needles.
  • is really really grateful for the sun staying out a little later at night. Well, she might not care so much, but her daddy and I are ecstatic! πŸ™‚
  • loves to drink water out of a straw. She’s learning. She likes the straw more than she likes a sippy cup.
  • sits up unassisted almost all the time now. She only topples over when she gets distracted and forgets to focus.
  • can almost sit up from lying down without using her arms. That child’s core muscles must be solid, cause she is really maneuvering quite well, it seems. I can’t even do that!!
  • is starting to separate hemispheres. It’s like she only just realized she has two hands and that they can do separate things at the same time. I fully expect her to be patting her head and rubbing her tummy simultaneously any day now.
  • is just lovely. And growing more lovely by the day. We are so happy to have her in the family.

familyShe is just what we needed. A fantastic addition to a pretty great relationship. I love my family.

(photo credit. Thanks, Matt!)

6 responses to “Lucky Number Seven

  1. These photos are GREAT!! There have got to be more, I wanna see!!! πŸ™‚

  2. I just want to squeeze her.

  3. Great update! Great photos too!

    P.S.We all love it staying light longer too=)

  4. I really think she will grow up to be someone very special. I barely know you all, but there is something in her little face that I don’t see very often. x

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