Hi friends!! I have a 7 month old… how is that possible? I swear I look at my calendar and a month just passes by so quickly. But each day truly gets better and better with our girlie. She is getting so interactive and her personality is really starting to come out which has been so much fun.
Francy’s current favorites: the DOGS (as always).. she stares at them and has started petting them.. it is really cute. She really loves sticking her tongue out, eating (she has tried over 20 foods now!), being outside, bathtime, and she has recently really started to love books. She loves to turn the pages and will sit still for quite awhile while you read to her. She also is still obsessed with her jolly jumper and loves to jump jump jump while listening to music (loud!).
Post bath smiles 🙂
She loves Riley… he is pretty blind (completely in one eye and half in the other) so he runs into her constantly… thankfully she is unphased by it).
Cheese sticks… yum! We are loosely following the baby led weaning approach with incorporating some purees and some more solid foods and allowing Francy to feed herself.. although both of my parents do NOT like to give Francy the spoon… it is messy, but it is good for her.
Mimi teaching Francy to love books at a young age. 😉
And like most kiddos, she is mesmerized by our phones. 🙂
We had our first big snowstorm in Nashville last week and I took Francy on a short little walk with the pups and she loved it.
Still using baby socks for mittens. :). LOL
Francy also took a liking to daddy’s credit card. 😉
There is nothing better than seeing your besties love on your baby. It is seriously the best feeling ever. Francy loves my besties Lissa and Rachael too. She loves girls nights. 🙂
Since we moved back to Nashville my parents have each been watching Francy one day a week (forever grateful for the help!) and we hired a nanny to help us the other 3 days a week and it has been going great so far. We have really been working to get Francy on a good nap/sleep schedule. She is taking 2 naps in her crib each day (we made the transition to the crib about a month ago and it is going well!) and sleeping from about 8ish to around 9am each day. She still gets up to nurse about 2 times each night. I am working to decrease the night feedings, but I will say, I like the extra snuggle time with my girl. I am still breastfeeding her at night and pumping around every 3-4 hours throughout the day. I thought we were slowly getting to a point of decreasing breastmilk, but Francy still loves it and my supply is still good so we will go as long as we can. I’m not putting any pressure on myself to make it a certain amount of time, but so far as of now, it is still going well for us. I’m extremely grateful for that… although I will not miss having to pump when the time comes. 🙂
Francy’s doctor in San Antonio gave me some great advice that I really appreciated. He said “You are inviting Francy into your life and family so include her, but don’t make everything all about her. You should include her in conversations, but they should not all revolve around her.” So that is what I am trying to do. Ofcourse she is our main focus, but we also have lives and other priorities too so my husband and I are trying to really do more things together and make sure we each have our own time too. That also means taking the baby couch shopping and not being so strict with her schedule that we can only leave the house at certain times… so sometimes she naps on the go. :). This works well for us at the moment and I hope we are creating a flexible/go with the flow child. We shall see!! 🙂
It has been a great last month with our sweet girl in Nashville! We have loved being back close to family and friends… now if we could just get some of that Texas weather up to Tennessee… we would be set!