I love writing these letters to you every month, I hope one day when you're old enough you can read them back and know how much we love you. I love watching you grow, I cannot believe I gave birth to you 7 months today it still feels like only yesterday that I was going in to the hospital to be induced. Not knowing what you were going to look like, whether you would have hair or not, thinking in the back of my mind would I have the instant mother daughter bond? Of course I did, and love you more every day if that's even possible. I love being able to stay at home(for the time being) and watching you grow, doing something new every day, watching you crawl for the first time, feeding you solids for the first time and watching you sleep. It's such an amazing thing. Before having you I was always wondering how I would be with you, how would I hold you? I'd never held a baby before holding you. I wasn't the mother type. But like they say, it does come natural!
This month I have probably seen the most difference in growth. You have always been a big baby but as the months went by you didn't seem like that big baby you were when you were born. You are still in some 3-6 month clothes now and 6-9 are slightly big on you. You have long legs and I think you will be an athlete or model. You do so many more expressions I didn't think that was even possible! You make me laugh every day. You have two teeth and I didn't even notice the second one come in! I thought you only had the one! You had one peeping through since around 3 months old but it didn't come through until this past month. Then a week or so after the other one was there! I'm sure you'll get many more now and you've actually been pretty good with this whole teething thing!
Sleeping wise you are getting so much better! You tend to sleep right through for 6 to 8 hours which I can't really complain about! You still wake for a feed around 5 or 6 and I nurse you back to sleep. You then wake around 8 or 9. Today you snored louder than your dad whilst napping! We couldn't stop giggling.
You love to crawl backwards and crawl into corners and play with your toys. Every time you fall over you cry, we try and laugh to stop you from crying but the tears just build up.
We are looking forward to spending our first Christmas together this year with you as a family. I know you won't be able to appreciate it this year however I'm sure you'll love playing with the boxes and wrapping paper. I'm also looking forward to making you a mini Christmas dinner and sitting in your highchair with us at the dinner table. I can't believe than in 5 months you will one! That reminds me I must start planning your birthday party - well in my mind for now.
I look forward to watching you grow even more in the next few months before I go back to work. You are now drinking milk and water from a neck grip bottle which I cannot thank enough as we were having trouble before now with normal bottles. You wouldn't take any milk at all! I am still nursing you and you have toast for breakfast with some bananas. You also love strawberries and eat organic carrot sticks. I look forward to making you some more homemade food over the next few months.
You make my heart melt every day and I wouldn't change it for the world. I love being a mum...Your mum!
-All my Love!