This blog is going to be for a step by step guide to my child's developmental milestones. I have a girl, please note that girls typically develop speech milestones faster, especially since her mommy is a pediatric speech therapist, whereas boys typically develop physical milestone faster. It can be used as a guide for other families, but please keep in mind that all children develop at different rates and should you have any concerns about where your child should be, you should speak to your pediatrician or schedule an appointment with a therapist in our office
Her 7th month...
She is changing sooo fast. She got her second tooth the day she turned 6 months(also the first day of her 7th month), we didn't even know it was there. She was chewing my finger and I said to my husband "I think she has another tooth." He said, "no way." Sure enough it was another tooth. Some of her friends who are 4 months older than her don't have any teeth...or hair, they are jealous. She gets her hair pulled by other babies a good bit.
Speaking of other babies, she is obsessed with kids, she will practically loose her head trying to locate where they are when she hears them. They entertain her so much. So she still hasn't gotten over her smoker's hack from last month, so we took her back to the doctor, well, because she was keeping us up at night. Doctor said she had an ear infection, left ear. Provided us with her first antibiotics. She HATES it. We also started giving her yogurt because of the side effects of the antibiotic. She did not initially like yogurt, but now we can get her to eat anything if it contains yogurt. I now call oatmeal, yoatmeal, and rice, yice because she only eats it with yogurt in it. I have to say the turning point with her eating was actually finding when she was hungry and believe it or not it was carrots. The girl ate almost a half container of carrots everytime we gave it to her. She apprears to go through food jags, now she likes yogurt. She also eats puffs and the veggie meltable things. She can't pick them up yet, so you have to put them in her mouth, but boy does she try. She just hasn't mastered the art of opening her hand back up to release the food in her mouth. She now gets food 4 times a day in addition to her 4 bottles.
She sits up unsupported for longer amounts of time. She is pushing herself onto her knees and rocking...so close to crawling. If you put your hand on her feet she pushes trying to get at toys, objects, and the cat (poor cat). She loves to stand up, or jump...with help of course. You can hold both of her hands and she will take a step here and there. I brought her to the office the other day for her "check up", no really Erin Harkins, one of our physical therapists, asked for her on a Friday and I was done for the day. So she came and played with Erin, Marion Wilm, one of our occupational therapists, and Barbara Hartshorn, one of the other speech therapists, for an hour or so. She showed off all of her abilities and everyone was very impressed with her abilities. She was tellling everyone about her blah blah blah's which is her most recent "talking". She was manipulating toys from hand to hand. She was rolling over. She stared at herself in the mirrors.
While we were on vacation with my husband's family she went from lying on her back to rolling on her belly to somehow kneeling all by herself. Was I dreaming this..that seems so crazy, but she was doing it when I looked over while cooking dinner.
I almost forgot...she waves now. She hasn't quite got it fully mastered but when someone waves she smiles and picks her arm up and wiggles her fingers to wave back. It is so cute. She waves at the cat and her toys when playing too!