Seven Months of Annie

This past week our Annie turned seven months old!


At Annie’s most recent doctor’s appointment, she weighed 15 pounds 3 ounces (23rd percentile), measured 26 inches in length (37th percentile), and had a head circumference of 16.7 inches (46th percentile).

This past month Annie started army crawling. She doesn’t crawl all around the room yet but moves short distances frequently so that she can get toys, move closer to someone, etc. Annie does sit-ups and planks constantly and consequently, is so strong. She also does amazingly well standing on flat feet with someone holding both hands. Annie is so close to sitting on her own. She loves sitting up with someone supporting her on both sides, so she doesn’t fall over.


Annie will do short stints in the Exer-saucer and Baby Einstein jumper and enjoys it. But she prefers to be free on the ground and plays for much longer stints that way. When Annie’s in the right mood, she’ll play with toys for a half an hour at a time or longer. Olivia and Genevieve have a Little People dollhouse and a Leap Frog tea set that we keep in the living room. Annie loves playing with both toys so much.

Seemingly overnight, Annie started saying “da da” and making other baby babbling with letter sounds. One day, she wasn’t, and the next day, she was all the time. We love it so much. Annie hasn’t said anything even closely resembling mama yet. But she says dada regularly now.


I moved Annie up to size 2 diapers when we finished out our most recent box of size 1 diapers. Size wise, I could have stretched it out a little longer. But it’s nice to make that transition before you absolutely have to, and the larger capacity of the bigger diapers is really nice. Annie is still wearing her 0-3 Hanna pajamas without the feet. Otherwise, she’s in all 3-6 month clothing right now.

Annie’s eating four to six ounces of formula at a time every two or three hours during the day. Most of the time, she’ll make it eight or nine hours between feedings at night. As Annie isn’t sitting up independently, we haven’t tried regular food yet. We do short stints in the high chair, which is plenty of work for her on its own.


Annie is sleeping through the night the majority of the time. She goes down around 8 or 9 p.m. and sleeps until 6 or 7 a.m. A couple of nights a week, Annie still needs help resettling once or twice during the night. I’ve only fed her during the night a few times this past month. Annie always went right back to sleep afterward.

Generally, Annie takes one long nap or two shorter naps each day. It just depends when she gets up in the morning and what we’re doing on any particular day. Annie still does so well napping in her crib and when we’re out and about, in her car seat.

Toward the end of the month, we started transitioning Annie to sleeping in her own bedroom. You may remember me mentioning in her six-month update that I wasn’t ready to make that transition. Honestly, I’m still not. But we needed to make it happen so she’d sleep better. Initially, I put Annie in her crib with the baby lounger insert. It took her about a week to start sleeping without it and again, even better than before.


You can find all of my baby/toddler updates for all of the kids as well as general family updates and other family-related posts in the family section of the blog.

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