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Ds just is 7.5 months as well now. It's funny, everytime I think it's been the best month yet with him, it gets better. It's his personality and the things he can do now. Even today he was so grouchy, a monster really, but at the very end he gave me the funniest smile and it made up for it. He can sit for short periods on the floor by himself. I have to sit with him because when he does tip, he does a face plant. He stands well with a little help or something to grab and he's getting the standing from sitting with a little help from me. No crawling though. He still rolls all over to grab things. Diaper changing is starting to become a really tough job. I have to clear the area for any distractions or else he flips over halfway through changing. You can imagine when doing a poopy one how fun that is.

He still isn't that fond of being on his tummy so sometimes I get a good laugh when he rolls onto it and then gets angry about being that way. I laugh and tell him to roll back. He can, but he gets frusterated and won't do it. We had a good Easter. DS made an bright pink egg, and got a bright pink hand but we got a cute picture. He also sucked the ears off a small chocolate bunny. Don't get me wrong, I don't feed him sweets but it was a special occasion. No teeth to rot out yet. He loved it anyway. He was clamped on to that thing and he was not letting go. The only thing he didn't like was his cousins. They are 8 and 10. Ds is not used to children and he was afraid of them. They really wanted to be around him but he wouldn't have any of it. Believe it or not I don't have many friends with kids so it's hard to expose him to them. Have to wait for daycare I guess.

Speaking of teeth, I get that too Gayle. People are always saying his are coming in as well. There isn't a tooth in his head anywhere. All the signs they keep telling me are things he's been doing for months and nada. I just kinda go yeah maybe while I'm thinking no they are not. lol

I'd better get to bed because I'm sure he'll be up early again. He was sleeping in his own room till just about 9 in the a.m. I was waking him up some mornings! We had to move him into ours for a few days while we do a little painting around his. Now that he knows I'm in there, he's up again at 6:30-7. He'll go back to sleep but not before he hoots and hollers at me until I'm wide awake.

One quick question, has anyone noticed baby changing shape physique wise lately? Ds, probably because he's getting longer and moving more is losing some of his baby chub! He still looks healthy but definitely slimmer than before. I just noticed quite a big change in him, anyone else?

It's great to hear from you, Kkkk. I was wondering how you were after you had all those problems in your pregnancy. It sounds like your daughter is thriving - well done!

Amy seems to be getting longer as well. She was never very chubby to start with, but is getting a bit more fat on her legs now. It's funny how this is a good thing at her age, but when she's 20 years older she'll be mortified if she's got chubby thighs!

Amy has been rolling around for months, but she hasn't shown any inclination to stand or walk. She loves being on her tummy and is beginning to get her balance when seated, though I usually sit behind her or put cushions around her to prop her up. The other day I left her without support for about 5 seconds and she fell and got a small bruise on her face. I felt really bad, and the bruise is there to remind me every day to be more careful.

I actually think Amy IS teething. Mind you, I've thought that for over a month! She has small indentations on her bottom gum and is showing all those signs that people talk about. Her cousin had his first teeth at 8 months, so they probably are on their way.

My Mum has an annoying habit of stating the obvious, ie if Amy is rubbing her eyes and yawning, she says 'I think she's tired'. Then, when Amy goes to sleep, she says 'I said she was tired, didn't I?'. Yes, Mum, you did. She does the same when she has wind or is hungry at lunchtime, etc. It's only a little thing, but it drives me and my sister mad.

She also joins in whenever we are talking or singing to our babies, even if she doesn't know the words to a song. My husband caught her out the other day by deliberately singing the wrong words to a song, and would you believe it, she joined in singing the wrong words!

Amy loves other babies and children and will sit and stare in awe at them, especially the older ones. I didn't know anyone other than my sister with babies before she was born, but I went to a breast feeding support group, Baby Yoga and Bounce and Rhyme so that she could meet other babies and I could meet other Mums. I think this made settling into Nursery a lot easier for her.

Last night was the first night I didn't breast feed Amy in the night. I think it's kind of sad that the breast feeding will be coming to an end soon, but I've done my bit and she's adapted really well to formula feeds in the daytime, so I will just have to accept that she's moving on to the next stage in her development.

Talking of poo, it's fairly easy to tell when Amy is doing a poo, and I have been tempted to get a potty for her, but I think I'm going to leave it a while longer, at least til she can sit unaided.

Has anyone tried a Bumbo seat for helping their babies to sit up? I've got one and it's great. It supports babies who can't sit up by themselves by enclosing them in a cross between an armchair and a potty. It wipes clean and can be easily transported. I often put Amy on the draining board while I am working in the kitchen - she loves sitting watching me and playing with plastic spoons and utensils which are safe for her to play with.


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