Sadie is 7 months old today! I can't believe it.
We've fallen into a pretty good routine with the girls now. It's about time, huh? The bad news is that I can't really be out of the house past 5:30pm or it throws us way off and it turns into a bad night for all of us. I have to feed Sadie her dinner by 5:30 then nurse her around 6. If it's bath night for her then she gets her bath after she's fed then I get her dressed for bed, read a book and put her down. As soon as she's down, it's time to get Maddie ready for bed. I'm continuing to give the girls baths on opposite nights. Some nights they both need a bath so I'll get Maddie washed, then let her play in the tub while I give Sadie her bath. This gives Maddie enough time to play and gives me something productive to do while she's playing :)
Sadie's has tried a pretty wide variety of foods now. Not as much as Maddie had by this age, but Sadie's different...Sadie has more of a gag reflex so I've been cautious on giving her anything that isn't pureed. She did have some of those baby puffs (and LOVED them) and last night I have her really small bites of flounder. She did fine with both without choking so that's good! So far her favorite foods are pears (pureed with oatmeal or in the mesh bag feeder thing) and pureed sweet potatoes mixed with oatmeal and apple juice. YUM! I'm planning on mixing up some different foods for her to try soon.
Sadie has been quite the active little girl. She loves to sit up now and plays for long periods of time. However, if she notices something she wants to get her hands (and mouth) on, she'll topple over and start squirming to try to get to it. She wiggles her body from side to side, then pulls her knees up (to the side), goes up on her toes and pushes forward. She's making progress, but moving at a VERY slow pace. I'm happy with that! I'm in no hurry for her to get mobile. The girls already keep me busy enough without having two of them to keep track of!
Sadie is absolutely in love with her big sister. When she hears Maddie's voice she stops whatever she's doing and looks for her. When Maddie laughs, Sadie giggles right along. They are so sweet to watch together. I only hope I can help foster the love between them and keep them from getting into any major fights as they grow up. Maddie has shown some aggression toward Sadie over the past week. She pushed her over when we were all in the playroom one day. Then another day Maddie picked up one of her (super cute) cowboy boots and started hitting Sadie with it! I was so mad! Since that she hasn't done anything mean to Sadie so I'm hoping she was just checking to see what she could get away with and when she didn't get away with it she's giving up.
This week Sadie experienced the kiddie pool for the first time. I think she would've liked it if the water had been a little warmer. I'm sure by late summer the two girls will be having a great time "swimming" together! I can't wait!! Speaking of swimming...I need to get the girls on a trip to the beach before Sadie starts crawling. I'd much rather go when I know one of them will be sitting still :) It'll be fun when Eric's home in May and we can take both girls swimming and to the beach without me being responsible for both of them!
Well, both girls are down for afternoon naps (Yay!!) so I'm going to catch up on a little laundry and cleaning (boo!!).