Maeve turned 7 months old on the 8th of December 2017.
I FINALLY had Maeve weighed this month and she weighs a very healthy 20lbs 5oz. That is smack bang in the middle of the 91st percentile. Mummy’s little pudding for sure.
Our daily routine went to pot when Maeve had chicken pox and we still aren’t back on track. Maeve has been waking through the night a lot, depending on what night we’ve had it will effect our day.
I am no longer feeding Maeve during the night so I won’t feed her until after 6am in the morning. Up until then if she wakes in the night I just go and put her dummy in.
Maeve has her breakfast, usually porridge with fruit or toast, at around 8am. This is before we take Rosalie to preschool.
I will give Maeve another breast feed mid morning. Usually at about 9am once we’ve returned from dropping Rosalie at preschool. Sometimes she’ll fall asleep in the pram so I don’t feed her until she wakes up.
We collect Rosalie from preschool at 11.45am and usually have lunch as soon as we get home at 12pm.
Rosalie normally has a picnic lunch of snacky bits so I usually give Maeve something similar. She’ll have a sandwich, a few crisps and some fruit or yogurt.
I will then breast feed Maeve again at some point in the afternoon. When, largely depends on what we are doing. She’ll normally have a little nap in the afternoon too.
Our dinner time is usually 5.30pm. We all sit at the dining table to eat and Maeve has the same as everyone else. Last night we had chicken and pittas so she had strips of chicken with sliced pitta and vegetable chips.
Then it’s time for bath and bed. Rosalie and Maeve have a bath together and then I breastfeed Maeve before putting her down in her cot for the night around 7pm.
Maeve’s favourite toy at the moment is probably the play mat. Now she is on the move she likes to move around the mat and play with the different things. She’s happiest for the longest on there.
I don’t she likes the Jumperoo as much any more as she is stationary. I have bought her walker down and she has been in it a few times and is just getting the hang of moving herself around.
Maeve goes to bed at 7pm. Once Maeve has had her dinner. I bath her. Rosalie and Maeve now bath together on the tub. Maeve sits in her bath chair and they both play with lots of toys.
I then dry Maeve and get her dressed into her sleep suit and put her into her sleeping bag. I am using still using the Snuz 0-6 month sleeping bag in grey cloud print as I find the nappy changing flap so handy.
I feed Maeve before bed and again before I go to bed. Maeve now sleeps in her cot all night. If she wakes I don’t feed her and just keep putting her dummy back in.
Now Maeve has turned 7 months old we are well into our weaning journey.
I have started to give Maeve soft foods that she can pick up such as cheese puffs, rice cake, cream cheese sandwiches and banana.
I still breast feed Maeve as well and she has roughly 5 feeds a day. These are around 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 7pm. I am still demand feeding so if she cant be settled by anything else I will feed her.
I feed on both sides at each feed.
I am still dressing Maeve in 6-9 months clothing. She seems to have little legs as some of her 3-6 month leggings still fit her.
Maeve is in size 4+ nappies.
Dribbling – Maeve is dribbling lots. Still no teeth though!
Drinking out of her beaker – Maeve can drink really nicely out of her sippy cup.
Holding a spoon – Maeve can hold a spoon and feed herself.
Blowing Raspberries – Maeve loves to blow raspberries.
Rolling – Maeve still isn’t rolling over very much but it’s my own fault really as she isn’t left on for mat for very long as she just squawks at me the whole time.
Supporting her head – Maeve can hold her head up for longer periods.
Sitting up – Maeve can sit up but only if she is balanced. She soon tips over.
Making sounds – Maeve makes lots of noises and sounds, She mimics any noises you make. She doesn’t seem to shout as much. I’m not sure if she’s quietened down or if we’ve just got used to her!
Grabbing and picking up things – Maeve grabs hold of the hanging things on her play mat and is really starting to play with things in her hands.
7 Months old. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you little one. What you’ll look like, what you’ll like to play with. I feel like you are on the cusp of learning so much. You are going to change so much in the next few months and I’m not ready for it!