Sunday, February 24, 2013
Evelyn is 7 Months Old!
Our littlest Valentine just turned 7 months old. She has changed so much over the past month. She is able to easily sit up on her own for long periods of time. She still occasionally falls over, but she can sit up without assistance for a very long time. Yesterday, she was holding onto the play gym with her hands, and I let go of her and she just stood there for quite a few seconds before her legs collapsed. She is still a long way from standing on her own, though.
Evelyn is really starting to enjoy spending time on her stomach more and exploring movement on the ground. She doesn't get as much of an opportunity to have "floor time" as her brother and sister did, because she is so frequently being toted around to story times at the library and parks and other adventures. She spends a great deal of time snuggled up against me in the Ergo carrier.
She doesn't do anything close to crawling yet, but she seems more interested in figuring out how to move from one spot to another. She rolls around and spins herself in circles on her tummy, but she isn't yet to the "rocking on her hands and knees" point.
She has deliciously fat cheeks, pudgy toes, Michelin man legs, long eyelashes, dark eyebrows and a wonderful head of hair. She looks so completely different from Miles and Vivienne. In fact, all of our children have different skin tones, hair color and eye color.
Evelyn has always been a very relaxed baby, and that still continues. She rarely fusses, and when she does, it's a very mellow "Hello, mom... don't forget I'm here" kind of complaining cry (versus the colicky screams that her brother used to give us when he was a baby). In that way, she is much more like her sister from a temperament standpoint. She is easily soothed.
Evie never really had much of an issue with spit up, and these days we have retired the burp cloths because the spit up is so rare. It's nice not to have to worry about my shirts anymore.
Evelyn doesn't have any teeth yet, and we're guessing that they may be coming soon. But if having children has taught us anything, it has taught us that they will keep us guessing.
Happy 7 month birthday, beautiful brown-eyed girl!