Month Seven

Seven months old sounds so big! I am pretty sure this marks the turning point that she is no longer an infant.. please tell me I am wrong!!


Month seven began with quality time with Lollie, kicking off a beautiful fall and discovering the extent to Avera’s mobility.



Just under 15 lbs, our little miss is getting taller and thinning out as she doesn’t slow down; and believe it or not she is getting some hair on that cute bald head!

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The month of October was a girls only month. It was so sweet to see Avera light up when she saw Daddy on FaceTime.

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We spent a wonderful day picking apples with friends.






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Lollie and I picked up this washer tub at the market and filled it with toys and balls. It was my saving grace while it contained her, allowed her to practice pulling up and kept her entertained. Past tense being very important there as she learned in just a few weeks to climb right out 🙁

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We officially have a chatter box!

Solids continue to be the enemy.

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We took a week to visit our friends in Japan. Traveling alone was an adventure in itself, but she was a champ as usual and made things a smooth as possible for Mama.

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While there, we found some Avie-sized swings and she loved it!

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She also attended her first play and was an exceptional audience member.


She’s also loving fall as much as all the PSL-lovin-chunky-scarf-boot-wearing girls.

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Along with her mobility, she has learned to love the playground. We have so much fun climbing, swinging and sliding!

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My favorite thing she does right now is closing her eyes and making the cutest face in preparation of the [loud] door shutting in the car. Then when I come back around to get her out she is waiting with a gigantic grin!

The water obsession is still going strong. She loves baths (now even in the big girl tub) and now Pippa’s fountain.

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With Dad gone and sleep deprivation kicking Mom’s butt, we gave sleep training a try. The nights have gotten much better, but I will admit we haven’t made it to a full night’s sleep just yet.

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Avera is under the impression that crawling is for five month olds and walking is for seven month olds. She crawls (with a peg leg) all over the place, but she is so eager to walk!!

We continued to enjoy the weather with a trip to a farm. Avera is so curious and enjoys observing anything and everything!





We discovered a kids cafe just a couple blocks down the street from us and have a feeling that we will become regular visitors this winter.

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Monthly pictures.. what!?.. did I say I would do those?? :/

I will give you some of the grand faces of Avie though!!

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Seven Month Statistics:

  • crawling
  • pulling up
  • moving small steps while pulled up on something
  • attempting to stand alone after letting go of whatever she pulled up on
  • two teeth (on bottom)
  • jibber-jabber all the time
  • eating everything but solids (i.e. a magazine cover, a leaf)
  • favorite things include: swinging, chewing, bath-time, hanging upside-down, and getting into everything she can