7 months – Da-da


Dear Stella,

This past month you have really started to show your personality. You had been babbling for a while and I started to notice you would repeat sounds back to me when I would say them to you, like “ah-ah, gah-gah.” So I started focusing on getting you to say “da-da” and “ma-ma.” It only took you a day, and you had it down. At least, you had the “da-da” part down. It became your favorite thing to babble, and you even used it correctly sometimes when Daddy would walk in the room you would squeal and start rambling “da-da-da-da-da.” You said “ma-ma” twice, and both times it was because you were hungry and I wasn’t moving quickly enough to feed you. One afternoon you weren’t napping so I went into your room and jokingly asked you “why aren’t you napping, is there something you need?” And you responded “DA-DA!” I told you that was not going to help you in your case to get out of the crib and tucked you back in. I know you didn’t really ask for Daddy, but it was still funny. So our days are now filled with a non-stop chatter of “Da-da-da-da, Daddy-da-da, DA-DA!”

You are now signing “all-done” in addition to “milk” and “light off.” I noticed you had learned that sign when I put you in your jumper and you were not happy about it and frowned and began intensely signing “all-done” and looked at me as if to say “I’m doing the sign why are you not fixing this?”

Your new favorite game is “peek-a-boo” and you laugh and giggle hysterically every time we do it. Your laugh is so great, it’s one of the best sounds ever and I hope to get it on video soon. I’m fairly certain no one could hear it and not immediately smile too.

You also mastered rolling from tummy-to-back. You were SO happy to figure this out as you would often roll back-to-tummy and get mad at being stuck. Now you can roll to get toys and things out of your reach. You are also getting better at sitting up. You still need some support but we can tell you are on the verge of being able to do it all by yourself.

We actually took you to the doctor the day you turned 7 months so we know you weigh 15lbs even and are 28.75 inches. You gained a pound in one month which is great news and the doctor said he wasn’t worried about your weight gain issues as long as you didn’t stall again in growth. Your height continues to amaze us as you are now as tall, at 7 months, as the height of the average 1-year-old.

Here are some pictures from this past month:

making muffins with daddy

making muffins with daddy

soon to be the BOSS of sitting up

soon to be the BOSS of sitting up

all dressed up and ready to go!

all dressed up and ready to go!

I will give you a tiny smile and that is all

I will give you a tiny smile and that is all

Oh, did you want to save this sticker Mama?

Oh, did you want to save this sticker Mama?

Love, Mama

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One response to “7 months – Da-da

  1. Ohh these photos, I just want to hug her!! Love her little hat in the car seat one. Lids was a ‘dadada / daddy’ girl too… okay, at almost 13 months, she still is!! It is always shouts for Daddy and never Mommy.. but hopefully that will come soon! 🙂 Wow, impressive that Stella already has those signs! Lids has just started signing a few things and it is coming in so handy. Great to hear she gained some weight and the doctor is feeling good about it. I think she is a very similar size to Lids at that age.. although she wasn’t as tall. Happy 7 months little girly. Some really fun months lay ahead soon!!!

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