09 May 2009

7 months old!

Stella is 7 months old! We recently visited the doctor (for shots, yikes!) and the baby nurse. Stella now weighs 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs). It seems like she gets a little bigger every day (wait, I think she actually DOES get bigger every day). She is very healthy and doing all of the right baby things for her age. She is starting to make conversational noises - no consonant sounds yet, but she is changing the pitch of her voice like she is having a conversation, so cute! She is also moving around ALL OF THE TIME. She won't sit still for a second. She can sit on her own very well, and goes from sitting to the crawling position. From there she usually rolls over onto her back. She has scooted a few times, but crawling still seems like it might be a little ways away. Her favorite thing is to crawl around on the couch, pulling herself up on the back of it and scooting along to grab the toys we have put up there for her.
We've started a second term of Kindermusik (baby singing and playing class) and our first term of Gymbaroo! Gymbaroo is really neat. There is a whole gym full of play equipment set up for the babies and you take them around and play with them on the different things. For example, there is a swing, a slide, a hammock, a pool full of balls and lots of other cool things. Last week was our first week and I think I had more fun than Stella did. She seemed a little overwhelmed, but I think she'll grow to like it. We sang this washing machine song in the beginning of class where we danced around like we were clothes in a washing machine and she absolutely loved it. In fact all of the babies loved it, they were all screaming out in excitement it was so adorable.
Below we have more pictures and a video of Stella in her Jumparoo. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz and Pete!
Stella breaks my heart! She smiles in every photo and she looks so happy!!! You guys are so lucky to have such a wonderful little girl and she is lucky to have such wonderful parents. You are clearly doing a great job! I can't wait to see her and hold her.
All our love,
Dave, Johnna, Elle & Ithaca