That's the amount of time that we waited for a baby after our homestudy was finalized and we were "officially" a waiting family. Though I do have to point out that it took us a good 8 months to even get to the waiting stage.
And once we go there, we waited seven months. Those seven months of waiting passed by SO slowly.
But these past seven months have not passed slowly AT ALL. We've had this sweet girl in our arms for seven whole months, and it doesn't even seem like it's possible that it has been that long. But it has.
Her smile makes us smile. Her laugh makes us laugh. Her joy is contagious. She is ours and she is perfect.
Here is what this girl is up to at seven months old...
She is wearing size 3 diapers. Size 2 still fits but we went with the next size up so it will last all night long.
Karsten is rolling over both ways...
And sitting up all by herself!
She will give you "two hands" if you ask her to.
She will give her mama kisses when I ask for them- but only Mama!
She loves, loves, loves her big sister Kate!
She is pushing up, but not yet attempting to crawl. I think she's not too far off though.
She is still drooling all over the place and chewing on her hands, but no teeth!
We've started solids and she has tried so many foods - apples, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, green peas, bananas, peaches, and probably some more that I'm forgetting. She's not a fan of the green stuff right now, but loves anything yellow or orange, and loves oatmeal.
And drumroll please, she is actually starting to sleep at night! Woohoo!! She goes to bed around 8 and will sleep til 6ish. We can usually give her a paci and she will last until 630 or sometimes even 7 before eating. Y'all. We feel like new people. I would still not call us well-rested, but Kevin and I are no longer a hazard to society.
Karsten is definitely my hip baby. Kate was so independent and even at just a few months old, she wanted to do things herself. Karsten is the opposite. She is a mamas girl and wants to be held all the time, so she is most often on my hip. In the evenings, Kevin, Kate and I will eat dinner at the table and we'll put Karsten in her exercauser right beside us. She is NOT happy until I pick her up and put her in my lap. This girl doesn't want to miss out on anything.
We have a pretty good routine going. For my own reference, here's what her 7 month routine is like:
7:00 Bottle and back to bed
9:30ish Wakes for the day
10:00 Bottle and then solids
1:00 Bottle (we're about to add solids here too)
4:30ish Wake from nap
5:30 Bottle and then solids
8:00 Bottle and bed
It is so crazy to think that seven months have gone by, but somehow they have. And this little girl has gone from a tiny infant, to a bubbling happy baby with tons of personality. Our whole family is so in love with this sweet girl. Just look at how she's changed...