Got a 7 month old who’s fighting the cat nap? Let me guess - then they are fussy and inconsolable through the evening. When they go down for the night are they up often, or waking way early in the morning?
This is a TOUGH transition. Knowing when and how to get rid of the cat nap is important for your baby at this time. Keep it too long and you’ll have this situation. Drop it too early and it will be the same!
Step one: work on extending waketime throughout the day so that baby doesn’t need the cat nap to make it to bedtime.
Step two: You might need to be flexible with bedtime while you make this change. By moving bedtime earlier you will avoid the frustration at bedtime and the early wakings, but this might cause daily wake time to shift as well. -
3/5 of my last schedule solutions were working on this transition. It’s not an easy one but I can help with that! I have 4 schedule solutions packages left for September. E-mail me today to grab one! #thesleepchick#babysleeping#sleepschedule#byebyecatnap#sevenmonths#sleepconsultant
My littlest dude is S E V E N months old. This stage is the absolute cutest baby stage (in my expert opinion). Dominic hit the 18 pound mark this month and he just kinda hangs out and watches his brothers all day. He’s teething like crazy but hasn’t popped a tooth yet and he’s still sleeping like a champ. That’s about it. I may have been hoping for a girl but oh man am I ever glad I got my Dominic. #dominicsamuel#boythree#mythreesons#sevenmonths
I can’t figure out if the last 7 months have gone by quickly or if they’ve been the longest 7 months of my life. Time moves so strangely when you’re watching someone grow everyday since those first few moments of life. Jude got his first freckle on his booty this month. 😂 He also has been sitting unassisted and is rolling from back to front. This kiddos strength is unreal. He loves to stand (assisted) and loves to bounce. Tummy time has finally gotten more tolerable and I foresee crawling in the near future. 🤦🏻♀️
Jude is still so in love with his daddy and his doggys. He also has been grabbing anything he can get ahold of and puts it straight in his mouth. He has his first tooth 😩 poor babe.
Teething is no joke. I can’t believe we are past the the half way mark now on ONE year. I feel like it’s just around the corner. 😭 I love my blue eyed, blonde haired baby so much💙
Scroll for more cuteness & all the rolls. #heyjudeburt#babyboy#baby#sevenmonths#babyrolls#rollsonrolls
SEVEN. Frankie has grown leaps and bounds this month it’s hard to keep track of all of her milestones. She basically learned to pull herself up to stand just days after mastering crawling. She is faster than lightning and can get wherever she wants to go. I can’t comprehend the fact that she will be walking next! Obviously she got her DocBand (baby helmet) this month also. But the timing couldn’t have been better because we are not only correcting her head shape, but her head is protected from everything she bumps it on now that she is so mobile! I literally went back and forth on whether I should have her monthly photos with her helmet on or off, but you know what? It’s part of her journey, so helmet it is. And of course we figured out how to put bows on it, so everything is just fine! All the food she is eating is going right to her thighs, and she couldn’t be happier. She is unsure of some of the fruits and veggies we are feeding her now, but she will eat anything if it is mixed with banana. She has one tooth that can now crunch down on Cherrios too. Sleep training started over a week ago also, and it’s making us regret our late start. She really hates her crib and screams until she falls asleep. But, she does manage to fall asleep on her own with the help of white noise and a visit from Mama or Dada every five minutes to lay her back down until she is out. Most nights she wakes up around 4am, and isn’t fooled by me hiding under the covers right next to her (her crib is still in our room). So she cries (read: screams) herself to sleep again. It’s been a tough few nights to say the least. Fingers crossed she can learn to be calm in her crib and sleep through the night. Big brother, Joey loves to play his guitar and sing while sissy plays the piano. He is a little rough with her sometimes but we are working on it! He loves to try and make her laugh. But like me, I think Joey is getting a little weary of the fact that his little sister is already able to get around the house and play with his toys. Swipe to see how much she has grown this past seven months!
Today’s photo is for Papa! He’s currently driving around Fontana trying to learn some new rig. We thought the outfit was appropriate! “You can do it!!”💕
Ruby, this week you turned seven months old. Seven months!! I can’t even believe how big you are. You currently can crawl backwards and plank like a yogi. You like to babble ‘dayday’ and ‘ahhh’ like you’re singing and sighing at the same time. You like to grab the cats by full tufts of hair (and sadly, I think they’re just grateful for the attention). You are fully mobile in your little walker, scooting around the kitchen while your momma bakes. You’re a happy little baby when you’re not teething and would give anything for your parents to allow you tv or cell phone privileges. (NOT ON YOUR LIFE, KID)📱
But my favorite part??? 😍 You know what kisses are and how much they make your Momma happy. You rest your entire open mouth on my cheek and lick me. It is the most amazing way to be slobbered. Love you so much, baby girl. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Last week she learned to crawl and this week she wants to drive! 🤪 Next week college! 7 months have flown by with my beautiful, smart and sassy babe. Loving every minute! 💜💙💛 #MyFionaSue#sevenmonths#proudmom
Good morning from our sleepy family to yours (except Canaan who looks rather rested) 💤Our good sleeper has been waking up 7x/night or so last couple nights.....send coffee, and reassurance 😂 #sevenmonths#momlifebelike#morecoffeeplease
🍃 I am your quite place,
You are my wild.🍃 •
The months get shorter, and these pictures get harder to take, but I just love soaking up in all his craziness. This little boy is officially an army crawler, gets into everything, and loves playing with his puppy. He's my favorite. #iloveyoumoreandmore#sevenmonths
I love everything you will be, and everything that you are. ❤️ you make me a better person! Becoming a mother is serious the greatest gift I have ever received. I could not imagine my life any other way. These past 7 months have been the best months of my entire life. You give my life meaning, Randi Roo. As long as I have you, I don’t need anything/anyone else. ❤️ #randikayanne#babygirl#loml#princess#sevenmonths#timeflies#momlife#bestlife#snapchat
Sullivan is SEVEN months old today! He can sit up, roll back and forth, scoot around and rock on all fours. He has great hand and eye coordinator. He walks in his walker and eats a few baby foods that mommy makes. He is obsessed with Greysen and is ready to play with him every morning. We have made it to seven months of breast feeding and are so happy to keep going 🙌 #sevenmonths#slowyourrollsully#breastfeeding#growingtoofast#wherehastimegone
When you’re playing with your 3 and a half year old cousin and realize the height comparison...my child is massive. At this rate he’ll be taller than me when he’s 6. #maxwelljames#sevenmonths#lovehim#bigboy
Our love bug is seven months old! She is clapping, started solids, and loves to play. This last month she has explored New York City and West Virginia. It’s been so amazing watching this little lady grow. #lilareign#sevenmonths
This little guy has officially said his first word...and I couldn’t be happier that it’s “Mama”. We didn’t believe it when it first happened until he did it again the next day, and then again. He’s growing way too fast! #maxwelljames#sevenmonths#lovehim#firstword#mama
Happy 7 months, Everly Jay! (2 days ago) You are sweeter than sweet. You watch everyone and everything so I wouldn't be surprised if you climb instead of crawl, run before walking and have a first sentence instead of word. Your big blue eyes sparkle when someone looks at you, talks or picks you up. You smile a big gummy smile especially for your siblings. You're sitting up by yourself, pushing around on your belly, eating solids and eating your toes! We love you 💛
Today Lincoln is 7 months old!
In the last month he has learned how to sit up on his own but he would rather lay on his belly to play every chance he gets. He has started taking more of an interest in what Peyton is playing with and he is always trying to play with her. I have really seen their relationship grow in this last month and I am loving all the love and smiles between them (before they can start fighting with each other!) .
Don’t let that “smile” fool you... it’s totally fake. Capturing this months picture was a serious job for Mama and baby Lincoln was just not having it today! The second picture is just proof that his shirt is true. 😂
“your kids will teach you more than you’ll ever teach them.” you read it over and over, but can’t help but be stunned when it happens before said kid is 8 months old. motherhood has made me confront my weaknesses. the thought patterns and habits that hold me back, ones that I’ve had for as long as I can remember, have no where to hide now. I’m taking the changing seasons as an opportunity to leave behind some things that no longer serve me, to put down the load of some expectations and pressures and not pick them up again. at my core, I’m still the same person with the same values, it’s just that the outward manifestation of those values are changing. it’s really uncomfortable for me. while I love change, I like to be in control of that change, and not only am I not in control, but I’m having to confront my whole idea of “control” as well. It’s exhausting, but I guess there’s no better use of my energy than growing ☺️ 🌱