Brinley Summary: Week 31 {7 Months Old!}

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This is a summary of Brinley’s 31st week; she was 30 weeks old. She turned 7 months old this week! I am doing two Brinley posts this week since I didn’t do any last week with the BFBN week going on.

 

NURSING

Same old same old. Alls well.

 

PLAYING

Oh the grumpiness left us this week! She was super, super happy. Like, oozing with happiness. So great! She was content to play again and just a super pleasure.

 

Not coincidentally, I am sure, her teething left her. The little hole she had developed left and she is left without teeth. On the one hand, it is fabulous. Nothing strikes fear in my heart like nursing a baby with teeth. BUT it is also sad because she went through all of that pain with nothing to show for it. I just hope when it comes back, it can be less painful for her.

 

SLEEPING

One night, she rolled in the night. My husband went and rolled her back over, because you know how babies don’t necessarily appreciate their feeding mother walking out on them. She was fine each time he did it–four times that night! 

 

The next night, she did only once, but still not fun for anyone. 

 

At the very end of the week, my husband remembered a sleep positioner we had purchased for Kaitlyn when she was a baby and had reflux (we used it in an attempt to help keep her on her incline). I can’t find it on Amazon, but it resembles this sleep positioner. So we broke it out and used it and had NO ROLLING that night. 

 

I didn’t want her not being able to practice, though, so I didn’t use it for naps unless it was a nap that needed to be uninterrupted.

 

LOVEY

I noticed that Brinley likes to suck on the sleeve of her sleeper while she is falling asleep. Well, that is fine until you enter summer and short sleeves. I decided I needed to steer her toward something else. She has always loved to chew on fabric and hasn’t ever taken to her fingers or thumb. So I gave her a blanket to sleep with. She will chew on that sometimes. 

 

She also has a lovey similar to this one that she loves. It is an elephant and she loves to chew on the nose. 

 

SOLIDS

At the beginning of the week, we tried yogurt again. This time, I did Brown Cow yogurt in maple flavor. This is what I fed McKenna. LOVE! She super loves it. She has also tried the vanilla flavor and loves it. 

 

At the end of the week, we tried cottage cheese. Um, no. She was so grossed out. I am not sure if it was the texture or the flavor, but I have never seen her so grossed out. She gagged and gagged. That will be something else I try out when she is older.

 

FINGER FOODS

I also gave her biter biscuits this week. She loves those also!

 

SCHEDULE

8:00–feed with solids–2-4 T prunes and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in–a few days we did 2 T yogurt here

9:30–nap

12:00–feed with solids–4 T of pears OR peaches and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in and 2 T of green beans OR peas with 1 T oatmeal mixed in and some fruit

1:30–nap

4:00–feed with solids half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (2 T) OR butternut squash (2 T) and some fruit OR 2 T carrots

5:30–nap 

7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

 

HELPFUL BOOKS

 

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