Poppy is now seven months old, and while she has definitely been going through a clingy stage, she is generally a happy baby. Recently I have been asking her to give me kisses, and then I cover her little mouth with a barrage of kisses. Well, a couple days ago I asked 'Poppy, can you give mommy a kiss?' and she turned her little face to me and pursed her lips in a kissing motion!!! And I had a witness! My mother in law saw exactly what she did, so I couldn't pass it off as a fluke. She hasn't done it since, but still. She's clearly a genius:)
In other Poppy news she recently had her first bout of sickness, which was sad and pathetic as only a sick baby can be. The extra cuddles were nice, but it is so heartbreaking to see your baby sick. I think she is on the mend, and is back to eating bananas, avocados, and hummus like it is going out of style. She's a good eater, this one. We still nurse on demand 5 or 6 times per day, maybe more depending on the day. She's not a comfort nurser, even when under the weather, so our feeding sessions are usually quick and to the point.
I can't quite bring myself to say Poppy is a bad sleeper, but she is definitely not like her brother. A couple weeks back she was waking up 5-6 times per night, for a stretch of about two weeks. It was not fun. Last night she only woke up once, after going to sleep around 7:30, but then was awake for the day at 6:15. It's really tough to say, we can't seem to get on a predictable pattern which is so different from her brother. I wrote a post on sleeping through the night a few months back, but perhaps I should amend it to include the weeks on end when Poppy clearly does not sleep through the night. We keep blaming it on teething… but no teeth have popped through those little gums yet.
During the day she likes to sit on the floor with a variety of toys, and especially likes hard objects like remotes, phones, and a specific green plastic teething ring. When she's bored of her surroundings she will play in her exersaucer for about 10 minutes - just long enough to unload the dishwasher or prepare lunch. She's very happy in her stroller, and is content to watch her brother and other kids when we go to the park most days. If it's nice out I will put her in a baby swing which she absolutely loves. It's fun pushing both of them at once. I feel like a 'real' mom:) At 18 pounds she can still fit into her carrier when needed, and still rides in her infant carseat. We just graduated to size three diapers after working our way through the biggest supply of size two diapers ever… my sister gave me two jumbo boxes for christmas. Seven months is a little sad because it reminds me that I have less than six months left until I go back to work, but I'm trying not to dwell on that yet. We've got lots of fun days ahead of us this summer!