Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Kayla is 7 Months Old!

Kayla has turned 7 months old.  I can't believe it!  Why does she have to grow up so fast?  To capture her at 7 months old, I did a couple of photo shoots.  The first one is a continuation of the patriotic theme since it's July and the 4th was about a week ago.  The other one is of Kayla wearing a cute bunny ears cap (last pictures on this post).  This cap was too big for her back around Easter time, but it fits her now and I have to say so cute!!!  I just had to take pictures of her wearing it.  Sweet precious girl!

The star banner came out nice.  I made it after the 4th and I look forward to using it for decoration next 4th of July.

Kayla is still a petite little girl.  She weighs 14 lbs, 5 oz.  She has not gained a lot the past month.  Last month's update I talked about how Kayla has reflux and spits up a lot.  We tried the Prevacid and it didn't work at all.  Her doctor switched her to Bethanechol and it has decreased the spitting up some.  Thank goodness, but her rate of weight gain has been slower this past month.  She is just not a big eater.  She just started drinking more than 4oz of formula per feeding.  She takes around 5 bottles per day.  She gets baby food (fruit, veggies, cereal) twice a day and she likes all of it, but just doesn't eat a large amount of it.

Kayla is not sleeping through the night yet.  We really would like her to sleep through the night, but I don't think it will happen until she eats more during the day.

Kayla doesn't have any teeth yet, but she had her first visit to the dentist on June 28.  I took her to the dentist since it's recommended at 6 months old.  The dentist said all looked good and that it looks like her teeth are getting closer to coming in.    

Kayla is doing new things.  She started sitting up on her own on June 30 though she topples over often.  When laying on her tummy she turns in a full circle.  She is starting to scoot some too.  Kayla also rolls both directions to get where she wants to go.  Kayla started saying "da da da" and "ya ya ya" on July 4th ( see video below).  She has a loud voice for such a little girl.  Her talking is so cute! 

 Kayla is definitely a curious and determined little girl.  She loves to explore new things and loves to play with her toys.  She is a people person and likes the attention.  She likes to be around people and loves her big sisters Rachel and Haley.  Kayla smiles and laughs a lot.  She is also so very ticklish.  Kayla has her own personality.  She is feisty, sweet and full of spunk!



  1. Maybe this little one will be a professional singer. She certainly has the lungs for it!

  2. She is such a little doll and sounds like so much fun! :) I LOVE the photos of her in the bunny hat... adorable!!

  3. These may have been the cutest pictures ever! Love the second one from the top, and the bunny ears!

  4. She does have powerful lungs, soon she will be talking non stop! The pictures are adorable, she is so cute! Her smile is beautiful!

  5. She is so adorable!!!

    Prevacid never worked for my two, but Pepcid did wonders!

  6. She is adorable....the second picture at the top makes me smile!

  7. Wow, she is SO adorable! And growing fast.. I think the last photo, of her with the bunny ears, is my favourite! happy 7 months Kayla.


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