McKinley Beth is 7 months old. You know what I am fixing to say... HOW IN THE WORLD?! I am not exaggerating when I say, it seems like just yesterday we were at the hospital preparing for her arrival.
She is doing so well. She LOVES eating her veggies. I have been making all of her baby food. I love how easy it is, and I love that I am able to make her food, just like I make the meals for the rest of us. She does eat prunes, that I dont make. She is so funny.. she likes them. :) She gets so excited when it is time to eat, she wants to do it herself.
She is still not consistently sitting on her own. She has made quite the progress this week though, so I feel like we might be close. She does GREAT in the bumbo and in the high chair.. but just her on the floor.. she likes to show her flexibility instead of her strength.
She SO bad wants to crawl. She has not tried to get on all fours yet, but you can see her brain working on figuring out how to get from point A to point B. Normally that point B is anywhere her brother is.
She ADORES Jackson. She thinks he is hysterical. She can be 100% upset, and nothing Craig or I try will console her.. but as soon as Jackson walks in the room, she is calm. It is really amazing. He loves to kiss her and she will kiss him back. He likes to pat her belly and she will pat his head. Watching their relationship is absolutely a blessing.
Overall she is a good sleeper, but there are some nights that are just flat horrible. She still eats once a night, normally between 1 am and 3 am. I am starting to feel like she might not need that feeding, and that it is becoming more of a habit than a necessity. But at the same time, since she is so small, I am not totally comfortable taking away the feeding, if she really DOES need it. I am anxious to ask her doctor about it at her next weight check.
Its another BIG week in McKinley's life. As always, we cherish your prayers. We go back to her ear specialist. This is the week that we will find out for sure if McKinley can hear. My motherly instinct tells me that she can. But, until the test is over, I worry. If you remember, McKinley passed the hearing test in the hospital in her left ear (seen in this picture), but failed in her right ear. I had never heard of false positives with the hearing test, but evidently it can happen. And her doctor wants to make sure that is not the case. I am anxious to have this test done and hear the results. I am also looking forward to the appointment, because I feel like I will be able to have an intelligent conversation with the doctor this time. As opposed to last time, when I just really couldnt get past the point that he suggested my daughter could be deaf. If you think about it, please pray for McKinley and her ears. And pray for Craig and I's anxiousness as we prepare for this appointment.
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