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Last week Olive turned seven months old.

Her army crawl has become pretty quick and she sometimes morphs into an inchworm.. briefly getting up on her hands and knees.
Recently she’s been getting onto all fours and rocking back and forth which causes me to giggle every single time.
Olive has become much more consistent when waving. She waves at mirrors in the house when we pass them and today she waved at a lady walking on the sidewalk who was quite far away from us. And not even looking at us. She also often accompanies a wave with a “hhhhhhhhha”. Today she waved when Tyler left for work but he had already closed the door. :(
Olive’s pincer grasp blows me away. I guess I’m not sure how precise it should be at this age but I don’t think it could get any better. She pick up the smallest things with such precision! I think I have baby led weaning to thank for that.
Speaking of baby led weaning – We’ve been feeding Olive the same food that we have been eating for a couple of months now. Just a few of the things she has tried and enjoy include steak, curry chicken, lots of homemade bread, apple pieces, plum, various stir frys, sauerkraut soup, eggs, pancakes, pizza, Moroccan vegetable stew, Ramadan soup, brats, and so many more things. I don’t think there has been anything that she hasn’t been willing to eat though I think there is a clear preference for meat! She is so entertaining to watch eat. :)
We have recently shaken up the nap and bed time routines as Olive was previously falling asleep only during yoga ball bounces, in the car, or rarely while nursing. It’s only been a few days thus far but she seems to be doing well!
Olive has two teeth – she has had the middle right bottom one for about a month and a couple of days ago the other middle bottom tooth poked through. Thankfully she has had little to no teething pain! I think I have to thank her Baltic amber teething necklace for some of that.
Olive occasionally signs milk but when she’s really hungry I don’t think she has the ability to do much of anything besides nearly hyperventilate!
Unfortunately it is hard to tell the difference between waving and milk as Olive’s waving is occasionally facing her and is just her hand opening and closing. Much like milk.
Olive really likes to hug Honey, our pup. It’s cute. :) Until she tears out fistfuls of hair.. yuck.
Olive is playing with all of her toys much more accurately now (not that I think any toy really has a right or wrong – I encourage creativity!). She turns pages, shakes rattles and maracas very well, a and knocks down block towers.
She laughs a lot and plays back and forth with sounds much more than before.
Elimination Communication is still going well. Olive has many wet diapers throughout the day – neither of us are good at catching all of those. She goes weeks without a dirty diaper though, which is great. Every other day or so she has a big big deal poop in her bedroom potty. She usually hugs me while pooping.. which is strange yet adorable.

Overall she’s pretty great. :)

Here are some photos of our seven month old Olive bug!

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Waving:

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Suddenly excited:

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She has a small booger:

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I apologize to those of you who follow this blog, my Facebook photo page, and my photo blog – you’re probably tired of seeing the same thing.

Olive tried some apple today.  I bit of a piece and put the part that stuck out the most up to her mouth.  She immediately started licking it, sucking on it, and smiling.  I’m really excited to start baby led weaning with her but she’s not yet ready.  She’s already really attentive when I’m eating – she watches the food and watches me eat it.  That’s one of the things you look for for baby led weaning readiness but the biggest is sitting up independently which she, of course, does not yet do as she’s only 12 weeks old.  Her eyes were locked on to the apple as I ate the rest of it.  I think she was more interested in the flavor of the apple than the chocolate chip and the cookie that I let her lick a few weeks ago – good!

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