Dear Savannah,

Happy seven months! This was a busy month for you. We started off the month with rolling boot camp. I read online that if you sing a song and roll baby over, eventually baby will hear the song and roll on their own. This was great advice and worked perfectly. I sang “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” to you over and over, rolled you over, clapped and cheered. You picked up on the game quickly. After a few days, when I sang the song, you would roll over on your own. I would cheer, you would smile big, and what was once something that you were afraid of is now something that you love! I’m so proud of you!

Since there was so much clapping and cheering involved in rolling training, you have started clapping on your own now! Savannah, you have the sweetest clap and are so proud of yourself. You also have the sweetest smile, and I love how it spreads across your entire face when you learn something new.

When you’re not smiling, you’re crying. This month has been a fussy one. You are so ready to crawl and cannot figure it out. You absolutely love sitting up, and when you try to crawl, you end up on your belly. This is incredibly frustrating to you, since you can’t sit back up on your own. I think watching your brothers run around all day is especially upsetting, and I hope that next month you will master this skill.

Even though you are not crawling, you are stretching yourself as far as you can in each direction to grab everything in sight. Your brothers are big into arts and crafts right now, so there is a lot of paper on the floor. We’ve nicknamed you baby goat, since you love putting paper in your mouth. “Maaaaaa,” baby goat!

Our family took a trip this month, to the mountains of Georgia, to a beautiful cabin where we met up with Pappy, Los, Aunt Hannah, and Uncle Paul. While you were not enthused about the four hour car ride, you were a really happy and flexible travel buddy. You slept well in the pack n play, loved all of the attention from family, and charmed everyone with your calm and gentle demeanor. On the trip, we visited the Chattanooga Aquarium. You loved the penguins and jellyfish, and talked loudly at each of those exhibits. We went hiking, and you slept on me, and we visited a very beautiful but chilly lake. Your brothers went swimming, and we played on the shore. I am so thankful that the trip went well, because we have another one coming up in two months!

Savannah, every day feels like an adventure with a baby, and I’m so thankful that God gave me you. I love your sweet face, your baby giggles, your blonde hair, and your bright blue eyes. I love watching you laugh at your brothers, and I love when you snuggle in each night before bed. I love you to infinity, and it is a joy to hold you close each day.

Love,

Mom