Monday, July 17, 2017

Baby Boy 7 Month Update

Age: 7 months

Oh big 7 month old boy!  You're more than 1/2 a year old.  WOW!  Baby Boy has been busy this month with a lot of first, he's getting stronger and bigger by the minute, and showing us what a curious little bug he is.  He's driving Gideon nuts scooting around and "chasing" him and laughing anytime Ryan wrestles him.  He's content 99% of the time and is  such a lovable little guy

Weight: 21 lbs

Length: 27 inches

Sizes: Dude is ENORMOUS!  People constantly comment on his size and what a sturdy boy he is. He is in mostly 9 month clothes and I have unpacked 12 month pajamas for nighttime.  His little belly is just so squishy!  He's size 5 diapers at night because otherwise he blows out by morning but by day he is size 4's.  

Eyes: As his Auntie Anna says, his eyelashes are to die for!  Long, curly and dark.  His eyes are the most vibrant blue and even now you can tell a lot is going on in that mind of his with just one look into his eyes.

Hair: Red! I love that he's a little redhead.  He fits right in :)

Sleeping:  For the most part he is a great sleeper.  He has hard nights and random poor naps but what little one doesn't?  He wakes up around 6:30 am and naps again at 8:00 am.  He normally naps until 9:30 am and plays hard until nap #2.  He naps from 12:30-2:00 (ideally) and finishes off the day with one little catnap at 4:00 pm.  I can't seem to quite get him to two naps.  He sleeps 6:45 pm until he wakes up the next morning.  He sleeps right through the night and very very rarely wakes up at night

Eating: Baby mostly drinks his bottle easily but once a day or so has a hard time drinking.  He cries and arches so we do breaks and burps and he always relaxes and finally eats.  It's exhausting for all involved!  He is LOVING solid and I've taken a baby led weaning approach with him.  He gnaws on zucchini, squash, cantaloupe, peppers, watermelon, banana, cheese sticks, pita bread, and avocado.  I know he wants to try more and I'll keep introducing.  He continues to hate/gag/despise purees ha!

Milestones/Words: He's semi-crawling!  He can get anywhere he wants to go but doesn't quite have the hand and leg synchronization down.  He rocks and scoots and slides all over the house.  He popped his first tooth in the last few days and was a sad boy through that!  He's sitting up mostly independently but I still watch him because he's been known to topple

Memorable Outings:  We adventured to Tiny Town with Ryan's parents and all the big cousins last month.  Catfest was memorable even though we didn't let him get his grabby little hands on any live cats.  And the 4th of July was memorable-he "swam" and was mesmerized by sparklers

Favorite toys/activities:  His favorite toy of all time is my phone!  He also loves balls, a musical floor piano my mom bought him, anything worth chewing, and any type of material that crunches.  He is very interested in tall trees and leaves (he'll stare for minutes!), animals of all kinds, helping Ryan cook breakfast in the carrier, and his beloved evening walks in the stroller

Funny Moments: Ryan and I were tickling Baby this evening, talking silly to him, tossing him in the air and getting ALL the belly laughs.  It was so sweet!

Looking forward to:  I can't wait for him to keep moving and getting bigger.  Gideon is warming up to baby day by day and I think they will have so much fun playing this fall.  I love seeing him try new foods and experience new textures and toys.  He's a curious boy and it's a joy to have a front row seat to his discovery of the world

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