Today you are 7 months old. I almost missed the 7 month mark. It snuck up on me. It must've been the craziness of October's Halloween costumes.
|This month's pictures were taken in the wee hours of the morning before work and day care.|
So what are you up to:
- You are eating lots of solids. You'll pretty much try anything, but your absolute favorite is pureed apples with vanilla and oats. You also get tastes of what we eat from time to time.
- It seems that you put everything in your mouth (toys, hands, clothes, socks, everything), but you won't put Cheerios or puffs into your mouth. You like to pick them up and play with them on your highchair tray, but you don't put them in your mouth.
- Last weekend you went to your first swim meet. Your cousin Anna gave you a whole goldfish and you sucked and sucked the salt until we realized what happened and she pulled it our of your mouth.
- You are still spitting up on a regular, though random, basis. We're hopeful that it's getting better, but for now you're still wearing a bib a lot of the time.
- You're starting to use a sippy cup. You love a little drink of water (probably because of all that spit-up). You'll drink out of the cup if we help prop it up, but you still haven't mastered holding it yourself.
- You really really want to crawl. You get up on your hands and knees and rock back and forth. You'll even pick your hand or knee up, but you only move backwards. It's very frustrating for you. But you will figure it out soon.
- You do move around though either by scooting on your tummy or rolling to and fro.
- You aren't a great napper and you're losing interest in your bottle. Your friends at day care tell me that you would much rather be playing with the "big kids" in the walker area than eating or napping. But you're not quite ready for the bid kids yet. But you love to sit and play.
- You are growing out of all the 6 month clothes, and for the most part are wearing 9 month clothes. And some of those pants are still too short. I'm not sure what we're going to do to keep your long legs covered this winter. Lots of tights and legwarmers.
- This month you had your first trip to the neighborhood park. You thoroughly enjoyed the swings, but what you loved more was the people watching.
- You are doing lots of babbling. At this point, it's mostly hard "d," "b", and "t" sounds. It's very cute. I'm working hard to move toward the "ma" sound. Sometimes, you "sing" yourself to sleep with your babbling.
- On that subject, you are sleeping so well (knock on wood). Most nights you go to bed between 7 and 8 (usually right around 7:30). Around 4, we often hear you stir a bit, but most nights you talk yourself back to sleep. Sometimes you wake up around 6. I give you a bottle and put you back down in the swing and get ready for work. If it's a day care day, I'll get you up around 7:30 and we'll head out. But if daddy's home, you both sleep in.
- You had a great first Halloween, and now it's time for Thanksgiving.
It's time for the holidays now and there will be all sorts of firsts in the next couple of months. Every night after I put you to bed, I immediately want to get you up so we can play and cuddle. Of course, I don't, because you need your sleep, but every night I'm tempted.
Here's to another great month ahead.