You are seven months old today! In some ways it’s hard to believe that you’ve been with us for so long and in others it’s hard to remember a time without you. You are growing like a weed and we are loving watching you discover yourself and your surroundings!
This month we started baby food. I had gotten the baby food making bug and made peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, and avocado’s. But you didn’t like any of them any more than the three different kinds of cereal that we tried in the last few months. So after some research we switched to the “baby led weaning
” method (more in a future post) and now you’re eating great. You feed yourself bread and strawberries but the other night when I gave you pea’s you maneuvered around them again! Right now we’re just letting you eat whatever you want and not worrying about it. You seem to be enjoying sitting at the table with us!
Your two bottom teeth came in this month. We were glad for them to finally make an appearance because you were pretty miserable for about a week before they showed up.
You went to the doctor for your six month appointment and did great. The only part that you disliked was the shots and I can’t really blame you for that! Our doctor was very impressed with your sitting abilities and said that you looked great!
You love your sister these days. You will track her across the room as she’s dancing and love to have her sit next to you and hand you toys. You also love sitting on the bed while she’s waking up and grabbing her legs!
We’re counting your first word this month as “Mama”. We had gone out to eat at a Mexican restaurant and I was going to look for some friends that we thought that we had seen. As soon as I turned around and started walking away you got a panicked look on your face and said “Mama!” You aren’t saying it consistently or anything but this situation led us to believe that you might have known what you were saying. At least we’re telling ourselves that you did!
You took your first trip out to a restaurant and sat in a high chair this month. You were a little overwhelmed by the loud noise and bright lights but did great!
You and Sophie are never that far apart these days. She is your favorite toy and you love holding her and chewing on her! You will stay on your tummy for a while without complaining as long as you have Sophie or one of the basketballs from your basketball goal. You still aren’t really rolling over. You do it every once in a while but it’s never consecutive rolls and you get annoyed when I flip you back over once you’ve rolled over. You are starting to pull your legs under you (though not with your arms up) so maybe you’ll just skip rolling, who knows! You are also a great stander and really only need us to balance you while you stand but you aren’t interested in standing up next to the couch or anything yet.
I know that you’ll get there when you get there and our doctor said that you must just be very laid back. But with two very non-laid back parents, please know that there will probably be a big learning curve in figuring out how to balance our personalities with yours so that we don’t overpower you!
You are starting to develop a little bit of separation anxiety when I walk away from you. Thankfully it hasn’t reached your sister’s level and it’s not every time I walk away from you but sometimes you get upset when you can’t see me anymore. A normal reaction, of course, but it makes it hard to leave you!
You are wearing 9 month clothes and a few large 6 month outfits. You are in size three diapers and those still leak when you’re in the jumper or laying on your tummy. You are still eating five times a day (7:30, 10:30, 2:30, 5:30, 7:30). We tried dropping a feeding and you did fine without the feeding but it left you awake for too long in the afternoon so we went back to this routine.
James, you are such a sweet little boy. You love laying in my arms and babbling. You love playing in your jumper or with your tool bench. We love you so much and are so thankful that God placed you in our family. I love being your Mommy and love watching you grow each and every day!