Memories at 7 months:
Weight: You are every bit of 20 lbs. (Mom was wayyy off last month!) At your 6 month well baby visit on June 5th you were 19 lbs. You are in the 76th percentile for weight. We will take it.
Length: Guessing 27 inches again this month. You were 26 inches at your dr appt. Only the 17th percentile for height. (We aren’t surprised!)
Hair: Your hair is continuing to grow quickly and is looking like a dirty blonde. We are hoping it continues to thicken!
Eyes: Very blue….and to die for. You get so many compliments on your eyes…and you know how to use them.
Clothes: We are moving on up to 9 month pj’s and onesies. Some of your polos are getting short in 6 mos, but we are trying to wear them as much as possible. Mom broke the bank at Carter’s buying all the clearance so that you are set for 9 mos. Shorts are still in 6 mos and some 3-6 mos. The 9 month shorts gap at the waist and are wayyy too long.
Diapers: Size 3 and we’ve started Size 4 overnights to help in the sleep department.
Sleeping: You have had your moments. You are working on your 4 top teeth (and maybe two more), so the sleep was interrupted a bit by those little boogers. We also found that you were wet in the front from rolling onto your stomach (hence the diaper note above). The larger diapers are working wonders! We are continuing to hope for a “sleep through the night baby” into month 7. Naps are a different story. Your teachers think you like QUIET because you were on your own one Friday at school and took a two hour nap. (You never do this…) Most of your naps are 30-40 min 2-3 times a day.
Likes: You love when someone says “boo” to you. You get a little scared and then laugh. You also love banging all of your toys on the wood floors to make loud noises. You will do it for days. You continue to love baths. You will be so tired/cranky and your bath soothes you. You still LOVE fruit. You have had cantaloupe this month and you scarf it down. You loved the pool on vacation! You still love your outdoor swing and watching TV.
Dislikes: Still hate getting your nose cleaned out and being tired/hungry. You are pretty “go with the flow” so we think you are pretty easy to please!
Eating: Still on 6 oz. formula. We are working on deleting one bottle a day and taking on 3 “meals”. You are getting 22 oz a day between 4 bottles, oatmeal/fruit for breakfast, veggies at lunch, and another oatmeal/fruit dinner. We also started snacks to work on picking up the food and feeding yourself. We have some work to do, but we know we started early so we will get there.
Milestones: Sitting up! You look so big. You can get on your stomach and scoot in a circle, but can’t quite figure out crawling yet. We know it will happen very soon! You have 6 teeth and at least 2 more on the way. You played hide and seek with a blanket this month and made mom’s day! You had your first ear infection…boo! Mom kept you home for a day of snuggling. You also went on a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks. It included lots of time with your cousin Brynzlee, first swimming, and first boat ride. You had a blast! You even fell asleep in the pool one night. We celebrated Daddy’s first Father’s Day this month. You are such a gift to him (and mom too)!
Mom’s favorites: You react to everything mom/dad do now. It is so fun to talk to you and get a reaction. We are trying really hard for your first words to be “mama/dada”. So far you just smile and laugh. Stinker! I hate to be away from you – especially on the weekends. I soak up every moment I can with you because it seems like it isn’t enough.
Baby items we can’t live without: We continue to love the bouncer, outdoor swing, and all of the floor toys.
Month 7 is a big month for you. You will be moving into your new classroom at school, your first 4th of July, and first Schwada reunion. Can’t wait to see all the progress you make this month. We love you to the moon, little man.
More pics coming soon….