Wednesday, October 14, 2009

7 Months Old -- Slow Down Already!

Gosh I love this boy. Like I always say, I can't believe another month has gone by. He's getting so big, becoming more independent and acting like a boy instead of just a baby.

**Eating pears, apples, bananas, squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans (yuck!). Peas, on the other hand, are a no-go. After a couple of attempts, he eventually just sealed his mouth shut and wouldn't eat anything. I got the hint.
**Sitting up for a few seconds at a time. Not quite on his own, but getting more confident about it.
**Pulling himself across the floor. As previously documented, it's not even an army crawl as much as it's like a person with no legs pulling himself around. Lately, he likes to pull himself over to the ottoman or his high chair and lick the legs clean.
**It looks like vampire baby is becoming a more logical option for Halloween. W now has three teeth on the bottom. His upper left incisor has come through, and we should see the upper right any day. Problem is, his central incisors on top aren't visible. I suppose vampire baby it is.

More reasons why I love W:
**He is so, so patient.
**His laugh. I love it! He laughs at Lucy when she runs through the house like a crazy dog. He laughs when I blow on his belly. He laughs when we tickle him. Then he bears that bashful smile. So cute.
**He makes me laugh. W's personality is taking shape and he's turning out to be a funny kid. **He's a tease. He sticks his tongue out and blows spit everywhere and at anyone, kind of like a little boy teasing a younger sibling.
**He's getting more and more hair, which is making him look more and more like a little boy.
**He's constantly moving all over the place, but a few times recently he has been so tired that he just let me hold him and snuggle for a minute.
**Separation anxiety. While I don't love this often inconvenient quality, I do love that W wants me around. I do love that I can make him feel comfortable and at ease, even just by peering my head around the corner.
**Book worm. When he plays in my room, he seems to bypass the toys and go straight for the books. Granted, he seems to eat the books more the look at them. But perhaps it's a sign of his literary interest.
**Best baby noises. I should make a recording of all the classic baby noises he makes. The cooing, gurgling, squealing, tired moaning, hungry coughing noises he makes. They are spot on.
**People person. Instead of sliding into a deep (fake), anti-social sleep when he was a little baby, now W loves to be around large groups of people. He seems intrigued watching people and gets excited with lots of noise and commotion.
Happy seven months Boo.


The Robinson's said...

Can you believe it's been 7 months? It just flies! He is getting so big. Teeth??!!! T isn't even close to teeth! So cute- he looks so grown up already! Cute party fun on your last post!

Lizbeth said...

i loooove the last two pictures, soooo cute! I know i always say this but he is seriously getting so big! It's crazy! Awe, I love little W.