Tuesday, July 1, 2014

David: {Seven Months}

David –

You are seven months old today! As you giggle beside me when I type, I can't help but feel so blessed. You are closer to a one year old than a squishy newborn. While I am in denial about that, I do love this stage of babyhood :)

According to our measurements at home and your weight from the doctor yesterday, you are 16 lbs, 13 oz and 26 ½ inches long.

You are still wearing some 3-6 Month clothing, but you are most comfortable in 6 Month, and 6-9 Month clothes. You wear size 3 diapers. We have Pampers Cruisers or Luvs for the day, and Huggies Overnight for bedtime.

Eating is suddenly your favorite thing to do! You eat between 4 and 5 bottles a day that vary from 6.75 and 7.75 oz. As of last week, you are eating about 2-3 oz of fruit with oatmeal for breakfast, and 2-3 oz of vegetable with rice cereal for dinner. You like the food mama made best, but your favorites seem to be sweet potatoes, apples and cinnamon, and green beans.

You sleep from 8:30 pm to 7 am most nights. You usually get a nice big nap in the afternoon, but your two other small cat naps are hit or miss lately. Now that mama is back from her trip, maybe we can get back to a better nap schedule. You are able to sleep overnight without being swaddled! This is just in time for you to sleep part of the night on your tummy.

Baths are still ok for you. You don't cry or anything, but you get impatient if we try to make you play after you're all clean. You do like to dip your toes in the kiddie pool we have, so you do like the water ok. It'll be interesting to see if this ever changes!

You finally have a tooth poking out as of yesterday! It is your bottom right, and it's just one side of the tooth. It's cute though!

Overall you have a sweet demeanor. You are very laid back and go with the flow, which is good because we're a little disorganized and chaotic around here ;) When something bothers you, you let us know loudly and immediately! You turn bright red when you're really mad. You get frustrated pretty easy, but your sister is the same way. Also, you are a super big flirt. Not only do you smile with crinkled eyes and nose at all the pretty girls, you also yell loudly and smile as soon as people look at you. I think I'll be in trouble once you hit junior high ;)

Your current nicknames are: Baby Davey, Davey Boy, LT (for Little Tomato as well as a nod to your great-grandfather), Kewpie, and Bubbie.

Stranger danger is not quite on your radar yet. It does take you a moment to warm up to people you don't recognize, especially if you just woke up from a nap. However, you usually don't cry unless they really get in your face.

You can roll in both directions, and you want to crawl so badly! We've tried helping a little, but you don't like to be helped. Before we know it, you'll be army crawling all over the place! You also love to bounce and stand on your legs.

Toys are getting more interesting, but you don't always need them to be entertained. In fact, you enjoy watching other kids play, and you love one on one face time with whoever is holding you. You do love your jumperoo, and will chew on just about anything we give you!

Mama went on a mission trip to Utah with church, so you got to be an only child for a whole week! Your daddy dropped you off at Grandma and Papa's house and you were a very good baby for them :) Your sister went to stay with Jemma and Gee-Chaz, so you got lots of attention. It sounds like you and Jillian had a nice little reunion moment, and you did give mama a nice big smile when she saw you again :)

I count myself lucky to have a baby like you. You are so sweet, and your smile melts my heart. I'm so proud of you already son, and I know that feeling will only growing in the months and years to come. I love you so much, and I pray the next month brings more joy than the last :)

Now some outtakes:
 {Too early to shine such a bright light in my face mama!}
 {I don't think I'll smile just yet. Also, when do I get to eat again?!}
 {This sticker was for eating right?}
{Also, those eyes...}
 {Jillian jumped in, but needed to pull up her pant leg first apparently ;)}
 {Cheese from big sister!}

And some comparisons!
{Months 1-3}
{Months 4 & 5}
 {Months 6 & 7}

{Left: Jillian 7/2012 Right: David 7/2014}

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