Tuesday, February 27, 2018

7 Months with Tommy

My baby is turning into such a big little boy! How is he already 7 months? How is he more than half a year old? He's basically a giant in this chair now and it makes me so proud and fills me with unspeakable joy to watch him grow while simultaneously making my heart ache with a deep longing for time to slow down! Please, for the love!!

Weight: 19lbs
Height: He literally never stops moving his legs so it's anyone's guess?
Clothing Size:  solidly in the 9 month sizes now
Diaper Size: Size 3
Milestones: He is officially a full fledged sitter and he is about to crawl any day now. He pushes up on his arms and even gets his knees up under him and then rocks back and forth. He's starting to get a little frustrated if he sees something he wants out of reach and can't get to it by rolling. For some reason he will only roll from his back to his front in one direction which gets him most places but also gets him stuck under the tv cabinet. You can just look at him and see he's trying to work out how to move forward. I am so excited to see him on the go but also not sure I'm ready to keep up with him just yet! He is already so busy and squirmy.
Eating: Still nursing of course but we've ventured into the world of solid foods!! It's incredibly messy and incredibly adorable. He's tried pureed carrots, peas, apple, banana, pear and spinach. He's also tried squash and sweet potato which are not his favorites and he makes the funniest faces but will eat them if they're mixed in with another fruit. He's also attempted to feed himself small bites of avocado, not pureed, which mostly ended up in the high chair. We don't really follow a regular eating schedule and are still mostly just exploring and trying things as he feels like it and keeping it fun.
Sleeping: Just last week he rolled over onto his stomach in the Merlin Magic Sleepsuit, which is not rated for stomach sleep, so just like that it was goodbye to the sleepsuit and I didn't even get to savor his last nap in that adorable marshmallow suit. I was worried it was goodbye to sleep in general but that night we put him in a Halo sleepsack and after immediately flipping onto his stomach he slept through the night! Twelve hours!! I woke up leaking everywhere but seriously felt like a new woman. So now he's officially a stomach or sometimes side sleeper and he moves all around and likes to sleep up against the sides of his crib. And even though I spent the first couple of nights worried he would stop breathing or get his arms stuck in the crib slats we've had better sleep these past couple nights than ever! He also became a thumb sucker which is a game changer in the self-soothing department and probably the most precious most adorable thing I've ever seen in my life! He takes two or three good naps a day during which I get tons of stuff done around the house scroll through instagram and then he goes down for bed between 6:30-7:30pm.
Favorites: Sticking out his tongue and blowing bubbles, reading/chewing on books, trying to pet Hunley and see what silly thing Hunley's doing now, jumping in his little jumper thing, laughing at animal sounds (particularly "cock-a-doodle-doo"), knocking down those stackable donut rings, yelling, squealing and growling like a "babysaurus," riding up in the grocery cart like a big boy, staring people down with his soul piercing, all knowing baby blues, sitting on daddy's shoulders,  bath time, still, of course, and making huge open mouth, scrunchy nose smiles that light up his whole face and tell me that I'm gonna be in serious trouble when he starts asking for things because how will I ever say no to that face with those dimples?

Not His Favorite: Anytime I try to wipe his nose. Hates it.
I think I say this every month but this is such a fun age!! Seeing his head lift up off the crib mattress, and then flash me that gummy smile in the mornings when I come into his room, knocks the rust right off my soul, no matter how many hours of sleep I got. And now that we've got a bit of a routine mostly figured out (for now at least) he's just the happiest little guy to go and do things with. Spending my day carrying around this lug, doing anything and everything to make him laugh, is my greatest privilege! So thankful that God chose me to be your mama sweet boy! 

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  1. He’s just the best. Can’t wait to see him soon xo

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  2. He is adorable and has grown so much since the last pictures! Wow!! Thanks for the updates!! I love reading about you and your sweet family... including Hunley!

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    1. He is getting so big! Looking back at my other monthly updates makes it even more obvious!! And poor Hunley, bless his heart! Tommy is fascinated by him though so I’m just praying for the days when the two of them are best buddies and Hubley can just relax haha.

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