7 Months Old

I can’t believe Evan is 7 months already!

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Here’s a little update on his development:

Eating – So far he’s tried Rice Cereal, Avocado (which made him really gassy), Sweet Potato, Peas, and Oatmeal Cereal.  He does pretty good and opens his month for bites now.  He is eating breakfast and dinner, but no lunch yet.  So far, we can’t tell if he prefers some foods to others…although it seemed like he went on a anti-pea strike last night.  We do a combination of homemade and organic store bought baby foods. I am very proud to say that we are still going strong breastfeeding at 7 months!  Evan nurses every day at 8, 11, 2, 5, 8 and a few times throughout the night.  He’s gone from pooping about once a week to twice a week with the addition of solids.

Growing Big and Strong –  Just last week Evan starting sitting up. One day he just did it…and now he’s a champion sitter! He seems so close to crawling, but hasn’t yet.  He can scoot all over the floor, and roll to where he wants to go.  He can also rotate his whole body in a circle to track the dog around the room with a quickness. He’s 17lbs 6oz now, and feeling heavier by the day!

New Sounds – His favorite sounds to make are still spit noises, but he also says “Mamamama” (especially when he’s upset), and today started to say “Bleh” and “Blah.” I have been calling him the little germ sprinkler because he has a cold and likes to blow raspberries into the air which sends spit at Mommy and Daddy.

Playtime – His favorite toys are Sophie the Giraffe (a great teether), his activity table, Goober, and this musical zoo that Grandma Barby bought him.  And he LOVES books.  Not so much sitting down quietly to read them with Mommy, but turning the pages and grabbing/biting the edges. His favorites right now are “That’s Not My Monster” and “Hippos Go Berserk.”

Giggles and Grins – There are several things that make Evan giggle on a regular basis now. He laughs when Mommy and Daddy hold him up high and kiss his belly or nuzzle his neck.  He is constantly smiling at the dog, and especially likes it when she sits still for him to pet her. He also smiles every time we wipe him with a cold wipe during a diaper change, and he loves to be naked. He still thinks it’s hilarious to grab and pull Mommy or Daddy’s hair…ouch.

Sleep – Evan is still not doing great on his sleep. He wants to stay awake to experience the world, and fights sleep with every ounce in his body. Most days, he’ll take about three 30 minute naps, sometimes longer if he is in his car seat while out and about, or has fallen asleep on a walk in his stroller. Most nights he’ll wake 3-4 times to nurse and be close to Mommy and Daddy.

I think that’s enough for now.

3 Responses to “7 Months Old”

  1. Barbara says:

    That deep blue is another great color for Evan! It sure brings out the blue in his eyes. Thanks for sharing more adorable poses along with all the other information. It is great to be able to keep up with Evan’s changes and to know his likes and dislikes. We can all share a part in his life even though distance separates us. Computer technology is wonderful!

    Hugs and kisses from Grandma Barby and Grandpa Bob

  2. Ree says:

    Love the new look Becky! Really cute and fitting. I agree Grandma Barby, the blue enhances those beautiful blue baby eyes! — Thanks for all the updates! Love, Ree

  3. Liz and Larry says:

    Thanks for the update! What a healthy and happy boy. We like the new website design–colorful and alot of fun. Keep those updates coming!
    Love,
    Grandma and Grandpa Hill