Friday, July 27, 2012

7 months-

Well, my little guy is 7 months today. It's amazing how fast he's growing. We're having eating/sleep issues, issues with him pinching and kicking me too, but we also have cuddles and laughter... there's really nothing better.

He gets on his hands and knees now, mostly he just rocks back and forth when he does that. He's trying to figure out how to move forward, and I have a feeling it won't be much longer... then he'll be crawling and I'll be chasing him everywhere. Oh, and he discovered the joys of hitting his toys on surfaces for that nice "bang" sound.

He LOVES petting the cats. I think that his biggest motivator towards crawling is his desire to catch them. Toys? Pfft. Oh look, there's a kitty! Only one of the cats likes him though, poor kid!

I'm still making his baby food, that seems to be going well. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing healthy meals for us and for him, and it feels good. It's definitely cheaper to make his food this way. Of course, he'll be moving on to thicker stuff soon, and things to chew. Yikes.

I held him today and it just hit me how large he is now. He's so much heavier, and longer... a huge difference from that small baby I brought home. I have to put away his 6 month clothes tonight because they're getting too snug... the 9 month stuff fits him perfect. His swing is getting packed up too, since he's outgrown it. He uses his Jumparoo a lot now anyway. He's going to outgrow his infant car seat soon too, so we we're on the hunt for a convertible one. It's just as well, he's getting heavy and he's started sitting up in the grocery cart and using high chairs in restaurants anyway.

He rolls over all the time in his sleep. He likes sleeping face down or on his side, and it scares the hell out of me. I know there's nothing I can do about it, and the risk of SIDS is lower now, but it still scares me. I flip him back, then he flips back... repeat. Hopeless. The side sleeping I can deal with, but when he lays on his belly he likes to lay face down (like his father, I might add). I don't like it. (*sigh*)


Rebecca said...

That has to be scary to see him sleeping on his stomach. I remember when I first starting babysitting, we were instructed to place the infant in the crib on their stomach. I said to my dad one night when he picked me up that I put them on their back...he yelled at me for that. Funny I was smart enough to know better than to smoosh the face of the kid! said...

I co-slept with C until she was about 8 months. She slept the best on her side, I think because of the reflux. Even that had me up at night making sure she was still breathing. He's so close to crawling!! It gets so much busier after they learn to move :) E used to want the remote control/cell phones more than anything else. It was hilarious.

AnotherDreamer said...

Melissa, oh he's obsessed with the tv remote, our x-box controller, and our phones. He loves pushing buttons, even if they don't do anything lol.

Rebecca, I have a hard time understanding people putting their kids on their bellies when doctors advise against it. I'm extra paranoid, but still...

Celia said...

James and Peter both do it. I HATE IT. I keep their rooms chilly with the fan on. And no blankets for Jamie.