William 7 Months

Buddy,

Another month in the books bud! This month seemed relatively quiet on the development forum and was just a little more un-eventful in a good way.

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New skills and tricks You blow bubbles all the time and think you’re hilarious; which mostly you are. You tolerate tummy time. I wouldn’t say you like it or you’re there often but you often roll from your back to your tummy to get things and then usually wine for us to get you to a sitting position or pick you up. With that said, you do sleep on your tummy about half the time (other half on your side) and spin yourself all the way around in your crib.

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My favorite milestone you’ve hit this month is putting your arms up for me to get you. It isn’t super defined yet, but I know what you mean. You love to nuzzle into my leg or chest. You’ve also learned how to give ‘kisses’ which means you lean forward with your mouth wide open; which to pretty much everyone but me is disgusting, but I think it sweet. I’ll gladly take your slobber. Eating You’re still doing a great job nursing and I love that I can come down and nurse you in the day. It is always the best part of my ‘work day’. Most days I’m down there twice and occasionally have to come down a third time, but usually we just head out for the day then. On average you’re probably nursing 5 times a day. You also continue to inhale baby food and have yet to discover something you don’t like. You eat three containers a day and will usually have a mum-mum cracker and some puffs too. When you first started eating the puffs, you would kind of gag on them, but now you’re a pro. The hand to mouth coordination needs some improvement but you’re getting there. I love watching you grab them and try and figure out how to get it from your palm into your mouth. Hopefully this next month we’ll work on more real food and less baby food. For example break up a banana instead of the processed banana baby food. Daddy and I are also way more relaxed with you than we were with Lexi. You have enjoyed cheese, bread, donuts, ice cream and i’m sure several other sweet foods that Lexi didn’t get to try until after she was one. IMG_5540

Sleep

Sleep is still a question mark in your little world with very little consistency. You fall asleep nursing most nights between 7 and 8 and will sleep until 6 or 6:30. About half the time, you’ll fall asleep nursing and then sleep until 7ish when Lexi wakes up. The other half, you’re up and I’ll just bring you into work with me. Nap times can vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours (if we’re VERY lucky). The shorter end usually happen at daycare and the longer stretches at home. You’ll nap about twice a day; around 10:30ish and then again at 1:30ish. Sometimes, we can just put you down awake and you’ll fall asleep. Other times, you yell and scream for 45+ minutes until we come get you. Very rarely will you fall asleep in the car and if you do, you always wake up the moment the car stops. This next month, I’m going to work on always putting you to sleep awake to get you into a better rhythm and help teach those self soothing skills.

Love,
Mama

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