Monday, July 15, 2013

Bradley {seven months}

On the 4th of July, we not only celebrated our country's independence, we also celebrated you turning 7 months old! Wow!! I say it every month, but you never cease to amaze us with all the growth you're making in only one short month's time. Your seventh month has been so much fun to see your motor skills developing, and your personality shine through. You are so awesome, and so much fun to be around!!
We made an impromptu doctor's visit this month, thinking you may have had an ear infection. Turns out, you were just having teething pain. No teeth yet, though! Where are those silly teeth?! At the visit you weighed in at 20lbs 5oz. Big guy! Not exactly sure of your length, but you are just about grown out of your baby carrier. You are wearing 9-12month clothing, and are in size 3 diapers still.

Eating has gone very well! We are doing a mix of purees and baby led weaning. We are very surprised at your coordination in picking food up off your tray and making it to your mouth. You have loved just about every food you've tried so far. You've had: sweet potato, carrots, peas, butternut squash, avocado, applesauce, banana, watermelon, and some other random foods from mommy and daddy sparingly. You are still drinking roughly 35oz of expressed breast milk daily.
Bradley bear, you are crawling!!..and fast! You started off with an army crawl, and within a week you were mastering the full on crawl. You can crawl to your destination and then switch to sitting upward, and vice versa. Another milestone you hit between six and seven months was transitioning to sleeping through the night in your crib. At first, it was harder on mommy then it was you. But you showed her how grown up you're becoming. As soon as your drink your night time ba-ba we lay you in your crib, hand you a paci and as easy as that, you roll over and fall asleep. It was much easier than we expected! You lay down at about 9pm and sleep until mommy wakes you up at 6am to leave for daycare. On weekends, you sleep until about 7:30-8am. We are so proud of you!

This month we have gone swimming a few times. You don't mind the water, but you're only amused for so long. You prefer bath time to splish splash around over a large pool :) You also love being around your Mimi and Cappy and your cousins. You love to "talk" to everyone too. You loved spending time with your Aunt Sidney before she moved to Florida, and you enjoy clapping and waving to her on Skype! Everyone loves being around you; you are such a joy, Bradley!
Baby bear, we love you so much. I think that's all there is to it! We love the cuddles, the kisses and hugs on demand..just everything! We love that you keep us on our toes around the house and with all of your new developments. We love being your parents! Happy seven months, sweet boy.

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