Sunday, September 19, 2010
7 months old
Luke turned 7 months old yesterday - where is the time going??
I weighed him and he came in at 19 lbs, 10 oz - such a little chunk! :) He's down to 4 bottles - 7 1/2 oz each. He eats a mid-morning breakfast of oatmeal and fruit and then has a dinner of veggies and a little more fruit. We've given him some puffs, yogurt melts, bitter biscuits, and mum-mums. For the most part, if he gets an actual solid food in his mouth - he'll cry. (Nevermind that he's the one that put it there!) Then he can't figure out how to get it OUT of his mouth, and the puffs especially like to stick to his lip. It's so pitiful. Today he actually seemed to somewhat like the mum-mums though (kind of like a rice cake cracker) and ate the entire thing. He's great at the pincher-grasp and can pick up the small things on his tray - just has some trouble getting them to his mouth. Oh well, it's just for fun anyways.
His sleeping has regressed a little. He has been fighting naps and has been waking up once in the night - usually just for us to give him his pacifier back and soothe him for a few minutes and then right back to sleep. I'm hoping that it's just been because of teething.
Speaking of - he has another tooth! The top middle left tooth is through the gums and now we're working on the one right next to it. Hopefully in a week or so we'll officially have 4 teeth!
The biggest thing from the past month is that he finally rolled over - and now won't stop. If I'm changing his diaper, if he's supposed to be napping ... he'd rather roll over and play. Proof - this was about 20 minutes after he went down for his nap.
He's starting to get his knees tucked under him occasionally, but when he does that he face plants into the ground. He can scoot in circles and side to side just fine though.
He's so much more aware of his surroundings everyday. He's also learning how things work and cause/effect. He has a dinosaur toy that you drop balls into, and also a ramp for his cars. He knows that the balls go into the hole and then sound/lights happen - and he'll put the ball towards the hole - just can't get it in himself. Much like the car/ramp - he'll hit the ramp with the car, but won't let go of it to let it go down.
He also has no fear. If he's sitting or standing against something and sees something else he wants - he'll lunge for it.
Also, to the joy of his daddy, he's learned to actually turn the steering wheel on his car toy.
He's a happy happy baby, but at times can get the most serious look on his face. Mostly when we meet new people and he's sizing them up. At times like this Jason likes to quote the Joker in Batman, "Why so serious?"
He LOVES other kids. We've had such a great time at various play dates and at the children's museum. I think he watches them thinking, "how can I do that??"
He's becoming quite attached to mommy and daddy. One of my best mommy moments was a few weeks ago when I picked him up from school. I came into the room and he was in a walker. He saw me and just lit up! Then he started to "walk" towards me (which I'd never seen him do before) and lifted his arms up. I picked him up and he threw his arms around my neck and came at me for a huge open mouthed kiss. It made me cry. :)
On the flip side - a few times when we've dropped him off in the mornings he's started crying as we leave. Breaks out hearts.
I'm sure this is long enough, so here is one final cute picture. I went to a consignment sale last week and bought him a winter hat - and of course we needed to try it on: