Saturday, March 24, 2012

Graham || 7 months!

Dear Graham,

You are 7 months old.  Such a great age.  You are so smiley and happy.  You are very laid back and it's so fun watching your little personality develop.  You are really just the cutest little brother ever!

You weigh around 19 lbs and are around 27.5 inches long.  You are wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers. 

You are still nursing -- in the morning, evening and before bed.  You take 2 bottles at daycare, usually around 7 oz.  You are eating baby food twice a day.  Cereal at daycare and then a fruit or veggie at dinner time.  We are still making our way through everything.  I'm still making your baby food and you've pretty much had everything recommended for stage 1 except green beans and pears.  You'll get those this week.  Once we go through those we'll move to 3 times a day.  So far so good.  You definitely prefer the fruits but you also really like carrots.

Every time I do a monthly update and talk about sleep, I jinx myself.  Let's just say things are really good right now.  You usually go down between 7:30-8:00pm and wake up around 7am.  You aren't on a great nap schedule and you usually just catnap at daycare.  We are working on this.  We are also working on laying you down awake for your naps and letting you put yourself to sleep.  You are pretty good at that.  But night time I still nurse/rock you to sleep.  No plans to stop that anytime's the sweetest part of my day!

You love to sit in the floor and play with toys.  They usually go straight to your mouth.  You are getting better and better at sitting up.  When we lay you down you start flipping from your back to your belly and back again.  And you have officially found your feet.  You love to grab them and put them in your mouth.  You also like to play in your jumper and the walker.

You are saying da-da and doing lots of jibber jabbering.  You still love to be held and I still love to hold you.  You REALLY love your brother and you think he's pretty funny.  That makes two of us!  He can get the biggest smiles and laughs from you.  And watching you two interact and smile and laugh together melts me!

You brighten up our lives.  I thank God every single day that I get to be your mommy!

I love you more than you will ever know!

Here are some pictures of you at 7 months: