you are 7 months old!
|Watching the rattle Mommy is shaking to keep his attention and prevent him from crawling off the chair.|
At seven months, you-
- weigh between 17 and 18 lbs.
- are wearing size 3 diapers (this is the size your sister was wearing when we finished potty-training her at 2.5 years)
- are wearing size 6 month and 9 month clothing. You are so long that alot of the 6 month onesies are too small, but the bottoms still fit.
- are not so fond of naps. You typically take 3 naps a day, ranging between 30 and 60 minutes.
- still typically get up twice a night. And eat. And then go back to sleep. I keep reminding myself that you won't be doing this forever. In the meantime...I'm drinking lots of coffee.
- are, however, pretty good about "sleeping on the run". You will sleep in the car or Ergo just as easily as you will sleep in your bed.
- started belly-crawling a few weeks ago, and are now a pro. Your favorite new toys are cords, and anything your sister leaves on the floor that you're not supposed to have.
- cut BOTH bottom teeth on the same day, the day after you hit 7 months. It has been a miserable couple of days for us all, but you seem to be feeling a little bit better.
- are a happy little eater. In addition to pureed foods, we're starting to experiment a little bit with finger foods, as you're likely to steal things off my plate anyway.
- can not only sit independently, but also push yourself from your tummy into a sitting position. You're now trying to pull yourself up onto your knees (or feet), but the strength isn't quite there yet. Which is okay by me.
- are still taking prescription Zantac, but on a very low dosage now. You'll have weaned off by the time you go to the doctor again at 9 months.
- are just a few days away from completing your DOC Band therapy. It has had its ups and downs, but we're happy we went forward with the process and are pleased with the results.
- are about to embark on your first long roadtrip to Atlanta next week. Here's hoping you handle that experience in your usual, chill way!
Onward and upward!