Monday, July 30, 2012

7 Months Old- 7/30/12

To my little Huntsman,

Today you are 7 months old! You are now closer to being a toddler than to being a newborn which I admit makes me a little sad. I miss my teeny, squishy little baby. BUT you have gotten to be so much fun! You are really like a little person now that interacts with us and plays and laughs. I'm amazed everyday with how smart you are and how quickly you are learning to do things all on your own. I feel like I will blink and you will be driving off to college. Try not to grow up too fast my little man. Mama and Daddy love you very very much. 

Weight/Length- No well check this month and our scale at home has a dead battery but my guess would be that you weigh about 22 pounds and are about 27 inches long. At this rate you'll be sharing clothes with daddy in a few months.

Eating- You are still getting about the same amount of milk during the day- I nurse you in the morning, then you get three 6oz bottles of breastmilk during the day, sometimes I nurse you again when I get home depending on when you've had your last bottle and then you get an 8oz bottle of formula before bed. You've pretty much dropped your middle of the night feeding. In addition to all the milk you are getting two meals of solids a day. You get a jar of either a fruit or veggie for lunch at daycare and then the opposite for dinner. You've loved everything we've given you. You are also able to chew on the MumMum snacks and we've attempted giving you big pieces of fruit but you prefer to just play with it rather than try to eat it.

Sleep- The sleep has gotten MUCH better and I thank you for that. You go to bed between 8-8:30pm and most nights sleep straight through until 6am. Sometimes you'll wake up around 10:30pm needing to be burped or wanting your pacifier and sometimes you'll wake up early around 5am. I usually just bring you into bed and try to get you to go back to sleep. You take 2-3 naps a day, usually a long two hour nap in the morning and then shorter 45 minute naps in the afternoon.

Clothes- You are mainly in 9 month and 12 month clothes though there are still a few 6 month onesies that I can squeeze you into. You outgrow shorts really fast because of your chunky thighs.

Diapers- Still in size 3 diapers and hopefully will be for a little while.

Appearance- Your hair is still a very very light brown with hints of red in the sunlight and it's really filling in now. You have a nice head of hair. Your eyes are still a pretty grey/blue and sometimes even look a little green. I really don't think they will turn brown like your daddy has. You also now have two bottom teeth that make your smile even cuter which I didn't think was possible.

Personality- People always comment on what a happy baby you are and it's true. You only get a little fussy sometimes in the early evening though not nearly as bad as your newborn days. You do great when we're out in public, you love to smile at everyone and just watch what's going on around you. You also are laughing a lot more, though everytime you laugh you get the hiccups. You are learning to entertain yourself and play independently much better. You get very frustrated when you aren't able to get where you want to go or get the attention you feel you deserve at that exact moment. Now that you're more mobile you've become very curious which means we have to keep a constant eye on you.

Likes-
-You love the water. You love the bath and the pool and always splash the water with your feet and hands.
-You still love daycare and get very excited when I drop you off in the mornings. And all the ladies there love you and fuss over you. You've also started to actually play with the other babies.
-You love to eat solids as well as the MumMums
-You love being on your belly and trying to crawl around.
-You love the toys that make noises and have lights or movement.
-You are starting to enjoy sleeping on your belly more.

Milestones-
-You started saying "da da" and now say it ALL. THE. TIME.
-You can now crawl around on your belly and get up on all fours and rock back and forth.
-You celebrated your first 4th of July.
-You can now sit up unassisted for a long stretch of time.
-You sat in your first restaurant high chair and loved it.
-You got your first head ultrasound and did great during it.
-You tried MumMums for the first time.
-You met your future best friend Fisher who is 5 months younger than you.
-You went to the mall for the first time.
-You can now ride in the baby part of the shopping cart without sitting in your carseat.


A few new photos from the past month:

7 Month Photo Shoot

Wearing his "Treasure Hunter" shirt

Fascinated by the outdoors

Playing with a new toy from grandma and grandpa

Excited for football season to start soon.

Napping in his pack n play. He's turned into a belly sleeper.

Wearing daddy's hat.

7 comments:

Heather said...

Happy 7-month birthday, Hunter! That "Treasure Hunter" shirt is so cute!

Nicole-Lynn said...

It is so crazy how big he is and how much he's changed! He is so cute!

Stephanie said...

Hunter is getting so big!! I just love watching him grow. I wonder if this makes me a creep since I don't know you or your family. If so, I'm okay with that because he is just so darn handsome!

Fiona aka DRMama said...

Wow, 7 months... time flies! He is getting so pick and definitely more adorable by the day! I love all of the new photos! It sounds as if he has been up to lots of fun this month. What a cutie.

Lexi said...

What a cutie - he has such a great little smile!!

I found your blog over at Saying I Do... congrats on your Liebster!

Hope we can be blog buddies!!

www.homesweethoosier.com

The Hudack Family said...

I can't believe he's 7 months already. Makes me sad thinking about Savannah's 1st birthday just around the corner also.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Awww he is too adorable!