Holden Beckett: 7 Months Old!

Here we are!  The upward side of one-half of a year.  There are only five months until your first birthday and I think it's finally sinking in that I no longer have a wee little baby!  (Or did I say that last month?)  Your sixth month of life brought about a bigger interest in solids, your first taste of water, your first bite (and then some) of a Mum Mum, and baths like a big boy {in the bath seat}.  You can sit unassisted {for a short while anyway} and, for the first time {today actually}, you army crawled!  I swear you're fussier now than you were at two months old.  I blame it on your naps (or lack thereof) and the time change a few weeks ago.  You get so tired by 7pm and seem to practically beg us to put you to bed.  Teething could also be a culprit, though none have popped through just yet.  Otherwise, it's just the same old, same old.  We're enjoying each and every day (fussy baby and all) and can't imagine our family without you!


7-Month Update:

Size - 17 pounds is a complete guesstimate

Words - Just lots of babbles, squeals, and giggles.

Activity - You spend most of your time these days on the floor.  Rolling, scooting backwards, and now army crawling!  You love watching your brother's every move, as well as getting your hands on his toys.  (He doesn't love it, however.)  You still spend a lot of time in your doorway bouncer.  You've learned how to swing back and forth in it (you bounce a couple of times and then pick up your feet to swing and swing) and some days, I swear you could swing for hours!

Food - 6 to 7 ounces of formula 5 times per day.  Solids (rice or oatmeal + a fruit or veggie or both) twice per day.  So far, you've had bananas, pears, prunes, butternut squash, sweet potato, avocado, and carrots, with a few more options in our freezer.  You have developed a bigger interest in solids than you had a month ago, but you're still not die-hard crazy about them either.

Sleep - You sleep about ten hours each night.  Naps are still short and very inconsistent, which make for miserably fussy evenings most nights. :(

Bedtime/Waketime - The time change a couple of weeks ago brought about an earlier bedtime.  It was apparent you were exhausted come 7pm, so bedtime is around 7:30 each night.  You still go to sleep shortly after we lay you down, no fuss and no rocking necessary.  You usually wake between 5:30 and 6am.  Sometimes (weekends) you fuss your way back to sleep for awhile, other times (weekdays), I get you up.

Hair - Light brown.

Eyes - Bright blue

Teeth - Nothing official.  But the fussiness...there just has to be a tooth soon!

Wardrobe - Pretty true to size.  Mostly 6 to 9 months, but you can still wear some 3 to 6 month items.

Diapers - Size 2

Likes - Brantley, Kinnick, Mum Mums, your doorway bouncer, being held, being talked to, sticking out your tongue, any toy of Brantley's that you can get your hands on!

Dislikes - Being tired.  Having your nose wiped.

Mommy's Fave - I feel like you still have a sweet, baby smell.  I know it won't last much longer, so I'm enjoying it before it disappears for good!

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