Rhett Kauffman: 7 Months Old

June was a big month for you - you started eating pureed solids (you can't get enough!), you mastered the arts of sitting up unassisted and crawling, you are legit playing with toys, you've started reaching for us, and you recognize your name!  Like a said, B I G month!  I'm going to make this short and sweet because we're already halfway to eight months...but with the 4th of July, Brantley's birthday, and our vacation to FL, I have a good excuse! ;)

A few seven-month things to note:

You are exponentially happier these days!  Your daddy chalks it up to eating, but I think it's because you're crawling and you don't get bored.  Likely some of both!  Regardless, happier baby = happier house!

You love food.  Like adore it.  Can't get enough.  We can't feed you fast enough and the amount you can put down in one sitting is unbelievable.

Speaking of, it's definitely helped your lack of pooping issue.  And now sometimes I wish you only pooped once every three days! 

We re-baby proofed our house!  Your brothers and I cleaned out the toy boxes and got rid of all the small toys.  They were both extremely concerned about you getting ahold of something you should't.  It was actually very sweet.

You do smile a lot.  But never when the big camera comes up!

7 Months of Rhett

Size: Not sure but Daddy swears you've gained pounds since starting on solids!

Words: Lots of raspberries + babbles + coos, but the latest - you yell.  Loudly!

Activity: Crawling (but not yet into everything = best case scenario), sitting upright, watching your brothers, and playing with toys.  I don't remember your brothers playing with toys at this age, but you can sit and play with / study something for a good five minutes.

Food: 6 ounces of formula four or five times per day plus veggies or fruits, rice or oatmeal twice per day. 

Sleep: 11ish hours overnight.

Bedtime/Waketime: Bedtime around 7:30pm and you typically wake around 6:30am.

Hair: Still reddish, but at times it looks blond, as well.  Not a ton of hair yet.  

Eyes: Blue with growing eyelashes!

Teeth: None at seven months (but that has since changed...I'll save that for 8-month update).

Wardrobe: Hey hey, we're finally in 6-9 month clothing!

Diapers: Size 2, but need to move up badly!

Likes: FOOD, your paci, naps, the ceiling fan, your brothers, being held, car/stroller rides, being talked to, chewing on your fingers, your mama, observing everything around you.

Dislikes: Being hungry, being tired, being left alone, and when I dress or undress you and the shirt goes over your eyes!  Arms usually go flailing!

Mommy Update: Finally feel pre-baby confident!

Mommy's Fave - This is seriously the best baby age!!!  I just want to soak it all in!  But I especially love when you chew on your bottom lip and your cheeks plump out.  Nothing says baby like squishy little cheeks!


  1. What a sweet boy! Yay for solids. It really was a big month for Rhett. How sweet was it that the boys were concerned about him getting a hold of the little toys! Melt me! He’s sleeping 11ish hours a night? What a dream baby! You take the best pictures of your boys!!

  2. Rhett!!! He is such a cutie pie! June was a big month for him! Food is always the answer ;) So, seriously, give me your sleep secrets, Ive never had a baby sleep more than 5 hours at a time during the night (and also why co-sleeping was a must!)