You are seven months old today, big guy! We are now on the opposite half of your first year, and I am having some sadness about you growing up so quickly, but also so happy that you are growing and thriving, even if it is too soon! At your six month well visit last month you were scooting around on the floor and rolling in all directions, and your pediatrician said to me that she felt that you would be pulling to stand within the next week or so. She was right - you pulled to stand for the first time the very next day. Since then, you have been standing at every opportunity. Your favorite activities are eating the coffee table, eating the recliner, eating the couch, climbing the step from the living room into the kitchen, and you LOVE to fall over and knock your head on things.
I have renamed you to bruiser, because you have a gigantic bruise on the left side of your forehead at all times. As soon as one bruise begins to fade, you somehow get another bruise on top of it (I tried to edit it out in the photo above, but you can still kind of see it). I sure hope you get some stability and balance soon!
You love food. Especially mum mum cookies and crackers. I think that your favorite part is holding them and feeding yourself. You also still love beets (ew), and you are a huge fan of peas. You do not like bananas (maybe the only baby ever to hate banana?), and aren’t a big fan of fruit. You still nurse like a champ also!
You have become really funny this month, always interacting with us. You like to scrunch up your face and breathe in and out really quickly, and think it is the best ever if we do it back. You also babble ALL DAY LONG, saying mamamamama dada dada bababababa and other fun things.
Because you are on the move SO MUCH, you have become very difficult to photograph. I tried for DAYS to get a decent photo of you for this post, and this is all I could come up with! Oh, and you still have one single tooth, and it is the cutest, funniest thing to have a cutie boy with a single tooth.
All in all, this month has been a dream, has flown by quickly, and has had you keeping us on our toes! We love you so much, but PLEASE don’t start walking next month ;)