Today you turn 7 months old, and as usual, I cannot believe it. This has been a big month of changes. In the biggest of all changes, YOU ARE MOBILE! I simply cannot believe that. Gone are the days of putting you on a blanket and you would stay there. Also, gone are the days of leaving things out. You are getting your hands on any and everything you can see. Some of your favorites are leaves, Bo's toys and bones. yum.
You are also doing a great job at sitting and catching yourself when you start to fall. It is only a matter of time before you are grabbing and pulling up on things. I can see that you are already starting reach toward things like the couch or the railing on your bed. You can stand next to objects if we help you get there. You love toys, and at this age, I love that a new toy every few minutes keeps you fully entertained. You are also doing a great job riding in your stroller and watching everything and everyone around you. That is a HUGE help to us!
You have learned to clap, which is one of the most adorable things I've ever seen along with your big gummy grin. I couldn't be more in love with you, my sweet, happy boy.
You are still pretty set on your 8pm bedtime, but you adapted quickly and easily to the time change last weekend, which was a huge relief to both your dad and me. You have also relaxed a bit with your nap times and have learned to nap in the car set on the go.
As far as eating, you have really taken to solids and you now eat two solid meals a day, but we will be moving to three very soon. So far you like to eat:
- butternut squash
- sweet potatoes
- plain yogurt
- boiled egg yolk
- garbanzo beans
- rice cereal
So far, you don't care for:
- green beans
You are a great eater, but by no means a neat one. You'd prefer that I just shovel the food in as quickly as possible and not clean you up as we go. At a typical meal, you eat 2 or 3 ice cubes of veggie, 2 cubes of fruit plus an egg yolk or yogurt and a cereal. That is a LOT!
We are right in the middle of fall, and the weather has been beautiful here. Almost every day we like to go out side and sit on a blanket and watch cars, people and dogs go by. You are almost always happy when we are out there.
You still LOVE Bo, and why wouldn't you? He is having to get used to the fact that you are now mobile and wanting to chase him. Yesterday he was trying to get my attention by barking and he was also coughing a little bit and you thought it was the funniest things ever. We've heard you laugh. You do it quite often, but nothing like you were laughing at Bo. It was the cutest thing ever!
You are at a age right now that is so much fun as you are learning and exploring new things everyday.
I love you,
Here are a few more pictures from our front yard the other day. We just love the fall colors and weather and this sweet boy's infectious smile!
Egan loves the leaves. The way they crunch in his hands...
The way they look...
Even the way they taste...
hmmmm... maybe he doesn't like the taste as much...
... but he's thinking about it!