Cooper :: Seven months


You are seven months old! Time keeps flying on by.

I say this every month, I know, but this has been the most fun month! You are such a fun, loving little boy. You have the sweetest little smile and giggle, it just kills me. For the most part, you are a very social baby and we can take you anywhere with us. Since mommy has been working late, you've been "helping" daddy outside, and you are perfectly content to play in your little exersaucer for an hour or so, as long as you are close to us.

You're definitely a pro at sitting up these days and don't really wobble anymore. You now love to be on your tummy and I think you are trying to figure out how to crawl, but can't build up the strength to pull up your belly just yet. But you are definitely a baby on the "move" and it's difficult to get you to sit still long enough for a picture.

In headline news, you have a tooth! That's right, it popped up on Friday (6.22) just one day before you turned 7 months. Had to sneak it in there while you were still a six-month-old, I suppose. Daddy & I can tell them dern toofers are still bothering you, though, and we hope that second one breaks through really soon.

You love to "talk!" You've really found that voice and want to make sure everyone else knows that you are around! When we took Daddy to Buffalo Wild Wings for Father's Day, you were vocal the entire time - thank goodness we went at an "off" time when there weren't a lot of customers there.

After months of staring us down while we eat, we finally let you dig into some food this month. Boy, you love your food, sweet boy! We started out with one cube, once a day. A week later, we were at one cube for lunch and two for dinner, and now it's two cubes, twice a day.

You've had green beans, carrots, peas, sweet potatoes, zucchini/squash, bananas and avocado. You really like peas, sweet potatoes and avocado, but will eat anything.

sweet potato face
Here is your typical day, now that Mommy is on summer hours: wake up at 6:15 a.m. and nurse; nap around 9-10:30 a.m.; bottle (8 ounces, pumped) at 11 a.m.; solids at 12:30 p.m.; nap around 1-2:30 p.m.; bottle (6 ounces, pumped) around 4-4:30 p.m.; solids around 6 p.m.; catnap around 7 p.m.; nurse at 8-8:30 p.m. then bed. It's a great schedule!

You love your sleep, and luckily teething didn't change that. Since you've figured out how to flip from your back to your tummy, also new this month, you sleep on your tummy quite a bit. It's sweet.

Over the past few weeks, you've really discovered that darn thumb. Not so sweet. OK, it does look awfully precious, but we really don't want to see you get in the habit of that. Of course, you sometimes seem to think it's a game with us constantly pulling your thumb out of your mouth, so I'mnot sure how to combat that.

Little Mister, you really love to play, especially things that make lots of noise! Mommy pulled out your activity table a few weeks ago and you think it's lots of fun. It keeps you entertained in the mornings when Mommy & Daddy are getting ready.

Let's see, what else? OH! Now that you are sitting up well on your own, we let you sit in the actual shopping cart. Of course, you also get to ride in the "buddy seat" in Paw Paw's tractor, and had your first tractor and combine rides this month.

Mom, I just woke up from a nap. Stop taking my picture!
You are starting to actually take an interest when we read you books. Of course, you still love TV and will turn your head to watch. You often reach for the remote and Mommy & Daddy's phones. At Grandma's house, you like to stick your fingers in the holes of her Crocs, and you have a blast playing with plastic lids.

I swear, every month my heart grows bigger & bigger with all the love I have for you. You are most definitely my pride and joy, and pretty much all that life is about these days. I love you to the moon and back, my little love bug! I hope you are always just as sweet and happy as you are right now.



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  1. Look at that precious boy sitting up! That first picture is adorable!! :)

  2. Yay for 7 months old! Ever month it just keeps getting better and better!! He is precious!!


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