Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Graham 7 months


Mr. Personality,

That's what we will call you from now on. You are all character and and absolute joy to be around. Never a dull moment and I imagine that won't be changing anytime soon. The main thing about your personality that we enjoy the most is your pure happiness. I know babies seem to be happy in general, but there is just something special about you and the way you smile. The way you light up the room. The way you interact with others simply through your facial expressions. We get told a lot by strangers how happy you are. It instantly puts a smile on their face. And I love that you can have that sort of effect on others. I say that smiles are so important in this world, and if you could change a moment for someone or make their day, then that may bring more good into this world.

This past month:

SIZES

Weight:
Clothes: 6-9 months
Shoes: No shoes yet
Diapers: 3

FEEDING

You continue to BF about every 2 hours while awake. However, during our trip to Hilton Head, you lasted anywhere from 3-5 hours at a time. During the night you just wake up once to eat, and then go right. We have also continued to do solids 2-3 times a day and you are doing okay with them. Lets just say you know what you like and what you don't like. So far carrots, apples, bananas, squash, sweet potato, avocado, and kiwis have been a go. Green veggies? Not so much. You give me this face like I have done something terrible. You also love love love yogurt melts. A lot. And so does your sissy. And mama too.

SLEEPING

You continue to be a great sleeper! In fact, I feel that if we were not so busy running around town with your sister that you would sleep even more than you do now. So far you take about 3 naps a day, one 2 hour nap, and then 2 cat naps depending on whether we are out and about {so in the car} or if we are at home {then in the crib fro about 30-40 minutes at a time}. You go down at night between 7:30-8 and wake up about 12 hours later with 1 time wake up call in the middle of the night.

You love to be rocked like a baby. Love it. Something that your sister never really enjoyed. Most nights we have to rock you to sleep and if we put you down before you are in a deep sleep, you sure make it known. So back to rocking we go. I don't mind it one bit. In fact I cherish those sweet quiet moments with you.

ACTIVITY

I mentioned last month that right before your 6 month birthday you started crawling on us. Army crawling all over the place. Well, a couple weeks ago you started full fledged crawling like a big boy. As a result, you keep busy for much longer periods of time. Which is great because you play independently so well. Cruising along in the the playroom from one toy/activity to the next. Always wanting to be wherever big sister is. This has also resulted in more free time for mama which is good because dishes are finally getting cleaned and laundry is getting washed.

Your favorite toys with play with are: sticks, anything with wheels on them, and anything you can use to bang. I have made a mental note that it's time for me to go out and actually buy you some trucks and cars and such... it's a new thing for us over here.
HOW IS SISSY DOING

She loves you more and more every day. Truly. You are the first thing she asks about in the morning {after banana of course}. She gets so excited when you wake up, "He's awake mama, he's awake!" Then she proceeds to say "Hiiii little guy, good morning smiley face, you smiling me? you smiling me?" all while ticking you and giving you kisses. She really does great with you for how young she is and it has been so wonderful to watch you two become closer and closer. I imagine that when you start walking you will be running after her and once you pick up the pace, you two will be chasing each other. Not sure why, but this gets me so excited for the years ahead. I know that you two may not always get along, but I sure hope you both understand the importance of family and love.

------ I know I am missing so much more. Whenever I think about you, it brings the biggest smile on my face. Whenever I think about all the happiness that you have brought into our lives. I cannot wait to watch you grow and see your personality unfold. We have many many more wonderful years to come, and we are just so proud of every part of who you are already. We love you, to the moon and back, over and over again. Love, Mama, Papa, and Sissy

10 comments:

  1. He looks just like you, Becky! My second born is sweet and content like that too. I think we Mama's are so much more laid back! :-) I sure need some of those sleeping habits to rub off on Owen! Lol.

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  2. He is adorable! Seems so hard to believe that he's 7 months old already. Wasn't it just yesterday you were posting about his birth? Time sure does fly!

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  3. He is so cute! I love his hair too. It doesn't look like it'll turn blond... but I said the same about my daughter.

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  4. He lookx EXACTLY like you! I always thought E did too, but since Graham's hair is brown it is even more obvious! SO CUTE!

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  5. I can't believe he is crawling!! My little boy is 1 day older (Christmas baby) and so enjoy seeing what your little man is up to too!

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  6. He is so adorable...they grow up way too fast! Waaaaah!

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  7. Reminds me so much of my Abe! He's adorable, Becky! :)

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  8. He is so cute. Looks just like you.

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