Well well well, look who is neglecting Anderson updates…again.
Our sweet boy is seven months old. He’s 19.2 lbs, 27 inches long and rocks some chubby cheeks that are irresistibly kissable.
This month we made some big moves. Anderson moved into his own room! I think he likes having more space and I appreciate him being, mostly, out of our bed. The first few nights he slept like a dream. Then next few, not so much, then it was better again. His sleep is all over the place. Sometimes he’ll sleep for 7-9 hours straight, other nights he’s up every 1-2 hours. The good nights are so exciting, the bad, exhausting.
In addition to moving into his own room, we also started solid foods!
His favorites seems to be green beans, sweet potatoes, avocados and bananas. He’s also tried peas, carrots, oatmeal, pumpkin, asparagus, oatmeal and a tiny drop of applesauce mixed in with pumpkin and cinnamon. Now that we’ve started giving him food, if I have anything in my hand or a plate in front of me, he’s trying to grab whatever food he can reach and eat it. I have to be careful.
His grasp keeps getting stronger and more intentional. He can now switch an object from one hand to the other and back again. He loves reaching down and grabbing his feet, bringing them up to his face. Since he learned to sit up, he hasn’t been into rolling at all, but he’ll high center himself and use his arms to move himself around in a circle. It’s a slower process, but he will turn to get the toy he wants.
Separation anxiety is starting to kick in already. The other day after I nursed him upon arrival at daycare, I put him on the floor to play while I gathered his things. I went out of his sight line and he started screaming. I came back around so he could see me and he immediately stopped crying and smiled. It happens in reverse too. Yesterday he was crying when I opened the door to his classroom, I caught his eyes and he smiled and squealed, outstretching his arms to me. That’s one of my favorite developments this month, the outstretched arms, reaching up to me.
Current favorite things:
Baths in our kitchen sink. It’s just the right size for him. He loves splashing and using hte sprayer to spray himself, and the entire kitchen with warm water.
His little car. Ella also enjoys it, but he can just hang in there forever.
Row Row Row Your Boat which I have to get video of because he just laughs.
Cuddles, bouncing and being talked to.
The swing at the park. He’s just not quite into yet.
Taking medicine. Poor thing is on the path to ear tubes, just like his sister. He inherited my bad ears. Clever boy has learned to lock his little jaw shut. When we do pry it open, he’s learned to spit the medicine right back out. It’s quite the battle.
Snot sucking. I mean I don’t think I’d like it either, but who wants to have a snotty nose?
Being told he cannot put xyz in his mouth. Oh man, can he express displeasure when we take something away.