My sweet baby boy is officially seven months old! I sound like a broken record, but holy cow- where is this year going? He’s no longer a little newborn and looks more and more like a little boy every day.
Here’s his weekly pictures from the last month:
This has been a huge month developmentally for Teddy. He’s became a pro at sitting up and can now scoot a little bit across the floor. He likes to sit and play with his toys and will be content for thirty or forty-minutes at a time playing by himself. He loves bouncing in his jumper and has figured out how to really blow bubbles!
Teddy wears 6-9 month clothing and size four diapers. He loves baths, kicking his feet, trying to crawl and playing with his toys. He doesn’t like sitting still for diaper changes, being alone in the bath seat, or getting hot.
I’ve noticed Teddy loves watching Milo and Cricket in the last few weeks. Milo adores him- even though Teddy grabs ahold of him fur quite frequently until I rescue him. Of course, seconds later and Milo will be right next to Teddy. They are best friends!
Teddy has became a big eater! He loves solid food and now starts whining if I try to eat without giving him something. The other day, he couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t give him chips and salsa! His favorites include green beans, carrots, avocado and peaches- although I haven’t really found anything he doesn’t like.
Sleep has gotten so much better in the last two weeks! We finally bit the bullet and did some sleep training. It turns out, sleeping with me was actually causing Teddy to wake up more often! He now sleeps twelve hours a night (from 9PM-9AM) with only one short nursing session around 3AM.
I am in no rush to drop his night feed because honestly- it’s one of the best nursing sessions of the entire day. He is such a distracted nurser these days and often refuses to eat at all. It’s frustrating and leads to a lot of unneeded pumping sessions. He’s so wiggly and crazy during the day that I am really treasuring our cuddle time in the middle of the night.
Naps have also drastically improved this month. On Monday, he slept until 10:15AM and ended up taking two separate two hour naps! Some days, he still struggles to connect sleep cycles, but naps are way better then they used to be. I think these will continue to improve in the next month or two.
This has really been a good month for seeing family. A few weeks ago, we visited Albuquerque where Teddy got to meet a bunch of Colby’s extended family. They all fell in love with him and agreed that he’s a total keeper. He traveled like a pro and made Colby and I so very proud.
Teddy is no longer the baby of the family! Two weeks ago, his baby cousin Avery Quinn was born! They haven’t gotten to meet yet (Avery has been in the NICU) but Teddy has spent lot of time with his cousins Samuel and Gavin this month. They adore him and he’s a little intimidated by them!
In the next month, we are going to start gearing up for harvest. Teddy and I are on going to be on one grain cart full time. Working fourteen hours a day for a month should really test his easy-going temperament. Honestly, I’ve worried about corn harvest since before Teddy was born, but the more I get to know him, the more confident I am that he will handle it all just fine!
Here’s to month seven!