Thursday, September 1, 2011

7 months!

7 months in...though it feels like 7 weeks in. time flies with this little guy around.

here is his 7 month info (hope to get this all in before nap time's over!!)

his favorite thing to do:

EXPLORE, EXPLORE, and EXPLORE some more!! he's crazy. has to touch, look, taste anything and everything. I'd worry it's A.D.D if he wasn't 7 months old and SUPPOSED to be in this exploratory stage. if only us adults had that kind of curiousity and passion for life!!

favorite thing we like to do with him:

david is trying to teach him to crawl. this is probably david's favorite. i just assume let him do it whenever he does it naturally, but david likes to get on all fours and try to encourage max to do the same. it's quite a site.

my favorite thing with him lately is getting him to giggle and smile. he's starting to be a little tickilish!!


solid foods: at first, he was not so into this, which really surprised me. but now, he's loving food. after reading a lot about the store bought baby food, i decided to make max's food myself. it's actually really, really easy, and i'd argue it's just as convenient as the packaged kind. whatever we have around the house or whatever david and i eat for dinner, i just puree or chop up for max. so far he has had: bananas, avocado, sweet potatoe, peas, carrots, asparagus, apples, pears, oatmeal, and zucchini. he also likes to feed himself the "Mum-Mum" baby crackers which disolve in his mouth. it's cute, and he loves them, but i watch him like a hawk---they make me pretty nervous... but i guess he has to learn!

airplane: took our first flight to see max's cousins in nebraska. he was great for the plane. i defensively packed a diaper bag full of distractions, and didnt even need it. all he was interested in was looking at the window, touching the seatbelt or tray in front of us, looking around, and showing off to the flight attendants.

zoo: first visit to Omaha's zoo. he LOVED the aquariam exhibit. then he loved his nap in the stroller.

water park: went to a great water park in nebraska. though he was small, there was still some things for him to do in the kids' area. he loves water and the waves! he got over-splashed a couple times when he was with david though... david would let him venture a little further out than i would :)

activities: once again, traveling has been his main activity it seems. besides nebraska, we also made a trip to chicago. ethan and zoe loved playing with him. zoe even "let" max take some of her baby toys that she's too old to play with home with us to west virginia. and by "let" i mean that we put them in the car during her nap time so she wouldn't see!! also traveled to louisville and to nonna and grandads (where he spent more time splashing in the pool!)

schedule: his schedule is exactly where i've been trying to get it!! he is finally sleeping all the way through the night with no feeding. he goes to bed around 7:30 and wakes up around 7:30 a.m. I'm loving it!

least favorite thing: this one's hard. usually i can find something to complain about, but with his schedule being so good we're feeling pretty well rested and happy these days. i guess my biggest hate right now is his change in diapers since the solid foods started... not so pretty. we've had a few blowouts that have required 2 adults to clean up!! totally gross.

etc: david and i are in the process of buying a new car. as much as i love to shop, this is one kind of shopping that i despise. i like my current car alot, but being in west virginia during the winter, we really need 4wd, so we are trading in. to make it even harder, david and i of course want different things and have different car priorities. we'll see how this goes!!

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