December 4, 2010

7 Months Old!

Owen is 7 months old today!  The months are just flying by and he's getting to be such a big boy.
So far this month:

-Owen said his first word, Mama!

-He's started crawling!  He's been a pro at the army crawl for awhile now but just in the past week has gotten up on hands and knees and actually started crawling.  Things are certainly getting interesting!

-Owen is trying to pull up on things but can usually only make it about halfway.  He loves to be in the standing position and I expect him to be an early walker just like his big brother!

-He's got 2 teeth all the way in, 3 on the top that have just recently poked through and another one on the bottom due to make an appearance any day now.  That's 6 teeth!!  Austin didn't even have 1 at this age!  As you can imagine, sleep hasn't been all that consistent around here lately...

-He's taking 2 naps for about 3 hours total and sleeping about 12 hours at night (but still waking up at least once to eat).

-Owen is such a sweet and happy baby.  He smiles at everyone and hardly ever cries.  He loves to get outside the house and see new people and new things.

-Despite my efforts to beef him up, Owen is 17lbs. and dropped to the 25th percentile for weight.  Our doctor isn't worried and thinks he's just going to be "petite."  He's happy and developing right on schedule so I guess I shouldn't worry either...

-Owen doesn't really care that much for eating, which probably explains his low weight percentile.  He's a speed eater and rarely comfort nurses.  I feed him solid foods twice a day and sometimes it's quite the challenge.  He gags and spits out about any vegetable, including sweet potatoes!  He loves bananas and anything mixed with bananas as well as apples, though.

-Owen will NOT take a bottle, no matter what's inside.  Ughhhhh...  We're going to have to work on this because I just don't know if I can be with him for every feeding for the next year or so.

-He's still wearing a size 3 diaper and mostly size 6-9 month clothes.

-Owen adores his big brother, Austin, and our dog, Lucy!

-Owen has his first cold this month and boy is it a doozie!  Austin and I have it as well and it's determined to stick around for a little while longer so it seems.  Owen has been in good spirits most of the day, but nights have been a different story.  I just hate to see my boys feeling bad and we are so ready to kick these cold germs to the curb!

-He is such a little wiggle worm and loves to explore.  The Christmas tree is one of his new favorite spots!


Kristy said...

I can't believe he's 7 months! He is such a cutie!

Kathy said...

Will refused his bottle starting at nine months, so we tried the nuk sippy cup (the one with the double handles) with the soft nipple and he didn't put that thing down until he was about 18 months old. Just an idea for those times mommy needs to get away :). What sweet boys you have!

Keri said...

Those pictures look so good! That crawling is so cute it makes my heart squeeze! :)


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