samuel hayes – 7 months old
Height/Length: at least 29″, but we don’t measure at home
Weight: close to 20 pounds
Diapers: Right at 7 months old we upgraded to size 4 Luvs. They fit our boy great! He wasn’t getting enough coverage of his bum in the 3s so it was certainly time to move on up.
Clothes: This boy grows out of clothes constantly. It’s hard to keep up. 9 month sized pants are definitely too short and a little tight in the booty. We are buying at least 12, if not 18 month sizes for the summer. As far as shoes go, size 4 is where we are at, but honestly he only has one pair of shoes that fit. OSU slide-ons!
Eating: Sammy is now eating homemade organic veggie purees! Most days he is excited about eating. We started with sweet potatoes at 6 months old. Since then we have tried butternut squash, green beans, avocado, carrots and beets. He has tried all of those on their own and as blends. So far, he is favorite foods are sweet potato, sweet potato+squash blend, beet+squash blend, and he tolerates squashacado (squash+avocado). All are organic and made in our babybrezza machine.
Since we skipped the rice cereal phase, we very gradually added veggies to his diet. To this date, we can skip a serving (or two) of veggies and it’s no big deal to him. We started with one frozen cube (ice cube tray portion – which is about an ounce) at a time and we are slowly working our way up to 2 cubes but he has never completely finished a 2 cube serving.
Here’s how a typical 24-hours goes for the two of us:
- Wakes up anywhere between 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and nurses.
- Takes a 6 oz. bottle at 9:00 a.m. and then naps. He doesn’t always finish his bottle.
- Has a 1 cube serving of food after he naps, so sometime after 11:00 a.m. This is his lunch!
- Takes a 5 oz. bottle when he is hungry. So anytime between 12 and 1:00 p.m., typically.
- Takes a 6 oz. bottle in the afternoon. Sometimes he has to be woken for his bottle, but has it before 4:30 p.m.
- I feed him his veggie dinner between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m., but he prefers to be finished by the time Wheel of Fortune comes on at 6:30 p.m.
- He nurses for a quick snack sometime after we get home, it can be before or after his dinner.
- We go to bed at 8:00 p.m. and he nurses til he is full and then falls asleep.
Sleeping: Ugh. Co-sleeping. It’s great and horrible at the same time. We are constantly saying how we need to get him in his crib. He’s so snuggly and sweet but I hardly ever sleep well and little man needs to learn to sleep in his crib. He does not sleep through the night. He nurses at least once. Probably because it’s convenient.
Loves: Books! Our little bookworm. He is so excited about his small Dr. Seuss board books. Taking walks and being outside! Taking apart his foam floor tiles and peeking under the living room rug. Chewing and pulling on daddy’s hat. The Easter Bunny brought him a Melissa+Doug chunky wooden farm puzzle. He thinks it is awesome and I would agree! One of our new games is playing chase in the house with mom and dad. He getting to sneak up on mommy – and often starts giggling before I start chasing Sammy and daddy. Samuel loves getting to hold lotion bottles. And of course he loves snuggling and being held.
Doesn’t like: Diaper changes, and when someone he loves leaves the room and he doesn’t want them to.
Teething update: Big boy has both bottom teeth! We are all very lucky and the teething process for this two teeth wasn’t too horrible on us.
Sounds: Grunting, squealing, some babbling, Mama, and lots and lots of laughs.
Movement: Sam is SO close to crawling, and can get nearly anywhere he wants to go when he is on his stomach. When you put out your hands he can pull himself to a standing position. He is more curious about standing every day. If he has anything in his crib that he can use to pull up on, he will so he can get to a standing position.
He is such a curious little boy. His fine motor skills are growing each day. He uses his index fingers to point and touch.
Personality: Three words Jeremy would use to describe his personality: perfect, curious, loving
Fun things we did this month: Had a visit from his great-grandparents that live in Florida and took lots of walks!
Here are more photos of our sweet boy! (I’m trying to figure out this DSLR thing.)