Sep 27, 2016

Connor James: 7 Months


Dear Connor::

You have gotten so big! I'm pretty sure you just turned six months so there's so way you are already 7 months. But here we are. Time is going by way too quickly and you are growing and changing too quickly.

You are my buddy and I love it. Although you love daddy, you are definitely a bigger fan of mama. I'll take it because before long you'll be just as eager for daddy to be home as your sister is. But we all know that your favorite person is Addison. You adore her. The other day you were cranky and clearly weren't feeling good. You were having lunch and Addison was running around. I started noticing that you would start fussing every time she left the room then quieted again after she came back. So after lunch so spent some time just sitting with Addison and you were smiling and happy as could be. I love how much you love your sister. She even told me she wanted to be a baby again so that you two could be best friends. I told her that you two already were which made her just as happy as you get when you see her.

You are a good eater still. We have moved to three meals a day along with the bottles. You are loving all the foods. We are doing all purees still but in the next month or so we will be adding in some yogurt melts and puffs. I'm not sure I'm ready for you to be old enough to be feeding yourself yet but you are ready. We have a pretty good routine in regards to eating now which makes life easier; three bottles with three meals, plus a nighttime bottle. It works out pretty well.

Sleeping has been touch and go lately. You have been going through a lot of teething lately (you are up to four teeth now) so you haven't been feeling all that great. You are still napping three times a day then getting about 11-12 hours at night, but it's not all uninterrupted. You go down for a morning nap for about 1 hour or so. Then you take your long afternoon nap which is usually 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Then a quick 45 minute nap. You tried to drop that evening nap for awhile but since those teeth started cutting through you have easily gone down for that nap again. Bedtime has been a bit of a struggle. You have had some congestion with teething which means at night you have a little trouble. And for some reason you have been waking up a lot more. But we think that's Wonder Week related and it will pass soon.

You are so interested in everything. We have a tub with all your toys and you love digging through to find different toys. Of course most of your playing these days are mostly just chewing on things to help your gums feel better. But you are still interested in books and feeling each page. You actually make it hard to read because you love grabbing the book.

Even scarier than all this is that you tried your hand (or feet) at army crawling just the other night. You didn't get very far but you were definitely pushing off with your feet and moving forward. Mostly you just scoot yourself around in circles or you have even rolled to get across the floor but this was definitely an attempt at army crawl. You are so ready to keep up with big sister that's for sure.

We went to your 6 month appointment and we talked with the doctor about how you weren't talking too much and if we should be concerned. But she said that you would start doing it more and the fact that you are doing it sometimes is good. You have definitely started doing it more. You have started making some 'm' noises so maybe your first word will be mama soon! You have become more vocal lately and are even more vocal when Addison isn't around. You are finding your voice squealing and almost humming.

You have never hated your car seat but you have always wanted to be more upright, so we had been talking about getting a new one for you. But after your 6 month appointment that choice was pretty made for us. You measured at just shy of 28 inches long which is just 2 inches shy of the max length for your infant car seat. So we got your a new car seat which will pretty much be your car seat until you are out of even a booster and you definitely like it more. You are a little more upright and it's not so tight across the shoulders for you. I just can't believe how big you already are. I guess you are wearing 12-18 month clothes after all.

You have one of the best smiles. You are just happy all the time. You are easy to please and just go with the flow. I love how content you are and how curious you are with the world. Having you in our lives has definitely made life so much better. I can't imagine the world without you in it. You are such an amazing little boy and I love seeing more of your personality. I love you so much goon.

Love, Mama

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