Tuesday, July 16, 2013

7 Months and Teeth!

You turned 7 months old last Friday! 
The time is flying.  I'm loving every minute.  Every single minute.  You are so sweet and easy.  I was worried about you there in the beginning.  You cried a lot and hated the car. 
Now, you are HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.
Daddy is always saying your smile "gets him" and it's not just him.  It's everyone.  You have the best smile baby.
Everywhere we go people stop us to check you out.  It's the chunk and that smile.  We were joking the other day we have to allot extra time when we go out for the 15 people that will stop to talk about how you are so adorable.  You eat it up.

You basically fell in to your own routine.  You go to bed around 8 every night.  Sometimes earlier, sometimes a bit later.  But if 9 o'clock comes and you are not somewhere you can doze off...you let us know.

Weirdest thing (and hard for so many people to believe apparently)...You will not eat ANYTHING!
I have tried to give you everything under the moon to eat.  You are so interested in what we are eating but you want it in the form we are eating it.  Which is not possible and frustrating for us all.  You absolutely do not want baby food or anything that Daddy and I have created for you in the blender or food processor.  I can't tell you how many concoctions we have tried to trick you in to eating, you spit it out or choke/gag on it and that scares the crap out of us.
I bet you weigh almost 25 lbs.  I think you are thinning out a bit but only because you are getting taller.  Your hair is growing back and is cute as can be! It's strawberry blonde like mine! Most likely you are going to be getting a Doc Band to repair the flat spot on the back of your head in the fall.  We put it off for the summer to see if the spot would correct itself and it has improved but if by the time the cooler weather rolls around it hasn't improved much more, we may go ahead and do it.  It doesn't bother us in the least.

You have TEETH!  You have had them for a couple of weeks. One day we felt the right one coming in and the next thing we knew the left one popped right through with it the same day! You are so proud of them! We all scream at you "Kellaaaaaan, show us your teef" and you smile so big.  It's basically the cutest thing EVER.

I am almost positive you are getting more but they aren't to the surface yet.  You are drooling like a champ and everything goes in your mouth!

Aidan is the light of your life.  You can hear him in another room and you get so excited.  He spends a lot of time talking and playing with you and you LOVE it.  When he walks away, you cry.  It's pitiful. 

A couple of first this month...
You rode the light rail uptown
It was your first 4th of July
Rode on a swing for the first time at a friend's birthday party and slid down the slide (on Aidan's lap)
You pulled up and stood up by yourself at the coffee table (which was just nuts and came out of nowhere)
You started drinking out of a sippy cup! You mastered it the first time we gave it to you! 
You are crawling backwards which leads us to believe you may be crawling forwards soon.
Who knows?

You wiggle your way up to the toy basket in your room and take out every toy, taste test them and then get bored and throw them around. 
You like Scout the dog.  Someone will sit on the floor, call him over and you pet his legs and laugh so hard.  He tries to lick you in the mouth but I think that is the grossest thing so he's not getting away with that.

Aidan wants you to do EVERYTHING with him. Which is totally cool with you.  You rode around the grocery store with him like this and everything he touched, you reached out for.  It's pretty cute but eventually I'm going to be the Mom whose children take out a display. 
For the longest time you were such a Mommas boy.  I knew the time would come just as it did with Aidan.  You've given me the boot from the top of your list and Daddy has replaced me.  When he comes through the door at night, you literally push off of me to get to him.  If he didn't grab you, you would whine until he did.  Lucky for you, he is just as thrilled to see you.  He's Aidan's favorite too so he has to hold you both at the same time so no one's feelings are hurt.  (This man wants two more children. Where will they go?)

I'm so glad we took a leap of faith and made the decision after being a family of three for so long to have you.  You have added so much more joy in to this house.  Daddy and I have lucked out having two great boys and it makes us just want to keep having babies.  You're probably going to be the middle child around here.  You are a marvelous addition to our family and we are grateful for you everyday. 

I think that's about it kiddo.  We love you so much it's crazy!
Love, Mommy

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