I realized upon Xander hitting his 7 month birthday, that he’s closer to being 1 year old than the day we first met him. It’s sad and exciting all at the same time. He growing more and more out of the baby stage and will be entering toddler-hood before we know it.
Our baby is full of energy and is constantly playing, moving or talking. He doesn’t crawl yet, but he does know how to get up on all fours and rock back and forth (although he doesn’t choose to do this often). Xander would much rather be standing, and we are quickly realizing that once he does figure out the crawling, walking will be following very quickly. We bought him a new toy that is basically a lower play table that he can stand by and play with. The legs also detach so he can play while seated as well.
While some of these pictures may make you think otherwise, Xander is not thrilled with eating solids yet… especially if you try to give them to him on a spoon. This child will just not open his mouth! We had one day of his showing extreme love for applesauce with spoon slurps and all, but alas, he’s just been playing with it since. Little mister is choosing the finger food approach and does like sweet potatoes, eggplant and onion. We also bought him baby mum-mums (risk rusks) over the weekend, and those were a hit too.
Xander had his first cold this month and I can’t help but feel like a bad mama for taking him outside on my runs with me. I’m sure it was just a coincidence, but now have a fuzzy outfit for him to wear for the chillier fall runs in our future. The cold really bothered him because it was the runny/stuffy nose type. His sleeping was worse than normal and there was a lot of sleeping in the rocker with him so he could be upright (to breathe better). He only had a mild fever one day, so we are pleased the sickness didn’t linger.
After the cold dissipated, his sleeping has returned to giving us a five hour of stretch of sleep, which we probably haven’t seen in 3-4 weeks? I swear once we think we are getting a sleeping pattern established he changes things up and surprises us. We up the 5-6 hour stretches are here to stay, but we say that every time he surprises us with those. Here’s hoping!
Lastly, listening to Xander “talk” is so fun. He’s best with his -ah and -da noises, but will occasionally throw in a -ba or -ma noise too. When he talks he gets so excited and bounces all around with his whole body. It’s too cute.
Oh, and I think the last picture shows them best, but his eyes are still that baby blue/gray — with just flecks of hazel around the pupil. We are anxious to see what color they will be!
Happy 7 months little boy! We love you!