Dear Milo -
You turned 7 months old today and I can barely believe it! 7 months - you are now officially closer to being a year old, a toddler, then you are to being a newborn! Crazy!
While you haven't started crawling yet, you have definately become seriously mobile. You can now zoom around while laying on your back by pushing yourself back with your legs. I am amazed at how fast you can do this, and many mornings by the time I make it into your room after you've woken up you've backed yourself into a corner in your crib. Also, when you are sitting up you can scooch around on your butt a little bit. This isn't as obvious a movement, and doesn't get you as far, but it works in a pinch when you really want a toy!
I think that everyday you fall more in love with Bella and she is quickly learning that she needs to move her face when your hands come flying if she doesn't want you near her ears and eyes! She still loves to lick you though, and you think it is hilarious most of the time. Even when you don't think its super funny it doesn't bother you - you just go about what your doing while she licks away. When we come home and Bella jumps up on my legs you love to pet the top of her head just like I do - it never fails to make you smile!
On the food front you have still been trying more and more things. This month you have tried:
- black beans
- white potatoes
- grapes (in frozen fruit bar form!)
- eggplant (you may have had a reaction to this - we are going to try again in a couple weeks to be sure)
Sometimes you get tired of me feeding you and you fight the spoon. I think this is a combination of you being tired of purrees and your teething. But until you figure out that the food you pick up needs to go to your mouth and isnt just a toy then we will have to stick mainly with purrees! You do love to share a bag of Fruit Crisps with me at lunch time and you go crazy when you see me grab a bag and open them up. I can't keep them all to myself any longer. You have pretty much mastered your sippy cup already too! You can pick it up with the handles and get the spout in your mouth. Sometimes if it isn't full you need a little help tipping it back but otherwise you have it down. You have also started to recognize your vitamins and now when the bottle comes out you bounce up and down and wave your arms in your highchair you are so excited. Its very cute!
And about teeth - we really thought you'd have one by now! I know we are so close, probably a matter of days away, to getting one so I've sure you'll have a few by next month. You are generally taking teething like a champ, although sometimes it makes you whiny during the day and can screw up your sleep at night time. But really, so far I know teething isn't as bad as it could be. We share popsicles with you sometimes when your teeth are bothering you and you love them! Forget teething biscuits or cold washcloths, popsicles are where its at for you.
Your personality is growing everyday and you are pretty easy going still if you aren't tired, although when you want (or don't want) something you have no problem making it known. I think you definitely get this from your momma!! You also have no problem showing us when you are happy and you love to smile at people and make big belly laughs, which are so cute!
We love you so much and we can't wait to see what the second half of your first year brings!