Thursday, June 21, 2012

7 Months Old!

Dear Parker -

You turned 7 months old this week and I hardly know what to say because time has been flying by at warp speed and you continue to be just a cool little dude through everything.

You love food nowadays and are eating everything it seems like! You've eat pretty much all the meat, veggie, and fruit baby food (minus a few acidic fruits that we are going to wait a couple more months on probably), yogurt, puffs, mum mums, freeze dried fruit crisps, and yogurt bites. You've even had some raw veggies (mostly just sucking and gumming) and a few breadsticks at restaurants too.  You are a total pig and between having two kids around instead of one and Daddy working alot I just could not keep up with homemade baby food this time around and pretty much threw in the towel.  Sorry - I tried!
You aren't crawling yet but you do get yourself into position now and you lunge at things that you wish you could pull yourself up on.  You are a strong little dude and when you are wiggling it definitely takes 2 hands to hold you. You are getting better with your pincer grasp too and have no problem shoveling small pieces of food, or whatever you can get your hands on, into your mouth.

What else is there to say? You love playing with your brother and you guys love to play a game where you both just scream.  Milo is very into pretending lately so with him you drive to the store, make food, or whatever else he comes up with.  You two are still getting along great and Milo gets disappointed sometimes when he can't play with you because you are napping!

And about sleep, right now you take 2 (usually short) naps in your crib and sometime will nod off for a third catnap before dinner if the second nap was too early.  Nighttime is better then it was, and we get some really long stretches but on average you sleep about 5 hours at a time.  It is much easier to put you in your crib though - usually you will go back to sleep if you start to wake up.

I guess what I'm saying is everything is going great.  You're such a big boy it feels like the newborn days were such a long time ago.  But we love it, and you, and I know it won't be long before we really have to childproof, more then we ever did with your brother because you are just so curious!

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