Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jack-7 months

Happy 7 months, sweet boy! As I type this, you sweetly sleep on my shoulder...hopefully, you'll continue this through the night. Your 7th month with us has been nothing short of amazing. We started off this month with your well baby check turning into a sick visit-you were diagnosed with a sinus infection.
Thankfully, after a round of amoxicillin, you seemed to be doing much better...just in time for Christmas!

You really got into the whole opening presents thing, so much so it made it difficult to wrap presents for others with you around. 

We spent Christmas Eve with my family, which included a surprise visit from Santa. 
Christmas morning you were excited to find Santa left you something you want (an airplane and shape sorter), something you need (a convertible car seat already installed in Daddy's car), something to wear (an "I'd Rather Be Naked" longall) and something to read (Curious George Goes to the Zoo).

We then had breakfast with the rest of my family and then headed up to be with Daddy's family for a few days. Aunt Ellen thought she was clever by giving you a blanket with a picture of her on it, but you weren't quite sure what to make of it. 
 Your Grandma Kathy stole the show, however, by giving you your first Cozy Coupe, just like what your father had (and loved) as a kid.

 We attempted to ice skating up in Georgetown (only Dad was able to go-he had his own skates), and in general had lots of fun during our *almost* two weeks off together.

You helped us celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary on 12/31/13 in Colonial Williamsburg, but you slept nicely through the fireworks and other shenanigans that rung in the new year. 

Sadly, our winter holiday came to a close when Dad and I had to go back to school on Jan. 2. Things have been busy, but we were able to slip in a trip to see Daddy play hockey for the first time. In some ways, you weren't too impressed with the game, only the people talking behind us.

Weight: 15 lbs 13 oz (per my bathroom scales)
Height: 26ish inches
Hair: Long, Brown, and out of Control!

Clothing:  This weekend I moved most of your 3-6 month clothes out and 6-9 month into your closet. Some are a bit long, but you look more comfortable. 
Eyes: Brown. And, your blocked tear duct/nasty sinus ickiness seems to have cleared up.
Sleep: We've made progress. We did some gentle sleep training and it seemed to work until we went back to work. You like to wake up at 4AM, regardless of when you last ate, to eat and pass back out. That sucks since I have to get up about 5AM to get ready to go to work, but we're dealing. Hopefully, soon you'll be sleeping more consistently through the night.
Nicknames: Most often we call you Stinker, because, well, you are one. You are ornery and silly and know what you want...and you're always going to it.

Milestones: In the course of 2 weeks, you cut 5 teeth for a grand total of 7. It's out of control. You do an awesome job with tummy time and baby plank, but you haven't quite mastered getting the weight on your knees to crawl. You looooooove food. Right now you typically get pureed food with the baby sitter for lunch and a sample of whatever we are having for dinner. You've had broccoli, cauliflower, mango, apple, carrots, sweet potato, (baby) oatmeal, french fries, bread....Christmas Eve you grabbed my roll and went to town on it, and at another family dinner you stuck your hand in my broccoli casserole, helping yourself. I can only hope you stay such a good eater.