Wednesday, January 13, 2010

7 Months!

I'm a couple days late posting this, but taking pictures of baby while said baby is sick and miserable is not so easily done. So I decided to wait a bit till I could get some cute pics to accompany my post.
My little guy has been very busy this month. He can sit all by himself without the need for the Boppy pillow that his mama still insists on surrounding him with.

He's almost able to push himself up on all fours; he gets his tummy off the ground, but only for a few seconds. He's starting to scoot a little to reach toys that have ventured too far. Isn't it fantastic? I almost have a mobile baby! Don't worry about the panicked look on my face; I'm sure it'll be fine. ::makes mental note to start baby proofing:: What else? Oh yeah, he thinks his farts are hilarious (he is his father's son), he blows raspberries all day (very drooly), and yelling at us and the dogs is like his favorite thing ever.
His menu has increase tremendously. He looooovfs oatmeal and the different kinds of rice cereal. He's on to stage 2 foods also, so now mixed things are being introduced; rice and chicken puree, mixed veggies, strawberry applesauce, yummy! He practically attacks the spoon when I'm trying to feed him. He is started to get diluted apple juice and OMG does he go to town on that! He is still not holding his own bottle... not sure what that's all about. The other boys in his class that are about the same age hold theirs.

The last few nights have been awful. He refuses to sleep in his crib! He can be totally passed out in my arms, but the second I lay him in his crib, he is wide awake and screaming! I've had to bring him to our bed just so we can all get some sleep! He also screams whenever I leave his line of sight. Makes for an interesting day at home when I'm trying to clean up or have to go to the bathroom. And it breaks my heart when he does it at the daycare. Separation anxiety? Probably. I wish we could get past this stage quickly, I hate to see him cry like that. Just 30 more days my baby!

He's almost over his cold, just a few random coughs and he still has a runny nose. I have to take him back to the pediatrician for his booster flu shot and to see if they finally have the H1N1 vaccine for him. After that, no more shot till his year visit! Yay! Oh crap... a YEAR!? Did I really just type out "year"? Dude, that was surreal. I was just typing along, ♪ la di da di da, and then it hit me that my baby is closer to being a year old than to being a newborn. Where'd my teeny little guy go?

 I have to throw in a quick Yay Me!

I've lost 10 pounds! I'm not trying to be obnoxious, but I'm actually really surprised. I haven't been working out (I know, shut up Jen), but I HAVE modified my diet. I cut out soda (which I'm so sad about), I drink a lot more water, I went through our pantry and threw out all the junk, and I buy (and eat) a lot more fruits and vegetables (eating them is the key; letting them rot in the fridge helps no one). It's amazing to see how much those junky foods affected me! I'm going to start that P90X as soon as I'm home for good and hopefully those last 15 pounds fall off my butt, thighs, and saggy tummy! I would start now, but I have so little time as it is with my job, that taking an hour a day to work out really cuts into my quality time with my Little and MyLovf. I'm so close to having my old body back and I cannot even begin to tell you how happy that makes me : )

And finally!

I'm going to be an Auntie again! My best friend is having #2, due in late July! So excited for her! She's such an amazing Mommy : )


Mrs.F said...

Congrats on the weight loss! And only 30 more days... are you going to be a SAHM?

Mitzi G.!! said...

Yeah for 7 months, sitting up, almost crawling, almost being over his cold & YEAH to you too for losing 10 guys have been BUSY!!

Shannon said...

Happy 7 months, love the pics!

And you go girl! Im proud of you for dropping some lbs. Cutting out pop is a great way to do it!

Sarah said...

He's adorable! Jack started doing the freak out thing whenever we lost his line of sight around 7 months, so it's pretty normal at this point.

Have you tried introducing a lovey or stuffed animal to his crib? That *might* help.

Congrats on the weightloss - I'm so proud of you.