Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jax's 7 Month Update

Dear Jax,
I'm gonna have to ask you to quit growing so fast! It just hit me today-I have a 7 month old. You are no longer a little baby. You have, in fact, become a very big, determined little boy! This past month has been a tough one. You got your 6 month immunizations and had a bad reaction to one of them, you were teething, and you got another summer cold. You've also grown tremendously this past month. Not only are you sitting up, but you're crawling everywhere. Here's what you've been up to:
You wear a size 3 diaper and 6-12 month clothes. You can still wear 3-6 month shorts.

You take around four 8-ounce bottles every day and eat fruit for breakfast and veggies for dinner.

This past month you've tried peas, broccoli and cauliflower (and loved all of them!) as well as peached, plums, and nectarines.

You're getting into a better napping routine and sleep about an hour in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.

We had some rough nights this month with you being sick, but now you're back to sleeping through the night. You wake up between 6:30 and 7 and go to bed at about 7:30.

You fall asleep easily and rarely make a peep. You love your blankie.

You love drinking water from your sippy cup

You still love to eat

You LOVE bath time.

We took a little trip to Orlando where you swam in the amazing hotel pool.

We had another playdate with your friends.

You were invited to your first birthday party.
We often play in the kitchen in the afternoon while mommy cooks dinner.

You've decided you REALLY want to feed yourself and some days you insist on it.

We've lowered your crib

You are crawling everywhere and have even started pulling up some.

And sometimes you get stuck...

Your first two teeth have come in. your first lower (left) incisor started coming in right at the 6 month mark and your right lower incisor came in this past week.

You love your teething biscuits

And enjoy playing in your pool.

Most days are spent hanging out on your blanket playing with toys and in your exersaucer. You've just started crawling around and trying to get to things you shouldn't (remote controls, laptops, etc.) and get quite upset when we tell you "no".

You've been saying "mamama" to me, which is about the sweetest thing I've ever heard. You are such a happy boy and have a sweet disposition. You really only fuss when you're tired or hungry. Every day gets more fun (and challenging) as we navigate this world together. I pray so much that God will take the strong will and determination you're showing and use it for His glory. I pray that your daddy and I do right by you, teaching you to walk in the Truth and love God. I couldn't love you more if I tried and I am forever humbled that God entrusted you to me. I can't wait to see what this month brings! We love you!
Mama and Daddy

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