Seven Months...

Grant, You Are SEVEN Months Old!

What Have You Been Up To?

You are now wearing mostly 9 month clothes.  Some of your clothes are 6-12 months and they "fit" but not perfectly, and we all know your Mama likes things "perfect".

Diapers...size three.  You are even wearing overnight diapers because you are usually soaked when you wake up in the morning.  We often times still have to change you into a second set of pajamas.  

  Because you stopped eating regular rice cereal for breakfast we switched to oatmeal.  YOU LOVE IT!!! We never seem to have trouble getting you to eat it.  You are still eating two other meals a day; a fruit for lunch and a veggie for dinner.  You will not eat green beans on your own.  I have to mix them with another vegetable to get you to eat it.  Other than that you are eating anything I feed you.  Dr. Harrison has moved you onto stage two foods and it is so much more fun to feed you a larger variety of purees.  Your newest favorite is corn and butternut squash.

You are now drinking 6 oz bottles every three hours.  Sometimes at night you eat 8 oz before you go to bed.

This month you started eating Puffs.  Banana is the flavor of the month.  To say you LOVE them would be an understatement.  It is so nice to be able to take them out with us and give them to you if you are bored.     

You are sleeping fabulously!!! You go to bed between 8:00 and 8:30 and wake up between 6:00 and 6:30 most mornings.  Many nights we hear you scream after you have been asleep for about an hour.  We think you must be having a little nightmare, but you never seem to actually wake yourself up.  We can almost time it the minute.  One of my favorite times is still getting up with you on Saturday and Sunday while Daddy sleeps in.  I love feeding you when its quiet and watching you play with your toys. 

Aside from talking, laughing, and singing, we can now add squealing to the list of sounds you make! 

Your teachers say you are scooting.  We haven't really seen it at home.  You throw your arms like you are trying to move but you don't seem to get anywhere.  Now rolling is a mode of transportation you have certainly mastered.  You manage to get yourself from one side of the a room so quickly without actually being able to crawl or scoot.  It is amazing to me.  Your teachers say you will be crawling in no time.

You are still TOOTHLESS.  I am afraid of what our summer together is going to look like if you are popping teeth left and right =(.  Take it easy on me.

Things You Like...

To PLAY!!! You will spend almost an hour straight playing on the carpet with the Little People Farmhouse and Car wash that your Grammy got you for Easter.  You love to play with the little animals, cars, and open and close each of the doors.  You are also pretty good at putting the gas pump to the carwash in your mouth.  Silly boy!!!

You jump each morning in your jumperoo while Daddy takes a shower.  He puts the TV on and you just jump away.

Bath time.  You are taking your baths now in the sink.  We have done away with the baby bathtub.  I don't know how long this will last though as you are already trying to climb up out of the sink!

Things You Don't Like...

Getting your nose wiped.  Alligator tears for sure!  Worst feeling ever.

Sitting in your car seat in the stroller.  It is time to start letting you sit like a big boy!

Firsts This Month...

Breadstick.  You chomped on one while we had dinner with the Pierce's at Shaws.  Aunt Becky fed it to you while she held you.

You also chomped on a REAL apple.

First Easter.  

First Baby Shower (the first may have been at six months actually).  You went to a baby shower for your cousin Ashlynn, Ben, and our friends the Martini's.   

First official "babysitter".  Mommy and Daddy went on a Date and your Grandma and Grandpa Lewis came to stay with you.  You got a stellar report.

A Note From Mommy...

Grant, you are growing and changing everyday.  The past few months have been the hardest I have ever experienced.  I feel like I work ALL of the TIME.  I feel like the bonds we created during your first few months of life are slowly breaking.  We have had a few "stay home" days over the course of these last few months and taking them has been quite expensive (I don't get payed right now for any days I miss at work).  I have come to realize that each of those days has been worth EVERY SINGLE penny.  They have given us the chance to spend time together and reconnect.  We also were able to spend two straight weeks together during my spring break and summer is just around the corner.  I know most mommy's don't get the time that we have gotten together and I need to remember how lucky I am to have been given so much extra time with you but I just can't help but feel like it is not enough.  I have realized how important it is for me to commit to making part time work for our family, no matter what it costs me professionally.  I pray every night that something will work out.  For your sake...and mine.  I love you G.  - Mommy    

A Quick Blast From the Past!!!

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