Monday, July 19, 2010

7 Months Old!

Our Judah boy is 7 months old! And somehow I completely missed month 6! Whoops! Time flies when you're going nutty having fun : ) Truly though, this boy just keeps getting sweeter! And he is just so stinkin' laid back! It's been a running joke in our house where Jer will actually exclaim, "Oh Judah! I didn't know you were there!" And half the time, he's not joking when he says it! : )
Month seven has brought quite a few changes for our little guy. For one, he is scooting! He actually goes into push up mode and launches himself forward! It's not pretty but it's effective and he can {mostly} get where he wants and more importantly to what he wants. As a result, gone are the days where snacks and smaller-ish toys linger on the floor! My Dyson has also been making regular appearances around here. But hey, when is it not?! Ah! Gotta love how much more relaxed you are the second {third?}time around! One thing we do have to be careful of, though, is how downright grabby he is. Tabletops full of food, laptop cords dangling from a shelf, toys on the floor; it's all fair game and has made for some nearly disastrous situations. While Jer and I understand that this is just part of a how a baby explores; the Deuce don't care much for his antics. Rather, they tell on him for biting {gumming the finger that was SHOVED in his mouth}or taking and chewing on their toys {that were likely offered to him seconds before}. It's been interesting to say the least!. Just yesterday I had to discipline Ben for spitting on Judah. When I asked him what made him do that to his sweet baby brother, he simply replied, "Judah do it" and pointed to a slobber spot on his shirt. Oh, boy!
 This month, I have also tried to introduce Judah to some pureed fruits, key word: TRIED. It has been a lot more difficult than I ever imagined! Back when B&A were babies, their pedi told us they might be resistant to starting solids due to the tubes they had down their noses in the NICU. He said preemie babies often have a higher gag reflex too and to be cautious when feeding them baby food. Well, I'm not sure what happened because those 34 weeker's did great and my full-term sweetie is the one gagging and then projectile vomiting his whole entire feeding {gah!}. I am at a loss. He is just not into baby food right now. So we're going sloooooooooow. Like 2 bites a night, slow. Tickle him and then sneak a bite into his mouth, slow. And introducing fruits first {another second time around baby-ism!}to help coerce him. I'm kinda starting to wonder if he might go straight to table food, though. Any of you experience something like that?
Another month seven biggie is that Judah is sitting up...kinda! He has to support himself with his arms like an ape but he can hold his balance pretty well! It's too cute and he just looks like such a big boy!
And last but not least, some other little things about our #3...he weighed 16.6 lbs {30%} and was 27 inches long {75%} at his 6 month appointment...he has still not cut any teeth...he is finally waking up happy when he wakes up in the morning or from a nap...he loves his brother Abe and regularly laughs out loud at him...he doesn't use a paci...he fusses "momma" when he's hungry or sleepy and I truly think he's saying it....he still WILL NOT take a bottle...he has a thick tuft of hair on the front of his head and the rest is mostly peach fuzz...he likes to hold on to a blankie when he falls asleep...pears are the only solid that's he's even relatively entertained eating...he LOVES to jump in his jumperoo...he take two 2 1/2 hour naps every single day...his diaper setting is the same size as Ben's{!}...he is easily distracted while nursing and has about made me an indecent woman on several occasions... he loves to grab onto things, especially hair...he has the most adorable dimpled cheeks {and I'm not talking about the ones on his face!}...he smiles on a dime...he's growing like a weed...he steals all of our hearts on a daily basis.


Lorena said...

Little Judah boy is getting big! He is just so precious! Can't believe he's 7 months already my friend...when did that happen?

Becky said...

What a sweet, sweet family! :) Take heart with Judah's eating. One day he'll just decide it's not so bad. With Thomas I learned LOTS of patience and persistence. Just keep trying and eventually he'll eat. They don't and can't starve themselves!

Sydni said...

The big boys are looking so big! My kids went almost straight to table food. None of them were interested in ANY food until 8 or 9 months. And none of mine would take a bottle either. I feel your pain.

Anonymous said...

That just about sums it up!! I think that covers 6 and 7 month follow up. He is growing way to fast though, you better slow it down. Or pretty soon you'll be at that stage lookin at Jeremy saying, "honey can we have another one?" :) I love, love, love the eyes on every one of these adoring boys. Lady killers at best, mark my words.

Love you guys


Aunt Kim said...

Judah the keeper boy! You and Jer are truly blessed.

PosterOfAGirl said...

Hey Sarah! Evelyn would NOT eat babyfood...EVER. Luckily she had some teeth that made her able to eat blueberries, and that's pretty much all she ate until she had more!! Good luck :)