I know that I sound like a broken record but it's just going by so fast!! I try my hardest to take mental snapshots every single day and live in the moment but the next thing I know I'm writing another monthly post!!
I will say that this month has been so much fun! Trey is at such a wonderful age right now where we are on a good schedule, I can (usually) figure out quickly what he wants and needs and is usually very predictable. This makes for lots of excitement and fun! I know what I can squeeze in before the next nap time, how much he needs to eat before little gym (but not too much), how to push his morning nap so that we can make it through story time.
It was so exciting when Trey's teeth showed up this month and I thought for sure he'd be full on crawling around the house by now - but I am not complaining! I know it could be tomorrow or it could be another 3 weeks or more! I'm savoring the peace of a house with lots of stairs and a non-crawler right now.
We've had a little bit of "I want Mama" going on this month - nothing too serious but you can tell how attached he is to me. And obviously that feeling is quite mutual!
Trey had two beach trips since my last monthly post and he loved every minute of each of them (except when he fell face first into the sand and I had a delayed reaction... we won't mention that part...) I have a feeling we will be spending lots of time in the sand this summer! I'm so thrilled to have my very own mini beach bum!
Trey's 7 Month Stats
Bedtime: between 8pm and 9pm
Wake-Up: anytime between 8am and 9:30 am
Naps: I'm happy to report that we are getting on somewhat of a better nap schedule. He usually has one around 10am, another decent one at 2 or 3pm and then usually a cat nap around 5:30
Bottles: Trey has four 7-8 oz bottles each day, one when he wakes up - two in the middle and one right before bed
Foods: Bananas, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Pears, Carrots, Pumpkin, Spinach, Peas, Apricots (not a fan, he would eat them but he made the most horrible face), Peaches, Winter Squash, blueberries
Developmental Milestones & Firsts: Getting his first too teeth!!! Starting to feed himself and getting better at holding his bottle. He likes to move from rocking on all fours to sitting up. Still not 100% crawling but getting there - lots of up on all fours rocking, moving, annnnd face plant. He can crawl backwards quite well though - it's unintentional so it almost always ends in tears. He is also starting to babble a little more intentional - like he's "talking". It's not real words or anything - you can just tell he has a lot on his mind sometimes!
All he wants to do is play!! :)
Favorite Toys: Sophie (she will be on this list forever), regular bouncy balls, The Twilight Turtle (we use this soley as a toy now, when he was little(r) we used it to put him to sleep) Skwish ball, Scout
Favorite Books: Little Crab by Image Books (OBSESSED with this book! I plan on getting a few more) Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow (Trey's first library book!)
Favorite Songs: The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Little Gym Song - Bugs, B-I-N-G-O (we have our own version about a "T-R-E-Y-bug"
Mommy Books: What to Expect the First Year by Arlene Eisenberg, My Two Year Old Eats Octopus by Nancy Tringali Piho (Still reading both of these) And Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (as a fun read!)