Hi there friends!! How are ya all? Wish you all had a great summer!
I started writing this post back in July, here is an insert from it.
Wowzers..sorry this is soo late! We spend the first few weeks of the month visiting family out west and now just trying to get back to our routine back at home. Let me just say that traveling with a 7 month year old can be challenging especially with long delays and cancelled ( YES cancelled) flights. Luckily, I have an angel of a boy who made it all a breeze. Just a couple of tips if you plan to travel soon with your little one
– If your little one takes a paci, do your self a favor and buy one of those attachy things. Gosh, why didn’t I do that, I won’t even go into my experience on one of our flights with a sick kid next to us and our paci..ahh..trust me just buy one 🙂
– pack light for flying. I just brought a small purse that had a crossbody strap and an Ergo. It was sooo much easier than when we tried flying with a carry on, etc.
So whats new –
Chael has been such an awesome little boy. It has been a pure joy watching him grow. It has been mostly just Chael and I this summer as daddy was away working, but we have made the best of it.
Milestones – Chael has learned sooo much these past few months.
Crawling – Chael started rolling just before 6 months then he learned how to crawl sideways around this time as well. To date he is not officially crawling forward but he has mastered crawling backwards & side ways, rolling and scooting on his butt. He has been standing pretty well for a few months now, mostly when leaned up against something. Update since I wrote this the other night — he’s officially crawling each and every way!
Talking – His first word at 8 months was Dada. He does lots and lots of baby talk so I really do feel this will be climaxing to words before we know it.
Eating- This has been a challenging thing. We introduced solids at 6 months and it took until about 8 1/2 -9 months before he actually enjoyed them. It got a bit frustrating in the beginning because he would reject everything we tried for days, weeks, months but finally he gave in. 🙂 Since then we have been doing 3 meals a day and that seems to be working well. In between meals he nurses, so he is nursing 4 times during the day then 2-3 times at night ( yes we are still not sleeping through the night).
sleeping – Ahhh..Soo we are still not sleeping through the night. He wakes anywhere from 1 to 4 times per night. He usually goes to bed around 8 then sleeps until 8 or 9 in the morning. We are down to 2 naps during the day. I thought perhaps the 3 naps per day was causing him to wake more at night but now, that didn’t help. But he is such a good baby so I am ok with the not sleeping well at night.
Here are some pictures from the past few months.
Drinking like a big boy
His funny faces make us smile
Soo happy to be his mom!
Yay! Such a handsome guy. Hope you enjoy the pictures and you are all doing great!