10 February 2009

7 months old!

I was worth the wait! That is for sure, little Maddox!
Bad hair day...
Thumbs up! This is his Orbitz hat, made by my coworker, Shalonda. Isn't it so cute? It has a little airplane on it!
Hanging out on the floor with Jackson. Is that a wig? This is a REALLY bad hair day...

My fairy goddaughter, Delaney. 

So, Maddox is already 7 months old! I am really enjoying every moment, he is still a baby, but is learning so much and is so much fun! He is not quite crawling, but he is getting around pretty good. He can go backwards and in circles, but can't go forward. He is very close to figuring it out though, so I am scared. He was waving this weekend though, which was ridiculously cute. He was sticking out his hand and squeezing it together, and we realized that he is waving! Rudy has been working on that one apparently, but I had never seen him do it until Saturday. He was doing it all day long, it was awesome! We started teaching him sign language, but he hasn't really caught on to it yet. It can take up to 2 months to learn the first sign at his age, so I will be patient. We are teaching him "more" - it seems like a tough one, but that is what the book recommends. He loves to bounce around and dance. I carry him around and dance with him, or he stands on my lap and be bops around, it is very cute. He also loves kisses and peek a boo, especially when I set him on the bed and then hide on the floor and pop up in different spots. It is guaranteed to elicit some silly giggles! I haven't weighed him lately, but I don't think I posted his weight at his 6 month check-up. He was 17lbs, 14 oz and 26 inches long. He is in the 50th percentile for height and weight, so my perfect little average baby. He is still a good little sleeper and sleeps from 8:30pm to around 6:30 am or so. I get him up earlier than that on days I have to go in to the office, but he sleeps through the night 99% of the time. His naps are mostly consistent, some days he takes 3 naps and some days 2, but he naps pretty good. He has had a runny nose for a few weeks now and sounds kind of congested, the poor little guy. His skin has been very dry for about a month now too, hence the very rosy cheeks! I have tried some lotions, but they don't seem to help and I am worried they are making it worse, so am stopping them for a few days. He is now eating 2 solid meals a day now, a 1/4 cup of cereal and a vegetable and fruit too. He loves it! He gobbles up everything and is always leaning forward with his mouth open and waving his arms and grunting for more. So, that is his sign language for "more" right now, but he will perfect the hand sign soon I am sure! 

On another note, my job is changing soon so I may have to wean him from breastfeeding. I am not looking forward to it at all. It has been so wonderful and convenient to breastfeed. I am leaving my current client in Chicago and will be assigned to a new project and it could be anywhere. So, I may have to do some traveling which will make breastfeeding interesting. I am planning to keep it up as long as I can, even if it is only a couple times a day. He started drinking one bottle of formula a day when he is in day care to get him used to it. It is no problem, he sucks it down no problemo! I am just sad to have to give up breastfeeding. It is so nice to be able to solve almost any problem by giving him my boob! I am not sure how to sooth him any other way! I was only planning to BF until 6 months, but since I am enjoying it, I was going to go to a year. But, we may not make it that long. We'll see I guess. Until then, I am going to savor every moment.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

He's gets cuter by the day...love the hairdo!!! He'll definitely figure out crawling very soon...I give him a week or two and he'll be moving around everywhere.