Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7 Months

Trevor is getting to be a big boy so fast! He is eager to get going so he can play with his brothers and sister. He often kicks his legs and bats his arms all around while I'm holding him because he is so excited by what his siblings are doing. I've found that although Trevor is most happy being held, he is also quite happy when I just put him on the ground and let him roll and scoot around. He has started trying to get onto his hands and knees for crawling, but never gets too much past getting his little bum in the air then falling back down. He loves to try over and over again which means that he will probably get it pretty soon.
Trevor loves to eat (as is evident by his size) and is very happy that he gets to try eating with a spoon like his siblings. Like all babies, he had a hard time with it at first, but is starting to get the hang of it and is able to finish off the whole serving (and sometimes wants a second). I've been making all his baby food, except the rice cereal. So far he has tried peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. We are going to try applesauce, mashed banana, and mashed avocado in the near future.
Trevor now has two little razor-sharp teeth on the bottom and tends to bite me quite a bit while he's nursing- especially when he gets distracted by his siblings. He also just leans over and bites my hand or shoulder sometimes, which tells me he is definitely getting more teeth. I've tried to keep him supplied with other things to bite on so he won't bite me as much :)
Trevor is as happy a little guy as ever and loves to be with anyone in his family (although he always looks at me longingly whenever we are apart for long).
Trevor's sleeping habits are getting to be much more manageable. He no longer sleeps in his car seat! (except when he falls asleep in the car-but he usually wakes up as soon as we come in the house) and has been sleeping in his own room in his crib for about the last month. He typically goes to bed about 7, wakes up once or twice a night to eat and sleeps until 8 the next morning. Some nights are a little rough though and he has me up 4-5 times. I think his teeth are bothering him on these nights, but I'm not sure. When we are home and not out and about somewhere, Trevor naps really well- sleeping about 1-2 hours at a time, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
He is getting very handsy and impossible to keep still. He loves to grab anything that comes within reach and has pulled out chunks of Heidi's hair because of it. He wiggles all over and grabs everything he can get while I'm trying to change his diaper. We've come to the stage where I need to keep the changing table stocked with interesting toys just to keep him holding still long enough to let me get a clean diaper on him.
This boy is so sweet and we love him so! (and did you notice that he's our first "red-head"? Its only strawberry blonde, but I'll take it!)

 (He's laughing at me in this picture :)
(He's just staring at his dad in this picture)

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