7 Months Old

       Abram turned 7 months a couple weeks ago. I freak out every time I have to write these posts! Not only is he growing up so fast, but a lot of info goes into them. These posts are his "baby book" at the moment because I haven't had time to print pictures and write in his actual baby book so I don't want to miss ANYTHING! Lot of pressure...

Health: He managed not to get the nasty stomach virus we all got! :) Super happy about that one...and is getting in tooth #5!

Praise the sleep gods...
Abram has started to consolidate his naps, from 4 to 2/3. He is still taking 45 minute- 2 hour naps! We are STILL doing a dream feed at 10:30 at night, but have now started graudally decreasing the amount he gets at the feeding. He usually wakes up between 6:30-7:30.

Shut the front door!

       At the end of this month he went from barely eating a "cube" of purees to dominating 5 "cubes", and getting hungry more often during the day. I think he had a growth spurt or something. It did make us move from 1 feeding to 2, sometimes 3 feedings. He now screams and slams his hands on his high chair tray demanding I give him more, quickly! At lunch I try to give him real solids to chew on so he can learn...it usually just ends up on the floor. 

       He has now had avocado, carrots, pears, green beans, prunes, sweet potato, butternut squash, apple, and bananas. He has loved them all, but we had to stop bananas after 2 days due to their side effects. 

       He is slowly getting over his jumperoo now that he is army crawling, but will tolerate it. He likes anything he can chew on...anything. He likes to bangs toys that make noise and still uses the white noise machine. He NEVER could hold a pacifier in his mouth as a baby and it was so aggravating. Well, all of a sudden he started grabbing it and putting it in his own mouth, and keeping it in by biting it. Crazy baby...genius ;).

       Abram loves army crawling, chewing on anything, banging anything, screaming when he is excited, grabbing Bijou for a kiss {I'm pretty sure she is the only one getting his kisses}, all food, pacifiers, naps, babbling, blowing his own bubbles, music, and the beach sand.

       He despises his infant seat, being changed or dressed, being bathed in the big bath tub, sitting still, and staying up late.

  
       We were super busy this month. We celebrated Mother's day and my brother's graduation, went to the beach, the boardwalk, and his friend's baby shower.