Thursday, July 9, 2009

Seven Month Update

Well, another month has come and passed. Unbelievable how quickly time goes now that Jacob is here. Here is a little snippet of what we’ve been up to the past month.

Jacob turned seven months old on July 5th. His measurements that day (taken at home, not the dr’s office) were 17.2 lbs, 26.5 inches long, and a head circumference of 45.5 cm. He sure is growing!!

The list of foods he’s tried is ever growing. I won’t bore you all with it though. But it includes a ton more fruits and vegetables and he has even tried some chicken as well (yum!) He is now using a sippy cup, though he mostly just plays with it instead of actually drinking from it.

He continues to roll constantly but he no longer uses that to get around. He has started army crawling and getting quite good at it. He is getting faster and faster and it won’t be long now before he really takes off. We’re not ready for this!! He is sitting up now as well. He can’t put himself in the sitting position but if we put him there he can stay there for quite awhile before he topples over. He is getting better at balancing himself too.

This last month, Jacob’s Auntie Melissa and Uncle Brandon got married. Jacob did so well at the wedding and reception and looked awfully cute in the vest that Brandon’s mom made for him. It matched the bridesmaid dresses 🙂 I was very proud of him for being such a good little guy.

We also celebrated our first Father’s Day and his first 4th of July. For the 4th, we saw fireworks and went to a parade. Jacob did surprisingly well with both. We took him swimming for the first time as well. I did take a video but haven’t had an opportunity to upload it yet (I don’t really know what I am doing and Matt isn’t home) but I will post that eventually. I thought for sure there would be screaming involved but he actually seemed to like it. He is going to be a water baby just like his dad. He was kicking his legs and trying to get the water with his hands. It was a cooler day though so we didn’t stay in the pool very long. We’ll have to try again soon.

We switched Jacob to cloth diapers at the end of June. We are using a brand called gDiapers. It is the first cloth diaper I have tried but I just love them. They are part cloth, part disposable. You can also make them completely cloth which we will probably do soon. We are very excited about them and he looks super cute in them.

He has started to boycott sleep which we’ve been told could be a sign of teething. We don’t see or feel anything yet though. But it could be soon. I’ve been saying that for the last three months though so we aren’t holding our breath!

Other than that, I don’t think there is anything new in the life of Jacob. I felt like this was a big month for him but now that it is all out there, it doesn’t really seem like all that much. He continues to amaze me every day.

look at how much I’ve grown! footprints at birth and footprints at 6 months

first time using a sippy cup

Jacob and daddy at Melissa & Brandon’s wedding

Father’s day

Look at me!

first time swimming

Baby’s first 4th of July

This is the best way to start the day! 7 months old 🙂
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