Sunday, March 13, 2011

TJ: 7 Months

I am determined not to wait so long to do the 7 months write up. =)  I am only a couple of days late this time around. The past month has really been about developing gross motor skills and personality.  Oh, and not allowing us to sleep. TJ can now sit and play with his sister, get very upset when a toy is taken away or rolls away, and plays/laughs whenever anyone does anything even remotely funny.  One thing he is lacking is the ability to sleep.  It started about at 6 months and unfortunately carried over into this month.  We had hoped it was teething but now we are sure it isn't.  I had the Dr check his ears this past weekend even just to double check that it wasn't an ear infection...she said no and that it was probably just separation anxiety.  Great.  That's not an easy fix but I remember going through this with Libby too.  I know it'll pass.  The good, late breaking development is that TJ has declared a love for a blanket.  Maybe it'll help him sleep through the night.  It definitely helps him go to sleep at nap time!

I've given up on him rolling over.  I know he can and just doesn't want to.  You want to know how I know?  He rolls 90% over, looks at me, grins in his adorable TJ man way, and then rolls back.  Now tell me he isn't doing that on purpose?  He's getting closer to crawling.  I am 99% sure he won't be a butt scooter like his sister.  He can twist and turn like a mad man on the floor to get what he wants and his knees are definitely attempting to set up for crawling.  I guess it is just a matter of time now!

One thing that seems to be consistent is his size.  On Saturday he weighed in at 26lbs but that was after solids + a 6oz bottle so that isn't entirely fair.  I haven't measured him and we won't go back officially for measurements until 9 months (May), so I don't know how much taller he is but I have a hard time carrying him around now cause he's so long.  Oh and oh so strong.  I'm going to predict once that boy can crawl/walk won't want to be cuddled by his momma anymore.  He's already fighting it unless he is sleepy.  Sigh.  It's going too fast.

A positive note was I got a new camera a few weeks back so I can take some really great shots of him now.  So stay tuned!  Here is just a preview of some of my favorites from the past few days.

03.11.11 TJ (10)

03.11.11 TJ

03.12.11 Adorable TJ (3)

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