Holly Smokes. 7 months? really?


let’s see here…
7 has brought us lots of things-

solids: bananas, avocado, pears, prunes, apples, squash, peas, carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. We had to trick you at first to get you to open your mouth, so independent needing to use the spoon yourself. Those smart gals at the daycare figured out if they gave you cheerios or kixs that you would open up as well. it is hysterical watching you chase the Os around the table. you love it.

tooth: your first tooth has sprouted. bottom right hand side. its a sharp little bugger. you haven’t bitten me yet so that’s a plus! We realized that this was probably why we had several restless nights in a row two weeks ago nothing a little Tylenol before bedtime didn’t help.


sitting: for the most part you are sitting up all on your own. You are even starting to launch forward a little bit to get toys that are out of your reach. you are changed kid with this new found independence. Watch out if you flop onto your back though, you can’t get up and it really ticks you off! Being on your tummy still isn’t your gig, but you can roll over if you really want to- sitting is where it’s at these days though.

talking (babbling): you have always been a noisy one, but your babbling is great these days. For about a week all you would say was, “da, da, da” then it switched and you would only say, “ma, ma, ma” and then the next week we had moved on to, “ba-ba, baba”. Now you just mix it up and jibber jabber all the time. The funniest is in the early morning when you practice in your crib – I love waking up to that sound.

ears: unfortunately you got an ear infection this month too. we had to put you on the dreaded pink stuff. wow did that bring childhood right back to me when I opened that bottle of antibiotics. Let’s hope your ears are better then mine were!


travel: we took our first weekend out of town this month. Over the hill for a wedding. You were beyond amazing thru the whole thing. At dinner you sat and played, entertaining yourself while we ate and visited for just over an hour. Beyond any of our expectations.

as always it is amazing to watch you change and grow. we are so glad you are here!

Bonus video!

13 Comments Seven

  1. My name is PJ. April 7, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Nessie – ‘little noodles’ is so incredibly cute! How do you stand it? I love the photos. If you keep it up, she’ll be a camera ham in absolutely no time. Mine were. 🙂

  2. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 11:46 am

    such a sweetie!
    i think i’ve said that everytime – but he just looks like the sweetest, happiest little fella.

    we do the cheerio thing to get food in too!


  3. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    He is the most precious little guy…reading this post brings back sweet memories of Melody…it’s hard to believe she is not a little baby anymore! (3 in June) Everyday is so special…please give Mr. O a big hug and kiss for me.

    xoxoxo, Amy

  4. aimee April 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    that first year is life changing in so many ways… especially when you see a life changing right before your own eyes, every single day. a big congratulations – it’s hard work but worth every bit of effort.

  5. Kim April 7, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    What a cutie!

  6. ~Valentina~ April 8, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Holly Cannoli! SOOO CUTE! He have to meet my niece Giulia 🙂

  7. Miss Fluff April 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    So cute! I hope to be blessed, to be a mom one day.

  8. julesinseach April 8, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, he just gets cuter and cuter! That video cracks me up, him talking back with your dog.

    On the teething front….have you tried Hylands teething tablets? They worked for me with Eben. He got 6 teeth within 4 days and they pretty much saved my life.

    He’s precious…truly precious.

  9. Joni April 8, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Christian said he is even standing up with help! He’s growing so quickly!! And even his first tooth! What a month of milestones!

  10. Kathleen April 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    his eyes? all i can say is “wow”.
    for real. his eyes are just gorgeous.

    he is changing so much! it is weird to look back and see how much they change. i was just looking at liam’s newborn pics and, even though he kind of looks the same…he looks totally different. (that sounded all wrong…but it is true).

    so glad we get to watch this journey of yours. xo

  11. BT April 12, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Such a beautiful boy you have there. His big eyes are amazing. You are full of love and your baby will grow to a fabulous adult, I’m sure of it.

  12. Ai Ling April 13, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Those blue eyes!!! As I am writing this comment an incoming email reminder popped up on my screen. it’s always so great to see how both of them grow! 🙂

  13. shopgirl April 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Oh, this is just the most lovely post. He is gorgeous, perfect, beautiful… And I love hearing what he is doing. keep up the good work.


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