7 months is now upon us and what adventurous little babies we have!
Gracie hit some pretty big milestones. Girlfriend’s now crawling AND pulling up on all the things…my legs, the couch, her brother’s head. And she did all of this within two weeks. It’s crazy how fast she’s developing. And it’s crazy how fast she actually is. She’s constantly using Cason (and the rest of us) as a jungle gym so we now have to keep extra eyes out when they interact with each other. She will either sit on him or he will pull her hair. I’m really looking forward to the day that they understand that people aren’t for squashing and yanking.
She’s eating really well although she still has the tongue thrusting habit when we spoon feed her. She’s getting so much better at it though! Everything goes in her mouth at this point. Everything. Sometimes it’s like she’s about to grab an object, but then she reaches for it with her mouth.
We lowered her crib this month. I’m glad we did it when we did because she was pulling up within days of moving it. Her little personality is really coming out now too. When she can’t do something she gets really frustrated. She has this little whine as she’s working toward something and if she can get it, she starts crying. It’s cute, but we just encourage her that she can do it and try to coach her along.
This is Gracie’s half smile. I imagine her saying, “Sure, mom, that’s funny. I don’t know why but I’ll smile to make you feel better.” haha!
Cason is such a resilient little boy. I mentioned how Gracie gets frustrated when she can’t accomplish something; Not Cason. He just keeps at it and is so focused until he gets it. He worked and worked at crawling and never fussed because he wasn’t getting it, he just kept rocking until one day he started moving forward. He hasn’t stopped since.
And it tickles me to death that he recognizes his name! I’ll call him and he turns and looks at me and heads over my direction. He’s not quite sitting up on his own yet, but does really well sitting when you’re just keeping a hand on his back. He’s also one of the smiliest kids I’ve met. Even though he’s very intent on a toy when he’s playing he’ll always stop for a quick smile if you’re paying attention to him, then he’s right back to playing. He eats really well from a spoon and we’re working on him picking up food and feeding himself. He doesn’t like to be dirty so that presents a challenge in the self-feeding department since it’s a given that he’s going to get dirty. But when he finds a food he loves, his eyes get huge with excitement!
It’s getting harder and harder to keep these guys on the monthly calendar because there is no being still any more. It’s all mobile now!
“There’s candy after this photoshoot?”
“Erm, candy’s messy so I don’t know about that.”
“But the more I think about it, candy sounds nice.” #thingscasonsays
Sidenote: There wasn’t really candy for my 7 month old.
Two more weeks until we finalize!
Thanks to Sweet Pea a La Mode for the adorable patriotic onesies!!