I cant believe on Tuesday you will be 7 months old. I know I say that every month, but i just cant believe how quickly you are growing and changing. You such a bundle of love, i am not sure any baby has ever been as sweet as you in this whole world. And yet you keep getting sweeter.
This month you have really become quite good at grabbing things and throwing things with your hands. I think your dexterity is probably much more advanced than others your age. We take you out to restaurants and give you toys in a high chair to keep you entertained, but all you do it pick them up and throw them on teh ground and then watch them hoping they will miraculously float back on to the table again. They never do. But you keep waiting. Sometimes I just lay down on the ground and watch you play, i am constantly in awe of all the things you do . And i cant help but think about how darn cute it all is with your little hands and your way of navigating the world around you.
Although you are quite good with your hand-eye coordination you still havent figured out how to actually feed yourself. All kinds of things go into your mouth except food. For some reason when i give you little slices of apples, or bananas, or even little puffs you just scoot them around and like everything else you touch, it ends up on the floor. I am hoping in the next month maybe the joy of eating (and self entertaining at meal times) becomes a little more enjoyable for you. Although we are not too worried about how much you eat because everyone says you are a little ham, your chubby cheaks and legs make you so darn cute I could just eat you whole. You are in the 79th percentile for weight. But I secretely think that as soon as you start crawling you are going to be everywhere.
And I do think that mobility is just around the corner. You are a 'bouncing baby' right now. YOu sit up and just bounce like you are ready to get up and just start running away. You are good at grabbing things just within your reach but far away, sometimes you bounce up and do a belly flop because you havent quite figured out how to get up on your knees. But i think it it's just a few weeks away before you are off.
The last of your toothless smiles were seen this month as those bottom two front teeth have finally broken through the gum. They are so cute. They havent fully emerged yet but the little choppers can certainly bite. Your teething days werent so bad, although i do think a few low grade fevers were tightly connected to those little suckers. You went through your fair share of bibs for a while there as the drool would just pour out of your your mout; since they new appearances you havent been drooling as much. So that means now you can wear cute outfits and we dont have to cover them up with bibs.
Unfortunately the last few weeks you have had a never ending cold. Some days i think it;s allergies, other days i think it's a new variation on the same cold. I dont think you have stopped sneezing on a regular basis since you were born. But your nose is constanly running. I feel so bad for you as you try to sleep since I know it must be hard to breath when you cant really use your nose all that well. This week has been extra rough because you picked up a cough from daycare. And the last 24 hours have been miserable (for all of us). YOu havent been sleeping and you woke up in a daze this morning with lots of tears. Poor little guy, it makes going to work so much harder because I hate leaving you.
Next month there will be more changes in all of our futures. Hopefully our house will be on the market and you will start a new daycare- Kids R Kids. They have a webcam so i get to secretly check in on you whenever i want. I really, really hope you are happy there. Knowing you are in good hands makes going to work a lot better, but i still miss you like crazy. So please try to be happy with your new teachers, if nothing else do it for me.
I cant wait to see what this month has in store for us. YOu are the light of my life, and through all the stuff going on in my life i know coming home to you makes everything so much better. Watching you and listening to you only brings smiles to my face, and every day is a new adventure to see what you will do next. Your voice is changing and the things that come out are always surprises. Keep on surprising us, little man, and making your daddy and I the happiest and proudest parents in the whole world.