7 months old! Time is flying by! We continue to be delighted by your sunny disposition and sometimes frustrated by your resistance to sleeping. Life is too interesting to sleep through, right? You nap at least 3 times a day, but it still takes much bouncing and coaxing to get you to sleep. Bedtime varies depending on how your naps went during the day. Hopefully next month will bring some more regular sleeping routines and good health, since you've also had your first cold this past week. It is so hard to see you coughing and uncomfortable, but you have been a trooper!
You light up with a big smile whenever one of your favorite people come into view, and you're just starting to be a little wary of "strangers" holding you. You are also very interested in Sadie, our Labrador. You always keep an eye on her when she's in the room, and don't seem to mind the occasional lick across the face. You practice new sounds every day - we're sure you say "hi". We're using some sign language with you: eat, more, puppy, kitty, all done, and diaper change, but you haven't used any signs yet.
You're getting more particular about what toys you want, and you're very interested in what mom and dad and Lachlan are holding. Some favorite things right now are an old tv remote, a metal spoon, and a noisy cow teether that was Aunt Bethany's when she was a baby. You need some support for sitting because you tip over as soon as you get distracted. You are very good a reaching out and grabbing whatever is within arms reach. You are also eating more solid foods. I've been making purees at home, and so far you've had applesauce (your favorite), bananas, peas, sweet potatoes, and pears.
This month held your first Christmas, and for you, it was all about the people. You got to be passed from person to person all through the holiday and all three aunties rocked you to sleep at one time or another. You were interested in the tissue paper and your new teething toys on Christmas morning.
Here's a link to the Flickr set of all 7 months of photos