Ben's 7 months old!
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|Mon, 07-05-2010 - 3:18pm|
Saturday marked 7 months since my "Big Ben" was born. Wow!
There are a couple of cute videos on my blog (http://beccacarter.com) and I have some photos to check out from a picnic last week with my parents, so those will be uploaded soon.
Ben's doing great at sitting up, so unless he's really sleepy, he sits in the shopping cart rather than being hoisted up still in his car seat. (It's cute when we go to the grocery store that has wide carts 'cause both Tim and Ben can share the front.) He seems really close to mastering crawling, but he has a tendency to "belly surf" and reach with his hands rather than move his legs. LOL When you help him stand, he's started wanting to step! It's kinda like prancing sometimes, so adorable. If he figures out walking before crawling, I don't think I'll mind, though it might result in more falls...
And the cutest thing he does lately is shake his head. He likes when we do it back, but he's also just shaking for the fun of doing it himself. LOL I find that it's funniest when he's sitting up and just tossing his head like crazy. :)
We don't have a dr's appt scheduled until the start of August, but I'll try to coordinate an unofficial weigh-in with Ben being held by an adult. (Usually need to do this with Guru so that he can check out the number on the scale while I'm holding the babe.) I'm curious whether he's gotten to 22 lbs and by how much. He loves his solid food, so I suspect his weight gain has continued.
Oh, and weaning tips from other mothers would be appreciated - we need more sleep at night but Ben's stuck on the comfort of nursing. I don't want to make it torture on him... He gradually dropped the daytime feeds and varies between 3 to 5 times at night (with one before I get to bed myself). I really think he'd sleep better with a tummy full of formula! He uses a sippy cup for water during the day (and I've used that with formula during a cold, to make sure he gets enough nutrition) but do have bottles if that would be a better alternative in terms of sucking action...