Monday, July 3, 2017

Grayson's 7th Month

You are so loved, little man!  Mommy adores you, your daddy loves making you laugh and getting your tickles, and your big brothers just don't want to leave you alone...especially Mattox.  You and Mattox are becoming best friends already, and that makes Mommy so happy.  You are just the cutest, sweetest, and happiest baby.  I tell you all the time I hit the baby jackpot with you!

Size:  You won't go back to the doctor until you are 9 months old, but we can tell you are growing so well. With all you are eating, I suspect you are well into the 17 lb. range now.  I bought you size 3 diapers because you started leaking out of the size 2 ones a lot, but your daddy forgot and bought you a box of size 2s again. Sigh.  You could wear them, but they were not ideal.  You can still wear some of your 3 to 6 month clothes but you need more 6 to 9 months for length.  

Developmental Accomplishments:  As demonstrated in all of your pictures, you are still a very happy baby and love to be talked to and played with. You are rolling over onto your tummy more and more and attempt to army crawl to reach toys that you want.  You can sit fully unsupported for very long periods of time but often will get yourself onto your tummy from a sitting position to reach a toy and play.   You are also getting stronger on your feet and legs to be able to stand on your own holding our hands.  I can stand you up against furniture like our upholstered ottoman, and you can stand for a few seconds on your own before sitting down.  You have great neck control when sitting up.  You have been working on those fine motor skills too and love banging your toys together and making lots of noises.  You also love music and toys that make noise and sounds.  You make circles all around your exersaucer and enjoy playing with all the toys on it.  You still hate being left alone and will let Mommy know if she is gone too long.  Evan has been a big help this month entertaining you when I am busy.  
Sleeping:  You are still sleeping pretty good at night although you do wake us up some at night because you are hungry and want to eat more or just because you want to be held.  You usually go to bed by 9:30 or 10:00 (sometimes earlier) but often wake up around 6:00 to eat. 

Eating:  You are doing great with eating and are still primarily breast fed.  You still refuse to take a bottle, but I don't mind as long as you are getting plenty to eat.  We have been increasing the amount of your solid food intake gradually as you have tried a whole range of new foods through the month.  You are now solidly on a 3 meals a day routine with breakfast, lunch and dinner and four to five breastfeedings.  You have eaten avocado, bananas, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, pears, apples, and brown rice and oatmeal cereal.   You usually eat a fruit for breakfast with oatmeal, a green vegetable for lunch, and an orange vegetable for dinner.   You now eat two baby bullet servings or 4 ice cube servings at each meal.  At the end of this month, I started mixing some combinations together for you.  You usually eat pears or apples mixed with bananas or oatmeal cereal.  

Teeth:  Two bottom teeth

Nicknames:  Grayson Payson (goes with Evan Pevin, Brody Pody, Mattox Pattox), Gray Pay, Gray Gray, Baby Goo (because he is just a little gooey sweet mess)

{More pictures coming soon}

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