Saturday, March 5, 2011

7 months

Current weight: 17 lbs 3oz

Length: 27 in

Likes: Me! Of course Max has always loved his mommy, but up until the past few days, he has been pretty content with other people. That is not really the case anymore, as Max prefers me over anyone and will let everyone know this! Its nice to know I'm loved and needed, but can be a little difficult at times. Just the other day I had to play peek-a-boo while showering to keep Max happy. This leads me to Max's next big “like”- playing peek-a-boo. He absolutely loves this game, and if I play with him long enough, he will even take turns being the “hider.” Max also likes trying to climb on things. If you spend any time on the ground with him, he will grab your clothes, try to pull up on you and then reach for the nearest table or ledge to hold himself up. Max wants to be mobile very badly, which usually results in tears at least once a day from some sort of tumble. Yes, I watch him closely- but sometimes I think he has to really try to learn stuff. But hey- what do I baby only crawls backwards.

Dislikes: Max has gotten to that point now where he is not completely comfortable with strangers. I have to admit at times its nice that he doesn't completely love every person that holds him. On the other hand, I love when he shows the world how adorable he is with his smile.

Sleeping habits: I would LOVE to tell you that I sleep all the time. This is not at all the case. I think it is quite impossible to have the worlds best mine's flaw is his sleeping. It stinks, I'm worn out, and its tough. But Max is adorable, sweet, and super happy- so it is hard to complain. I love my baby more than anything in the world, and I'm fairly certain I would not be able to sleep through the night I have just accepted the fact that Max is not good at sleeping through the night and just hope that one day it will magically get better.

Eating: Max is still being breastfed along with eating jarred baby food mid morning and oatmeal/rice at night. I originally wanted to make a lot of Max's baby food BUT with the more research I have been doing I have learned that if I buy organic baby food its better for him than if I fed him pesticide ridden apples. Am I really becoming an organic junkie like a I swear I never would? Oh yes, I think so. I have really started educating myself with eating healthy and what is best to put in your body. I am pretty good when it comes to Max- next up is me! I have terrible eating habits, but I have given up pop in the last week and only focus on steps.

Max is also been introduced to gerber “puffs”, yogurt drops, and wagon wheels. I like to feed these to him during basketball games to tide him over. I also like to put these on his tray in his walker. He walks around, picking them up and self-feeding.

What he has learned: Max is becoming stronger and stronger every day. He is seconds away from crawling, he is able to get on all fours and rock back and forth. When he starts to try to move, he goes backwards though. I can't wait for him to be able to crawl around and get to what he wants. I know parents say to never wish for that, but hes already to the point I cant leave him in a room for more than a second by himself, so it would be nice for him to be able to get to things he wants. Max also get around in his walker. For a while he could only go backwards in that, but now hes able to get wherever he wants to go to a certain extent. Hes also talking more, and can shake his head “no.”

What I have learned: I think this month I have learned this importance of what we put in our body. Ive already went over this, though so I wont bore you any more. I also learned that its ok to ask for help sometimes. That is as far as I will go with that. :)

Max is still by far the most amazing thing in my life right now. Watching him grow is so wonderful, and I am certainly loving every minute of it and taking it all in. He has yet to cut any teeth, but I'm nursing- so whats the rush, right?