Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dear Nathan, (7 months old)

Dear Nathan,

You get more and more fun every single day.  And more adorable.  You suck your thumb now, but you still like the paci when you are trying to go to sleep.  Speaking of sleep, you've been sleeping through the night pretty consistently lately, so that's awesome!

You still love your Puffs and have gotten really great at getting them into your mouth!  You feed them to the dogs sometimes, but that's okay.  They love it.

Your favorite foods continue to be fruits, as well as carrots and sweet potatoes.  We are watching you closely because we think we may have discovered an allergy to strawberries.  We are not sure right now, but it's something we are being very careful about.  Just in case.  Sadly, you love the taste of strawberries, so I'm really hoping you are not allergic to them.  You especially love your strawberry apple puffs.  You're not too sure about the vanilla ones, although I personally love them and could eat them as a snack!  We just got peach and apple cinnamon, and I can't wait to see how you like those!

You are starting to get more and more active, and it won't be long until you are completely mobile!  You are still trying so hard to crawl but haven't quite got the hang of it yet.  :)  You lunge forward and sometimes plant your face on the floor.  It's not funny... but it kind of is.  You have the stance down pretty well, though.  It's just a matter of time before you're zooming all over the house.  And then, all bets are off, I guess!  Time to start baby-proofing!  Funny story - that ball in this picture was one of your Easter gifts and the first time you saw it, you were terrified of it!  The thing moves on its own and sings songs and talks to you, and I guess that was worrisome to you, because you cried and cried when we turned it on the first time.  And the second time.  I had just about given up when we decided to try one more time.  You loved it the third time and now it's one of your favorite toys!  Other favorites include a plastic box with plastic shapes that go into it.  There's a lid with cut-outs for each shape, so you can drop each shape into the box through its cut-out.  You currently just enjoy taking the lid off and dumping everything out onto the floor.  You usually laugh hysterically when you do that and then look up at us to make sure we saw you.  You're so proud of yourself when you do things like that!  We love it.  :)

Speaking of proud, you're hitting all your milestones early or right on time.  We are so proud of you, that you are healthy and happy and developing at a good pace.

Oh, and you have said your first phrase.  Sort of.  You've been saying "babababa mamamama" when you're hungry.  If that's not a phrase, I don't know what is!

Never forget that we love you so very much, sweet baby.


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