Monday, September 14, 2015

Burton- 7 months!

Par for the course, I am a week late.  I also don't have any pictures of sweet baby boy with his 7 month sticker on, we left them in Birmingham, along with everything else we own... But enough with the melodrama, I will save it for an entire post when I can get up the courage to acknowledge the fact that we have actually moved. :(

Burton you are 7 months old!  Closer to a year than your birth.  I cannot believe it!  Here are your stats at 7 months...

Length and Weight: We won't get an update on this until 9 months

Sleep: We've had a long month in this area.  Combine teething with moving from crib to pack-n-play back to a crib as we jump from house to house, I don't blame you...ok, maybe I do a little bit when you are screaming in the middle of the night ;).  But, you have backed your bedtime up, going to bed between 7:30 and 8:00.  You still take 2-3 naps per day, but unfortunately your morning nap coincides with taking sister to preschool, and your afternoon nap usually falls when we go pick her up.  We will figure out our new routine soon!

Eating:  You have decided you don't really want baby food anymore and would just rather have anything mushy off of our plates, which you readily grab when you are in our laps.  We also went from just feeding you food at dinner time to you wanting it at every meal.  You LOVE banana, bread, pancakes, but you weren't too sure about avocado.  Last night you got some mac-n-cheese and corn casserole at the church picnic, you probably won't eat anything plain again! You are still nursing 4 to 5 times per day.

Likes: Eating, watching and laughing at sister, your exersaucer, falling asleep on Mommy.

Dislikes:  You still aren't a big fan of your carseat, and you definitely don't like being put in your highchair and having to wait on food.

Clothes Size: 9 months

Diaper Size: 4

Hair Color:  Bless you son, you are mostly still bald.  Some of the hair is so light that you can't tell you have any, then other places look more brown.  Who knows?

Eye Color: Dark blue

Nicknames:  Buckaroo and Burtie 

Milestones: You have figured out how to get on all fours and rock, and you just started army crawling!  I feel like it is any day now that you will really be on the move.  Also you have figured out how to get from all fours to sitting up.  This month you have started developing your pincer grasp and can grab at smaller bits of food, even though you consistently drop them in your lap.  About 2 weeks ago you cut your two bottom front teeth!  I can't believe you got them so early considering your sister didn't get one until she was 12 months.  Thankfully this helped explain some of your sleep issues :)

We love you Burton Christopher.  I know life has been stressful and so very hectic the past month, and Mommy feels a bit like we have missed some precious moments with you, but I know this time is short-lived.  You are such a joy and I love hearing your sweet baby laugh.  I can't imagine life without you!

You are almost as big as your sister 

Hanging out with baby James 

My heart is full!!!