Baby Loves: 7 Months

Ufff… we’re finally starting to slow down on the weight front! At 7 months Wesley is still hovering under the 20lb mark at 19lbs and 10oz. He seems to have finally fought off the persistent Daycare Cold and also managed to pass Hand Foot and Mouth to me without actually getting it himself. Yay?

Wesley is still an amazingly chill little boy! He’s been doing great at daycare and is a very happy boy at home too. The cats have really started to catch his eye, and it is SO cute to watch his face light up when Schmutz walks up to him (Mort is a bit more cautious and I can’t say I blame him… especially after Wesley started chewing on his tail when it got within reach). Wesley is also a lazy little boy so he doesn’t seem to have a lot of motivation to crawl yet, but I’m sure it will happen eventually. Usually when we put him on his tummy he just sprawls dramatically and makes pathetic noises.

Wesley actually has 2 different jumpers.  The one they have at daycare is one of the ginormous, super-springy ones and he adores it!  We got this one (which has a smaller footprint) for at home.  He really likes all the toys on it and has just figured out how to get some spring out of it. He definitely bounces much more at daycare though.

This Batman teether constantly saves the day! Almost anytime he gets fussy, handing him this will stop the crying.  Batman fixes everything.

I have never gotten so many belly laughs out this boy than when we’re playing with this caterpillar. He loves the big cartoon-y eyes and all the different textures.  The velcro is pretty darn strong right out of the box, so he’s not strong enough to pull it apart yet, but he’ll get there.

Matt really wanted to get him So Many Stars, illustrated by Andy Warhol and it looks like we’re on our way to raising a little art snob.  The text may leave a little something to be desired, but this may be Wesley’s favorite book illustration-wise.

Introducing him to foods has been going slowly.  He seems to really like fruits, but isn’t so sure about veggies yet (oh, and if you’re wondering how the Baby Led Weaning is going, he actually does WAY better with purees…we still offer him “mashable” foods periodically though). His absolute favorite food seems to be this Happy Baby yogurt.  Now, I’m not even remotely a “crunchy” mom.  “Organic” carries very little weight me and I don’t actually believe GMOs are going to destroy us all.* What I do love about this brand though is that there is no added sugar (or sugar substitute!) in the yogurt. Where’s my adult-sized no-added-sugar yogurt???? Bonus: Wesley likes the banana-sweet potato flavor (although the peach-mango seems to be his fav) so we’re able to sneak in some veggies. Boo-ya!

 

*FYI Bill Nye agrees with me here. SCIENCE!

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