Below is the pic of Noah at seven months, wearing the 12-month onesie. He is so happy in this pic! :) I think he is starting to thin out a little bit now too. He's getting a little more hair on that head and it is a nice shade of strawberry blond. :) His eyes are still quite blue too. He's looking more and more like his Momma's twin every day!
As I posted a couple weeks ago, Noah has been sleep trained! Yay!! He has been sleeping anywhere from 9 to 12 hours straight now every night, and the nights he is up after 9 or 10 hours, he eats and goes back to sleep for another few hours. It. is. awesome. I had forgotten just how wonderful it was to sleep all night. It has done a lot for my sanity, that is for sure! ;) He is still taking two to three naps a day too. He has shifted a bit to normally taking a longer morning/early afternoon nap of 1 to 2 hours, then a late afternoon nap of another 1 to 3 hours. If they are shorter naps, then he usually needs a short early evening nap too. Naps are a necessity because a well-rested Noah makes for a much happier Noah!! He gets that one from his Daddy. ;)
New foods tried this month:
- White grape juice
He is doing really well with the food introductions. He wasn't a big fan of carrots or apples, but has done really well with all of the others. He loves peaches and squash and gobbles up seconds of those! I have kept up with making all of the food myself. It hasn't been hard at all and I am really enjoying it. For the squash, I have been using butternut and roasting it, then pureeing it. We all eat the squash, either just roasted or in soup. It is so good!! The peas are super easy. I can just throw frozen ones into the Baby Brezza and let them steam and puree. Can't get any easier than that! :) We introduced the white grape juice, diluted 50/50 with water of course, to try and help with his constipation. It does seem to be helping some, but his love of bananas for breakfast aren't helping the issue. :( Just a few more things to introduce by themselves for now, then I'll probably start mixing some of them or adding some spices to make it interesting. I will probably try to add some cereal to the fruits and veggies too, so that I can get him to eat it that way. He continues to nurse every 2-3 hours throughout the day, so I know that is where he is mainly getting his nutrition. We're doing the solid foods just twice a day at this point, but I may add in another meal at lunchtime soon too.
New accomplishments this month:
- Pulling himself up on everything, including couches, crib, big toys, etc
- Cruising around the room once he is standing
- Crawling, instead of scooting, around the room
- Taking big boy baths
- Sitting at the table when we go out to eat
Here is the pic of both Ethan and Noah at 7 months. I love seeing their similarities and differences every month! It's definitely Ethan, the ornery funny man, and Noah, the sweet angel! haha!