Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ryder at 7 Months

Ryder is SEVEN months old! So exciting! He's doing so much more stuff now.

In addition to now being able to sit up for as long as he wants to, he is also able to get himself into the sitting position by himself! He can also army crawl kind of...or at least pull himself along the floor using his elbows & pushing with his feet. He is all over the place now. You can definitely tell that he has some favorite toys. I just got him a Baby Einstein Count & Compose Piano - my mom had one that he LOVES, but they don't make them anymore so yay eBay - and he loves that thing. It also came with this little Baby Einstein music player and he loves that thing too.

Even though he knows we come back, he cries if we leave the room. If we try to "hide" his toys from him, he can find them under burp cloths. He also loves knocking down blocks when I stack them up. He is constantly trying to get into whatever Claire is doing - playing on the iPad, looking at a book, etc.

We've pretty much stopped BLW. He just gets so upset when he wants food and he's not actually getting much from BLW. I've made him purees of peas, peaches, green beans and bananas. I'm planning to pick up pears, squash and maybe carrots to do this week. I'd also like to try chicken. He's also had store bought applesauce. I know applesauce is easy to make, but we already had the store-bought stuff for Claire (not baby applesauce, but normal unsweetened applesauce). We also gave him some cinnamon applesauce because that's what we had and he wanted some...and he liked it. So now I'm looking at the Gerber website getting ideas of other things that I could try making myself for him.

He is now wearing mostly 12-month clothing but still in size 3 diapers. He's still sleeping in his pack-n-play in the master bedroom, he just can't get the whole sleeping through the night thing figured out yet.

My little boy is getting so BIG!

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