Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fourscore and Seven Months Ago

I'm sure I say this every month, but Babycakes is a delight.  His seventh month was no exception and actually, I think he was even delightier.  He spent the month sleeping really well, especially after we went back to three naps, and started liking solids more.  Solids were still pretty infrequent for that month, but he did like sweet potatoes, tolerated potatoes, enjoyed some banana and avocado and did not like broccoli at all.


Speaking of solids, he got his first teeth!  The bottom two appeared and in no time they were up through the gums.  They say these are the easiest teeth to come through, but he didn't make any fuss about it.  We'll see how teething treats us in the future, but in the meantime, it is cute to see those two white nubbins in his mouth.

This was also the month he truly embraced rolling as a means of travel.  He began belly crawling and, combined with the rolling, he got just about everywhere he wanted to go (meaning, near shoes and plugs).  It wasn't long before he started getting on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth, and by the end of the month he would make a few moves forward before collapsing.

(True fact: I've never cut his toenails.  They've never needed it!)
It was fun to have him around for Christmastime preparations.  Naturally, he didn't really care or even notice that big sparkly thing in our living room, but it was fun to show him anyway (from a distance, for the sake of the ornaments...).  Next year will be a different story!

We are still coping with his dry scalp, but it's being covered up with plenty of hair at least.  As for my own scalp, I noticed a ton of baby hairs!  Phew, the whole hair loss thing was not as terrible as I expected.  Mostly it was just annoying to find my hairs EVERYWHERE.  Anyway, back to baby. 

It was also fun to take him to Missouri for Christmas, where he finally got to meet most of his Christensen family.  He was a big hit, and hardly made a single unhappy peep at anyone (certainly not any weepings or wailings, as he did in the past).  He rolled around, chatted and squealed and was pleasant all around.  I was also excited that he finally got to see some animals!  He pulled Puppy's fur and watched the cats walk around.  Win win win.  

(If there's one thing he loves, it's a shoulder ride.)
It is also worth noting that he was AWESOME on the flights to Missouri.  He only took one short nap, but was happy and laughing the whole time.  People were charmed and amazed at his good behavior.  I was so glad, for the sake of, well, everyone.

Anyway, I know I also say this every month, but Babycakes continues to be a happy, chipper, chatty baby.  He does so many funny things and enjoys everything so much.  Sometimes we look at him and are just amazed at this little human we have.  

What a great little human he is to have around.


  1. I love his facial expressions! Also, the picture of you in the leather jacket is a great one of you! Sadly, the face Bobo is making in that picture is the same face my niece of the same age made at me all Christmas.

    1. Haha, did you try putting her on your shoulders?? It works every time!

    2. I didn't try that! She might be back in June, so I'll have to try it then! :)

  2. Cutie baby!! Those bottom teefies are the cutest ones. Nora's just got one. She is not interested in moving in any way. She is happy where I put her. That's fine with me. :) We have started pears, but she is not very interested at all! I love all the pics, especially the last one. Chaaaahles, you are a dolly.

  3. I concur that he has the best facial expressions. Your child needs to be made into a GIF.