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Maddox || 7 Months Old

10.21.2015

Stats // At his 6 month check-up he weighed 18lbs and was 25" long. Since then I'd say he's gained a pound or two. Kid's heavy! He's in size 3 diapers, moving into size 4 any day now. Wearing 6-12 month clothing.

Developments // The changes are rapid it seems like! He's on the move in his walker all the time and prefers to be standing or sitting up. If he is laying down he's rolling everywhere and occasionally scooting if he wants something badly enough. Usually he just fusses until I give in and get it. He says "Da-da" and "Ba-ba". Still no signs of Ma-Ma. Figures :-/ He waves "buh-bye" and gives kisses (open mouth slobbery goodness).

Sleeping // We just started implementing sleep training Monday night. He's been sleeping terribly, acting like a newborn, waking ever three hours. It's killing me so I am no longer nursing him in the night and instead soothing him back to sleep each time. So far it's working. He goes to bed at 7pm and is up for the day at 7-7:30am. His naps are getting longer ranging from 40mins to 2 hours and he takes 2-3 a day.

Eating // Nursing every 3-4 hours along with purees and small amounts of solids. He is starting to drop his mid afternoon nursing session and just eat food instead. He loves everything, but pears. Solids has been a learning curve for both of us and we are still testing the waters. He has eaten ground turkey, beans, corn, mandarin oranges, banana and avocado.  He drinks from a sippy cup now and really enjoys water and fruit smoothies.

Teething // He had two teeth pop up during our beach trip last week. He teethed like a champ too! Nursing should be interesting as they grow in...

Personality // He is so charismatic and makes the funniest faces. He is definitely starting to show his independent side throwing mild tantrums and making a point to squirm out of my arms when he wants down on the floor. But for the most part he is always so happy and smiley and continues to brighten our world daily.
this is his favorite toy. he loves playing ball.

Body // He's gotten longer for sure since I just had to retire all his 0-3 and most 3-6 month pants. His head is ginormous because some clothes won't even go over his head. He's filling out and getting squishy all over :)


Loves // He loves walking all over the house in his walker and getting into everything! Loves toys that play music, reading books, being scared, being tossed in the air, coaching kickball with Jon and I, walks in the jogging stroller, watching himself in the mirror, the ocean/pool and so much more!

Dislikes // Same ole, same ole. Getting into his carseat. Having his clothing changed. Extremely sudden loud noises.

Being a mother has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I've loved the last seven months and I can't imagine how it could get any better, but I know it will! 
5 comments on "Maddox || 7 Months Old"
  1. I can't believe it's been 7 months!! He is growing like a weed! So happy you are enjoying motherhood so much :)

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  2. You made a darn cute baby---but I know you don't need me telling you that! ;)

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  3. What a cutie! So glad you guys are having a blast. I'm not a momma, but I am sure that everyone who is would agree that it will keep getting even better. ;) Hope that you had a blast on your vacation! :) XO -Alexandra

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  4. What a cutie!!

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  5. violet doesnt like pears either! so weird. as for teething + breast feeding, it hurt at first but it has gotten better, so hang in there. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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