Friday, June 4, 2010
7 Months Oldd!
Kimble continues to shun all baby food, except for crackers and puff cereal. He is getting very interested in my dinner plate, and the process of bringing food to my mouth. He tries to grab my fork all the time. Sometimes, I'll swipe a bit of food in his mouth with my finger, and he doesn't seem to mind that. Maybe it's a spoon aversion that he has. Nevertheless, food is on the back burner. He'll eat eventually. He still nurses all the time, and he's gaining weight (16 lbs) so I'm not worried at all.
He continues to love to suck on his fingers, and has even made-up with his long time buddy, the binkie. He likes to suck on it when he wants to go to sleep, but doesn't really use it when he's awake anymore. He is content to lie on his back and play with whatever toys I put within his reach. If they happen to roll away, he'll make a tiny effort to reach for them, by turning his upper body to his side, but any further, and he gives up and stares at the ceiling. In other words, he won't roll over yet. He won't sit up on his own. But he's super content to be as he is. Once again, he'll get it, eventually.
He loves to be swaddled to sleep, on his side, and patted vigorously on his bum. He likes to sleep snuggled against me, and if I move away, his mommy radar kicks in and he wakes up almost instantly. This makes it tricky for me to use his nap times to get things done, but I still have tricks up my sleeve. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don't. We roll with it. However, his carseat still works miracles when I need him to sleep. He loves his carseat and ALWAYS sleeps in it when I'm running errands, or traveling back and forth to Denver. It's wonderful.
He is still very partial to his mommy, but he'll be content for a little while, if one of the kids is holding him, or if he's in his Daddy's arms. We all adore Kimble.
Today, for his seven month birthday, he gets to go on a plane ride! Kimble and I are flying up to Washington this morning, to celebrate with my family, my baby sister's high school graduation, and my baby brother's wedding. We'll be back on Sunday, so it's a very short trip, but full of fun! See ya in a few days.