Sunday, August 5, 2012

7 Months Old!

Today Benjamin turned 7 months old! How time flies! I feel like I just posted his six-month pictures (maybe that is because they were two weeks late). He is growing again! Not that he stopped, but he had slowed for sure and I think it is another spurt starting. His hair is also growing like crazy! Hard to tell in the pics, but he has quite a bit on top and in the back now. He is still not mobile, but he is SO close. He is so strong, he just can't figure out the mechanics. If you sit on the floor with him he tries to climb you, but he can't crawl. He gets up on his knees and even on his feet holding onto you. He turns in circles like a champ. If he is sitting he can lean forward and sort of go on all fours and resit in a position that might be nearer his goal... but no he is still really not mobile.

Sleep is still a mess. He occasionally has better nights but most nights he is awake often. Not necessarily to eat even, just because. Twice now he has tried to have a little party around 4am (ie been awake and happy and wanting to play). I had really thought the switch to the crib was helping, but that was just a dream. I honestly am not entirely sure how I continue to function with the lack of sleep I have been experiencing, but I do, so I guess its OK. I can sleep again when I am dead (or when he goes to college...). If I went to bed earlier I could get more sleep, but I just can't get myself to forgo the hour or two of recreation or productivity after he went to bed.

He takes his bath like a big boy now, without a baby tub, just sitting in the bottom of the bathtub! We got an elmo bath mat so he does not slip and slide, but we still need to get a spout cover so he won't his his head! He likes to try and undo the drain cover, but the way it works I think it will be a LONG time before he figures it out. I bought him a toy for the pool, but it turns out it does not float (my concentration was on it being easy to clean), so now its a bath toy since the bath is shallow enough for it. (I am still looking for a floating baby toy that is easy to clean if you have one to recommend!!)

I am sure there are other new developments, but I cannot think of them right now. He is still pretty much awesome, and we love him very much! Now for some of the adorableness --


Allison said...

Oh my goodness, he is adorable <3

What time is he going to bed? There was a time when putting E to bed earlier helped her sleep better. I don't know if it'll solve your issues, but maybe??? :) You know I don't have all the sleep solutions!

Allison said...

I just had another thought... Has he dropped the third nap already? I can't remember when that happened, but maybe that could be impacting his sleep overnight?

Manday said...

Uh... so Napping. He has NEVER had a solid Nap routine. He was starting to develop one before I started work/he started daycare, but he napped terribly at daycare at first. He still does not nap great at daycare actually. Like today he took two 30 minute naps and one 45 minute nap. Not much at all IMO. But what can I do? He refuses to stay asleep at daycare.