Monday, May 28, 2012

Our Pea in the Pod is 7 Months!

Weight/Length: I’m going to guess around 18 pounds- his thighs are thunderous these days. I definitely think that’s where he carries his weight. Not sure how long he is- I’d pull out the measuring tape but he’s too wiggly right now.

Eating: Noah has b-milk ever three to four hours. We feed him solids in between the feedings- usually two to three times a day. His favorite this month is Mum Mum’s. He holds them himself and munches on them. He loves anything that has banana. There hasn’t ever been anything he has refused. So far, we don’t have a picky eater. He gets very upset if he sees me eating yogurt or something with a spoon, and I’m not willing to share. Noah will try to take the spoon from me and feed himself. Homeboy likes it his way.

In the month of May, Noah has eaten Kiwi, Mango, Turkey Dinner, Baby Yogurt, and little pieces of things mom and dad eats. (They are always soft and in small pieces).

Bedtime/ Awake:  He will sleep between 10 to 12 hours. His bed time is anywhere between 7 to 8 p.m., and he usually wakes up around 7 to 7:30 a.m.  On a typical night, Noah babbles himself to sleep.  Noah is Mr. Social- he can talk to a wall-literally.

As for naps, Noah takes three a day. He takes one about 9 or 10 and it lasts from thirty minutes to an hour. He takes another afternoon nap around noon or 1 and this one can go from thirty minutes to two hours. Noah Walker finishes up the naps and takes the last one around 4. This one lasts from thirty minutes to an hour as well.

Diapers: He is in 2’s. Matt and I have thought about introducing the 3’s, but I think we will hold off for now.

Clothes:  Homeboy is in 6 month or 6-9 month. Some of the 6 month clothes still fit length wise, but we have trouble getting it over his head. You know the saying- big head-large brain- we ain’t complaining!

Favorites: Noah loves to play. He loves for me and Matt to be on the floor with him, so he can show us his toys. Noah will lift the toy up to show you what he’s holding, and he wants some kind of acknowledgement. Noah loves to bounce in his bouncer. He can do that for long periods of time (if he is in the mood) which allows for mom and dad to get things done around the apartment. Noah still loves to be outside. He goes stir crazy if we keep him cooped up- we can just tell he needs some sunshine and stimulation.  He loves to sit in his bumbo while Mommy and Daddy eat. Noah still loves to be held.

Dislikes: Noah Walker does not like to have his face washed if it is dirty. He likes to be the center of attention, and he throws a fit if that’s not happening.

Tricks: Noah can sit up and play by himself. He can switch from sitting and get into crawling motion on his belly. I know that is only a matter of time until he is crawling. I’m not pushing it- I will have to do some rearranging of the apartment once that happens. He can push buttons and make toys do what they are supposed to do on purpose. He will ride in a shopping cart, sit in a high chair, and hold his own bottle correctly.

Sidenote: We love this stage of baby life.  Little Dude (Matt’s nickname for Noah) provides so much joy to everybody who is around him. Noah is all smiles, all social, all the time. He has been exposed to two babies- Kaleb Baker and Hudson Friedeck -this month, and he loved them both. He kept reaching for them and making noises. We loved watching the babes interact.

Matt and I feel very honored to be Noah’s parents. The Lord has blessed us abundantly and we both feel very undeserving. Noah Walker, you are loved!

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