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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

7 months.

On my 30th birthday, mister Pax turned 7 months old! Sadly, that day was super busy with us driving to Oklahoma and I don't know have a picture of him all by himself. But I did snap a few on the day before (3/25). So that will just have to do for this month. What difference can one day make, right? Here is our little angel boy just 1 day shy of 7 months!

Cute, huh? This month has been so fun with Pax. He has become such a happy thing! And I do say become. His reflux and tummy issues made for a rough start, but you wouldn't know it now. He normally sleeps 11-12 hours at night. He is a cuddler and sleeps with a little teddy bear and tiny blanket. He is very tactile and must hold onto something at night or he will pull out his paci. So I have to ocupy his hands with the other things. Yes, he loves that paci. Possibly more than Holden. Pax is finally beginning to nap well. He definitely prefers his bed. Some kids transition to pack-n-plays while on travel. Not mister Paxton. We were reminded of that last weekend. Jeremy and I did not sleep much. :) But if we are home, he does well and gets in two 2-hour naps. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. In fact both of my boys are sleeping right now. Shouldn't I be cleaning my house? Yes, I should.

Paxton started veggies right after he turned 6 months. I am making his baby food just as I did with Holden. So far he has had green beans, green peas, carrots, buttnernut squash and sweet potatoes. We have also started some fruits. He has had bananas, apples, blueberries, peaches and pears. Funny thing is the fruit makes him cry, scream at me and gag. For instance he will gobble down purred green beans, opening his mouth for more and more. And then I put in a spoonful of apples and he gives me the dirtiest look a baby could give. As if I tricked him into eating poison. Then he cries and screams and starts to gag because he won't swallow. So I'm thinking this boy likes blander food. Maybe a more sensitive pallet. So I am heavily mixing the fruit with whole grain or oatmeal. That seems to work. Too much flavor I guess. He will be the kid at his 1st birthday party that cries over the birthday cake. No sugar for him, just veggies. But he is eating very well these days. I am reminded often that the spit up still happens. Even at 7 months. A mixture of carrots, apples, oatmeal and soy formula was planted on my shirt just an hour ago.
Paxton is sitting up well these days, with an occasional tip over. He is chewing on everything and drooling like crazy. I assume more teeth are coming. Which I may have never posted. But he cut his first 2 teeth at about 5 and a half months. He still loves to play in his jumperoo. He loves his big brother so much! It's crazy how much Holden can entertain this boy just by smiling. They have a sweet brotherly bond, for sure. I am so excited for them to really get to play together and I know that time is coming soon.
Each new month with Pax bring more joy. I think he might be my little momma's boy. And honestly, I am kind of crossing my fingers for that. Holden really left me in the dust for his daddy at some point. But Paxton is all mine so far. I carry him on my hip and he feels like a little koala bear. He squeeezes on tight with those chunky thighs and grips my shirt in his little fist. He makes me smile 100 times a day and I can't imagine our family without him. Here are a few pictures from the past month.

Holden loves to give kisses. Sometimes mid-play he feels the need to go and kiss his bubba. But I will admit, this one was probably promted by me. Don't really remember . . .

Holden giving zurberts was not prompted by me. Didn't know he even knew how to do this.

Enjoying some green peas and ready for the next bite.

Napping on the boppy at nana's house. See how he cuddles? So cute.

And just because I get to see these smiles daily. Happy boy!


Kelly said...

Simply adorable! The Lord has been so kind! :)

Chassidy said...

Precious!@! He is so stinkin cute!! Those cheeks are so good for kisses

Jordan & Angela said...

Very precious and growing so fast! Love the big smiles!