Friday, January 25, 2013

Bowen Barrett - 7 months old

I cannot believe Bowen is 7 months old. Several of my friends that I was pregnant with are celebrating their baby's 1st birthday! It just seems like time is in fast-forward mode, with no slow down in sight. The past month was a whirlwind. It was LONG and SO QUICK, all at the same time. Bowen has grown SO much just in the last month. I feel like all these big milestones are happening at once. I am loving this happy, fun, squishy baby, still more and more everyday. He is such a good baby and if we could recover our old sleeping habits from before the flu, we would really be in business. Bowen is such a blessing to our family and has been so much fun to watch grow. We all, including Crockett, can't get enough of the sweet laughter and giggles that seem to constantly come out of his mouth. 

At your 7 month birthday you are wearing a size 3 diaper, barely. You are in size 6-12 or 12-18 month clothes. I am not buying anymore 6-12 month. I have no idea what size shoe you wear, because I never put them on you. However, your socks all cut off your sweet little cancels :) You got your 1st tooth (bottom, left) on December 21 and your 2nd tooth (bottom, right) on Christmas day! You look adorable with your little teeth! They are SO SO sharp and you like to bite. It makes you giggle when I scream :) You also started sitting up like a champ right around Christmas, which you loved, by the way! You loved the lights and paper and toys and music :) It was a very special 1st Christmas for our family! You love to see what is going on and cry and scream when you aren't sitting up. You will go from sitting up to laying on your tummy, but you don't move yet. I am sure that will happen any day. You still do not like laying on your tummy for more than a few minutes, even though I think you would be so happy sleeping that way if you would just give it a chance! You still sleep in your nap nanny... not sure how we are going to change this habit. Every once in a while you will sleep flat on your back, but not very often. Usually you cry and scream and then when I give in and put you in your nap nanny, you will be asleep in 30 seconds. I guess that is something we should work on while neither one of us are sleeping anyways!??! You are such a happy little guy unless you are tired or hungry or feeling yucky. No one can believe we had such a rough start 7 months ago! You are still breastfeeding most of the time, and eat something for dinner. You love food, but you want what we are having,  not the pureed mush I try to feed you. Dinnertime has become quite messy. You take your baths now in your duck bath and you love to splash around and hear the duck quack. Bedtime is 8 or 8:30 and you are pretty regular about that. You have started pooping in every single pair of jammies we own. (And that is A LOT of jammies!) Usually once a day you will blow out, up the back. I wish there was a way to stop this. I am SO incredibly tired of cleaning these jammies!!! And really, I will probably throw them all away and go replenish the supply for whoever might need them next. Please stop this, Bowen :) You love me and your daddy, but your favorite person is probably your big brother. You will be crying so hard, and as soon as Crockett starts talking to you, you will start laughing. I love to see the way you love one another and the way Crockett wants to take care of you. He hates it when you cry and is very proud when he makes you laugh. He tells everyone we see that this is his baby brother! It makes my heart so happy.
You are the sweetest, chunkiest, squishiest, most loveable little guy and I am so glad I get to be your mommy. You always put a smile on our faces and the faces of most people you come across! We love you so much little man.

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