I uploaded Jakey's pictures into blogger a few days ago.. but as I write this he is now 7 months & 10 days old!!! I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it many, many more times as I watch my kids grow up- Time is just flying by!
Jake is just getting sweeter and sweeter by the day. He is coming out of his grumpy stage :) He doesn't spend so much of his time whining anymore. He plays most of the day now. Him & Ryan just play together for hours. I just sit there in amazement as I watch my two little boys play together.
Sometimes after he's played for a while, he just lays his head down on the ground for a minute and gets right back up to keep playing.
He went to the doctor for his 6 month check up on July 3. He was 13lbs 13 oz and 25.75 inches long. He's on the small size, but he couldn't be any more perfect. He had to get a few shots, which is always sad but it's easier just knowing that you're doing what's best for your baby. The nurse let me give Jake his oral medicine stuff myself.
Jake loves being outdoors. I'm sure there isn't a baby/toddler who doesn't. I try to spend time outside everyday- although it's pretty miserable outside right now. I bought Ryan a swing for his birthday, and he haaates it. However, Jake likes it and will spend quite a while just swinging in it while Ryan plays.
After 6 months of not having a double stroller for the kids, we finally got one! It's soo nice to be able to push them both in the same stroller. Tim & I usually each push a baby in a single stroller. Jake's always pulling himself up on the little tray and sits up right. If the stoller is in the living room, Ryan crawls into the front seat and waits for us to go outside.
I had mentioned that Jake started solids. He usually eats a jar of food for dinner @ 5:30 while we eat on the weekdays. On the weekends I give him breakfast as well. He's had pretty much everything; carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, squash, apples, pears, peaches, bananas. Does anyone else think that baby food peaches smell awful?? He loves eating. He doesn't really make any funny faces like Ryan used to when he tried new foods- he just eats it all up.
Jake is getting pretty mobile now! He started scooting all over the floor doing an army crawl about two weeks ago. Last weekend he started getting on his knees! He crawls funny, but he's going to get the hang of it and be crawling around every where pretty soon.
Ryan did the army crawl for about 2+ months before he crawled on his knees. It was nice, Jake crawling earlier is just a little sad. He's still my baby! I'm not ready for him to start crawling around yet. :(
On July 21 we finally moved Jake out of our room! Ryan stayed in our room in a bassinet for 4.5 months. We couldn't really move Jake out because we only have 3 bedrooms and Elyse was in town so she needed her own room. Jake already had a crib, but it was unassembled under Ryan's crib just waiting to be put together. We finally went to Walmart and bought a crib mattress. Tim & I set up Jake's crib that night & I was pretty excited to finally give Jake his own bedroom.
I know Jake was excited too because he finally had some space to move around. He had definitely outgrown his bassinet. He really loves his crib. I lay him down to sleep around 7:45 and he falls asleep so nicely. Sometimes he plays for a little bit with his blanket. He rolls around. He turns upside. He moves a lot in his new crib.
Speaking of sleeping, Jake finally slept 10 hours again last night! I've heard a lot of people complain about their baby not sleeping. Jake doesn't really sleep either, but he's my baby and I'm his mommy so it doesn't usually bother me too much. Plus it's so nice to get that extra time with him in the morning while Ryan is still sleeping. Last night Jake went to sleep around 8 and didn't wake up this morning until 6:30am. I fed him and put him back in his crib so I could get ready for work. I heard him playing for about 45 minutes and when I went to check on him at 7:45am- he had fallen back asleep.
Here is Jake the day he turned 7m.
Yes, he has his sucker in this next picture. I've been trying to really limit him sucking on his pacifier. I feel like every time we ever go anywhere I see all these big toddlers walking around with the pacifiers and they just look funny. I definitely do not want him on his pacifier past his first birthday.. or 11 months.. or even 8 months old. Ryan weened himself from his sucker in between 7 and 8 months so I'm hoping I can do the same with Jake. Today was his first day he didn't have it at all! Not at nap time and not at bed time either :) I'm really hoping that this will be the last of the pacifier... but I do think he looks sooo cute sucking on it!
I know everyone has their opinions on formula and breast milk. I am all about breast feeding your baby---- (as long as it's beneficial to your baby..) Jakey is 99% breast fed. I do have a can of Similac Alimentum in my cabinet. One very expensive can of Similac Alimentum. He has had about 4 bottles of formula in the past 10 days. I would love to breast feed him for the next 5 months until he turns a year old.
Jakey- You are so sweet and so cute. You fill my heart with so much joy. You make our family complete and we are so blessed to have you in our lives. I am so amazed by you and your perfection.