Jackson is seven months old today! It's hard to believe our little boy is growing up so quickly! He is such a funny kid...he still loves to smile, laugh, coo, and babble to anyone who will pay attention.
Here's his latest smiley face. It's almost like his face can hardly handle the bigness of his smile!He still loves spending time in his Exersaucer and jumping and bouncing. In fact, he has really gotten into jumping lately, and will hardly sit still! He bounces and wiggles to get down and won't sit still for a minute. That is, unless he's outside. He will calm down then.
Here are some things he can do now:
-Jackson now sits up on his own stably. He still pitches backwards (or sidewards, or frontwards) occasionally, but in general he can sit on the floor and play by himself.
-He is paying more and more attention to Kathryn. He will smile at her whenever he sees her, and laughs when she plays with him.
-He loves to give big, slobbery, open mouth kisses. He will grab your face with both hands and come at you with the biggest open mouth he can!
-He still has no teeth, but will chew on everything.
-He loves to eat solids. His favorite is avocado. Also in his food repetoire is bananas, pears, bananas, sweet potatoes, and squash. He hasn't had a new food in a while because he's been feeling bad, but next up is carrots.
-He eats Cheerios too, but isn't sure if he likes them. He makes a really funny face and sometimes gags a little. However, he likes the challenge of picking them up and putting them in his mouth, as well as throwing them all over the floor!
-He is nursing 4-5 times a day, about every 4 hours. Sometimes he'll go longer, sometimes shorter, but in general it's every 4 hours.
-He still doesn't have a super consistent schedule during the day. It depends on when he wakes up for the day. Sometimes he wakes up around 6:00 or 6:30 in the morning, other times he sleeps until 7:30. So, he'll take at least one if not two (sometimes even a third shorter) naps in the morning. Then, he takes one afternoon nap, and then another catnap in the early evening. He's really good about putting himself to sleep. I'll lay him down in his crib with his paci and bear lovey, and he rolls over, hugs on his lovey, and goes to sleep. Sometimes he'll roll over and play with his lovey for a while before settling down. He goes down to bed around 7:30 at night.
-A couple of weeks ago (over Spring Break) I stopped the 10:00 dream feed at night, and he's done well without that.
-His new favorite thing is peek-a-boo.
-He isn't crawling yet, but I have caught him on his hands and knees for a quick second. He scoots around the floor, too, and will scoot backwards quite a ways on the wood floor.