Monday, September 15, 2014

7 Months Old

Layton turned 7 months old on Friday! While this particular month seemed to go a little slower than some, the past 7 have flown by. Wow. I must soak it up. I must try, try, try to enjoy every single second. The smiles, coos, cuddles, cries, fussiness, happiness, chaos, fun, all of it. 

Even though he was sick and not feeling his best, we were able to keep the tradition of a picture with his monkey on his birthday... and got a few smiles! This month seemed to bring about lots of changes for my littlest, especially when it came to his sleeping habits. I think our new big school routine has thrown him off just a little. But since big school is here to stay, maybe it's just time for mama to accept this as the new normal... an early bird on our hands! Even though sleeping habits have been inconsistent and he now has his first little ear infection, this month has been pretty good. =)

Layton with his monkey. He's wearing the same little shirt both of his big brothers wore for their 7 month pics...

Garrison at 7 months...
Austin at 7 months...
7 Months Stats and Happenings...
*You weigh 14 pounds, 11 ounces and are at least 25.25 inches long. (There's been some confusion with your length so hopefully we'll get an accurate measurement at your next appointment.). You've slimmed down over the past month or 2 and are definitely on the small side. We may have to change some things with your feedings coming up but for now you're healthy and proportionate so we're just going to go back to the doctor for a weight check next month.
*You are still wearing size 3 diapers and wearing 6-9 and 6-12 months clothes. Yay for hand-me-downs from big brothers!
*You STILL don't have a tooth. We keep checking and keep right on waiting. Maybe one will come in soon. =)
*We introduced the sippy cup this month! You weren't super impressed at first but seem to be enjoying it a little more every time you use it. For now we give it to you a few times a week with water and just a tiny splash of juice.
*You still have a really big appetite when it comes to your solids. Yay for being a good eater!
*This month you didn't sleep through the night consistently... which was a little tough on mama and daddy. But we think you're getting back on track! You go to bed around 7:30 every night and on the nights you sleep all night you usually wake up between 5:00 and 5:30 needing your paci and then wake up for the day between 6:30 and 7:00. Early wake-up calls are becoming a regular thing around here.
*Naptimes have changed a little too. Your morning nap has shortened and lasts around an hour or a little more while your afternoon nap is closer to 2 hours. The afternoon nap is the naptime you typically struggle to sleep all the way through without waking up. 
*This month you sat up for a few seconds on own for the first time! Since then you've decided you aren't very interested in sitting up by yourself. Haha! We try it out about once a day and you seem to be getting the hang of it more and more even though your interest level is still just so-so.
*You are still rolling over and around a lot and this month started changing directions on the floor very easily. You can turn and spin and shift to see or face whatever you want. =)
*You laugh and smile and are totally entertained (and sometimes overwhelmed!) by your big brothers! I can't wait to see the 3 of you grow in friendship as you get older!
*We are SO blessed God gave us you!! Happy Birthday Layton Thomas!

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