Charly is 7 Months

Woops.  A little behind on this month. Sorry Charly…

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Weight: Um….hopefully close to 20/21lbs? He’s going through a growth spurt, and nursing and eating solids. He was under his % on weight at the 6 mo check up, so I’m hoping he’s making up for it this month, we’ll find out at his next check up

Health: We started solids! We’re doing Baby Led Weaning like we did with Riley. He’s a really great eater, and is more adventurous than Riley was. Maybe it’s because I’ve done it before, but I think it’s easier the second time around too. He loves eating, and will keep eating and eating until you take the tray away. His favorites are any kind of meat, rice, toast and Trader-O’s Cereal.
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Sleep:  Overall pretty solid sleeping. He goes to bed at 7:00pm or 7:30pm and sleeps through the night until 7:00am or 7:30am. Morning nap is pretty short, 45min – 1 hr and then he takes a longer afternoon nap that’s around 2 – 2.5 hours. Sometimes he needs a late evening cat nap around 5:00pm but if he’s cranky or tired I just put him to bed a little earlier. He doesn’t get the same luxury that Riley did at this age of getting to take all his naps at home on his schedule. We’ve also had to get up and out of the house, or I’ve had to wake him early from naps since we have the house for sale and people are coming for showings.
Nursing: Yep! He’s been a little more clingy this month. And he’s also getting distracted by big brother more too. I still nurse him before he eats any solid food, and I’m amazed how much food he’ll eat even with a full belly of milk. I don’t know if it’s as much about the food or the activity. He loves picking the food up and putting it in his mouth. He’d do it for hours if I let him. On one hand it’s nice to put him in the high chair and keep him busy with some Trader-O’s ;)

What Charly is up to: This month he started sitting up on his own! It’s my favorite milestone next to holding his head up. He’s happy to grab toys and hit them together or on the floor to see what sound they make. He loves food, and is sitting in a high chair at home and when we eat out. He likes being worn in the ergo sometimes, but he twists around and hangs one arm out so he can see more. I’d love to get the Ergo 360 so I can wear him forward facing.

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Loving Nonny

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Betsy is Funny

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She loves him SO much
PostPartum: Post whole 30 I’m keeping my eating good since it helps me feel better. Exercise will hopefully come back into my life after we move. I miss spin and yoga. And I should make more time to spin on the bike at home, I really would be happy if I did that in the evening. My body will for sure never look the same as it did before kids. But that’s ok. It’s been through a lot in the last 3+ years. It still blows my mind that my body is keeping Charly alive – and has been for the last 17 months (10 mo pregnant and 7 mo nursing) that is so crazy. And I don’t think I give my body enough credit for that.

Baby Gear: Loves chewing on my phone or the TV remote. Anything that makes noise when you hit it. High Chair. Size 3 Diapers. 12 – 24 mo clothing.

Thoughts: Our house has been on the market a week and that’s been a little crazy. Lots of interest and many showings, but no offers yet. It’s hard to keep the house “show ready” with the boys, and constantly duck out when someone comes to look at it. I’m hoping we receive an offer soon, so we can move into escrow and whatever the next chapter is for us and our housing situation. I’m trying so stay calm and relaxed, but the boys can still pick up on any anxiety or stress I might be having. Can’t believe we’re moving away from the little new baby stage and closer to toddler. I’m not ready to have two toddlers! I get why people keep having babies, I love how sweet and innocent and content Charly is. Before I know it he’ll be a toddler and expressing his own opinions and dislikes!

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