Sunday, March 4, 2018

Evan at 7 months

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Poor little boy wasn't feeling good the day this picture was taken, but still so smiley.

Evan is almost 8 months old (8 months old tomorrow actually- whyyyyyyy?! 😩). He is a very active baby. He's also deliciously chunky (and solid- my goodness he's heavy to lug around) and did I mention cute? He's darling in all sense of the word. Here's a quick rundown of Evan at 7 months.

-Officially taking all naps in crib- still taking 2 REALLY good naps and 1 shorter one.

-Goes to bed around 8pm in his crib and usually stays asleep until 1:30am for his first feeding.

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His red cheeks when he sleeps.

-Army crawls everywhere and FAST. He can maneuver himself from a sitting position into crawling smoothly (no more head dives into the carpet). He is trying soo hard to get up onto his knees and its just a matter of time before he masters that- the boy is a fast learner! Also, he can hold onto the couch in a standing position without any help for a couple minutes before plopping down.

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-Evan is such a busy body- anything he can pick up to taste, examine, look under, turn, pull, scratch, hit and explore and he's all over that. He manages to see the one thing he knows isn't a toy or a toy he isn't allowed to play with (Ellie's barbies or toys that are too little) and b-lines right to it.

-Is officially at the stage where he finds any and all microscopic hairs, fuzz, lint, papers etc. and tries to eat them. I have already had to fish a princess sticker and a elastic pony tail out of his mouth (can you tell her has older sisters?)

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Firsts this month: first time sitting in the seat of a cart (above), first time signing milk, first time pulling to a standing position without any help (below).

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Blurry morning light, but Austin had put Evan in his bassinet (which we don't use any more) while he sorted some laundry and found Evan like this. We are really lucky he didn't throw himself overboard. Oh and this facial expression right here? It's his "I'm stuck" face.

-New foods this month: peas, green beans, egg yolks, blueberry and sweet potato puffs, applesauce, rice cereal, bananas, carrots, and whole milk yogurt. He will make sour faces when eating, but still willingly eats bite after bite. 👍🏻Also, he used a sippy cup for the first time- he just let the water run down his chin and soaked his clothes, but that's all apart of the fun right? 

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Evan's favorite spot.

Loves: crawling over to the heater vent and feeling the warm air (picture above), white noise, his high chair complete with puffs that he can eat and play with, crawling and pulling himself into your lap, trying to pull to a standing position without any help (he's so determined), his mama (total mama's boy 😍), playing with Ellie's face and hair while she's doing head/hand stands, hanging upside down, "falling" off the couch (he likes to sit on the edge and fling himself over while I catch him), dancing with Maisie or just being on her lap when she gets home from school, still loves his bouncer and swing but I think his swinging days are almost over- case and point:

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This child!!

Evan is still our date crasher every week, but those days are probably coming to an end now that he's eating solid food and doesn't appreciate his carseat like he once did, but we will enjoy having him along while we still can.

I sometimes have to remind myself that I have a boy, I know that must seem so silly since it's been over a year since we found out he would be joining our family, but I still find it so novel! His manly voice/cry, his sturdiness and inquisitiveness and oh man, those cankles! Plus just seeing how much the girls adore him. They STILL want to hold him every day and he loves it. Ellie still says almost every day "I love Eban (she stuggles with the "v" sound haha) I love having a baby boy!" The way she nuzzles him and talks with him is the cutest thing ever. Maisie is so patient and loving and always willing to preoccupy him. Also both girls are troopers when Evan gets fistfuls of their hair- they never yell and just sweetly help him let go. I know that I had hesitations about having a boy, but that mother-son bond? It's so good.

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