Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Seven Months Old

It's that time of month again! I know I always say this, but I can't believe how fast the time has gone! I feel like we were just taking Porter's five and six month pictures. I barely get them on the computer, and it is time to take another round! Our sweet baby boy is growing so quickly, and learning and doing new things every single day. He is such a joy and there is never a day that passes that we don't thank our Heavenly Father for our squishy boy! We are more in love with him today than ever before. Here are some things our noonie has been up to...

~He is now pushing up on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth. He hasn't figured out how to move his hands yet, but once he does, he'll be off! Babyproofing, here we come.
~He can now go from the sitting position to the crawling position.
~He is sleeping much better, day and night. He goes to bed between 8 and 9 pm, then wakes to eat usually between 4 and 5 am, then gets up between 6:30-7:30 am. He is also taking much better naps! Yay! Usually two of his three naps are at least an hour. Yay! Did I say that already? YAY!
~When he gets excited, he gives a big smile and then sucks in air before he gives a big laugh. Easily the cutest thing ever on this planet.
~He says "da, da, da" and, of course, he is still obsessed with his tongue. Out and in all day long! He will always smile at us if we play with our tongues, too.
~He has definitely found his voice and our normally quiet boy has taken to screeching and screaming a lot (in a good way!). Also ridiculously cute.
~He has started eating much better, his meals including winter squash and apple/blueberry- his favorites, and also peas, green beans, pears, apples, and bananas. He had his first bites of real banana today and he did great! He also eats those little Gerber wagon wheels and he does wonderfully!
~If he is sitting up and I am sitting nearby, he will lunge himself forward and try to crawl up in my lap. I LOVE THIS! He loves his Mama :)
~He has started fussing when Daddy leaves his room at night after family prayer. It is so cute, because he loves his Daddy so much! I really believe he is the happiest when we are all three in one room together.

Some things Porter loves:
~The telephone. This can stop crying anyday, anytime. He loves to hold it and push all the buttons.
~A sippy cup with water. Also a go-to for crank elimination.
~The globe night light in his room. It lights up when you touch it to three different levels of brightness, and it never fails to get on of those suck-in-first-until-you-have-to-cough smiles. Maybe he will be a geographer when he grows up?
~Splashing in the tub. He also loves to try to catch the water as it comes out of the bottom of those bath cups with holes in the bottom. It is too funny to watch him try to grab the water.
~Looking in the mirror (and why wouldn't he?! He knows cute when he sees it!).
~Playing with Mommy's hair. He is so gentle and sweet. Usually.
~Kisses! I pretty much suck his delicious cheeks off all day long, and he thoroughly enjoys it. I promise I just lay him on the floor and suck his face to death and he lays there and smiles. What a boy.

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The Steinhours said...

He is getting so big! I love seeing him smile!

Shannon said...

I love the pictures of Porter with his puppy! It is wonderful that he is being such a good boy for you guys. We miss him so much!!! We love you all very much!

Barb said...

He seems to have grown in the two weeks since we have seen him - he is gorgeous. That smile just melts me.

So glad he is sleeping better and eating well - phew!

Love and miss you all,

Mrs. Blimes said...

he is to cute!!! thank you for all your love and prayers! being a mommy has been wonderful so far!!!

Kendra said...

I love his thighs!!! He always looks so happy and I think he looks a lot like you, Barbie, especially when he smiles with his mouth closed. Such a cutie!

The Poore Family! said...

Just in case you forgot, I love your baby!