I really miss blogging on a regular basis. I think about it a lot, but truthfully it seems like I don’t have a second to spare these days. When I do, I usually choose to kick my feet up and relax.
I can’t believe another month has come and gone, it really feels like I posted Bradley’s 6 month update last week.
This past month has been GREAT. I attribute the greatness to the extra hours of sleep I’ve been getting, thank you Bradley, it’s about time. (just kidding.. well not really)
I like to talk about a lot of positives in these posts but lets be real and honest here, there are a lot downs with those ups. There are sleepless nights, there are days where kids are crying and screaming left and right but those days get out numbered when there’s laughter and baby giggles, those bad days somehow get forgotten.
Before I get started on all the baby updates I want to let you know how much joy Bradley brings into our lives. He has been such a blessing not just to me, but to Marc and Ava. Even when the day seems tough, he will flash his smile and somehow our day turns around. We are lucky with this little one.
Bradley’s 7 month Baby Update
Current weight an ounce shy of 23 pounds (at his last check up he was like 97th percentile for height and weight)
Bradley is outgrowing 12 month clothes. I can’t believe I just bought 18 month onesies!!
He’s a big boy for sure. I almost debated measuring his thighs and comparing them to Ava’s because I swear they are probably the same size. There’s so much chunk to those little legs you can’t see his ankles and I LOVE it. It just makes him that much cuter.
- to be tickled
- when people sing to him
- to play with anything and everything
- roll over especially during diaper changes
- watching his sister at ALL times
- to reach for Cooper when he’s in the high chair, mainly to clean his hands I think
- smile with his mouth open
- put every item he can in his mouth
- scream loud when people are talking so we can hear him. Yes we know you are there Bradley
- and smiling at everyone he sees
- when someone takes something from him
- being put down when he needs to burp
- his face being wiped after he eats
- getting dressed
- getting his buggies sucked out of his nose
- staying still for diaper changes
- waking up from naps (he wakes up crying and then 2 seconds later smiles so big)
Bradley is a great eater. He loves food, milk, and chewing on anything he can get his hands on. Bradley has about 5 bottles a day and we are trying a new solid every week. So far we love: sweet potatoes, oats, rice cereal, green beans, peas, apples, bananas, avocado, butternut squash. We do not like peaches. To be honest I didn’t like them either. Peaches were one of the foods I ate every day while I was pregnant, but these gerber pureed peaches taste nothing like the real thing. Which reminds me that I need to start making my own baby food. I will… I will.
He currently has 2 bottom teeth and one of his molars and other bottom teeth are coming in so I guess we could probably try eating steak soon?? just kidding. I bet he would like it but we’ll stick to our pureed food for now. I can’t wait to continue trying new foods because it’s so fun to see what new foods he will devour.
Last month Bradley had a couple of ear infections that left me craving sleep. Thank goodness these past 3 weeks have been so much better. Bradley goes to bed anywhere between 7pm-8m and sleeps until 6/630am. Sometimes he falls asleep earlier if Ava interrupts his naps during the day. For the most part I won’t complain about sleep, he’s made drastic improvements this past month and I’m loving it. I honestly think he’s sleeping more soundly because he eats 3 meals a day and his belly stays full!
Ohhhh how I love playtime. Bradley’s smile and laugh are contagious. He smiles at everyone he sees and it makes me smile to watch him. We are currently in teething mode so a lot of playtime consists on putting as many toys into his mouth as possible. He likes toys he can hold and chew on. We have a zillion toys and we rotate them so he doesn’t get bored, but believe it or not he loves the random things that aren’t toys…. packages of wipes, diapers, remotes, phones, plastic spoons and cooking utensils that Ava gives him. It makes me question why we buy toys?????
Bradley is rolling and scooting all over the place. He will be crawling any day now.
It’s funny to me because Ava was already crawling and pulling herself up to a standing position by 7 months so I’m enjoying the slower pace that Bradley is moving at. He can stay put for as long as his little heart desires
Ava and Bradley’s interactions continue to melt my heart and also give me heart attacks. Ava has been such a good big sister though in all honesty. She helps me with diaper changes and brings me wipes, garbage bags, whatever I need to take care of his mess. She wipes up his spit up, she brings him toys, sings him songs when he’s crying, she tickles him to make him laugh more and I couldn’t be happier with her for doing the things she does.
I can’t wait to see what new things these two do together this month!!
We can’t forget about the bond between Cooper & Bradley. It’s super special and they both have so much interest in one another.
Cooper is a SAINT for letting Bradley tug on his ears, rip out his hair and tickle his paw. I couldn’t ask for a better dog to lookout for our baby.
I love this little boy so much, even if he is wearing a Boston Red Sox hat that Daddy makes him wear.
His smile is contagious and I hope that he always remembers to share that smile with everyone he meets.
Check back this week for a workout that you can do at home on your own time and under 30 minutes!!!