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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jacob: 7 Months

7 months


And here we are at 7 months already (and it's already been another week!), and this past month sure has been a favorite of mine!

Nicknames:
Biggy, funny bunny, silly goose, nugget.

Weight/Height:
20.8 pounds (75th percentile) / 27ish inches (somewhere around 50th percentile)
The length is definitely an estimate - it's hard to get a measurement on a baby who wiggles around so much! I feel like we haven't seen much difference in length the past couple of months, but 9 month pants are starting to look short on him so there's definitely been some change.

Things we can't live without:
Bibs for our little drool monster. We've also had some issues with him having really sensitive, itchy skin so the little cotton mittens go on him every time he goes to sleep to stop him from scratching so much. 

Things he likes: 
Little dude still loves his Jumperoo and tries to bounce like he's in the thing all the time. Also - his crib, finally! Maybe saying that he likes it is exaggerating a little bit, but he now spends every night in it which is a huge relief. Now if I could just get him to sleep all through the night in it....

Things he dislikes:
Sleeping through the night. I've done a really bad job of making him learn to put himself to sleep and now I'm paying for it. Every night involves two wake ups, sometimes three and too many nights in a row of three wake ups leaves me seriously struggling to function. We're working on it though, just very slowly!

Favorite characteristics:
I'm sure I'll be like a broken record each month, but his laid back personality is really the biggest blessing. Leaving the house always felt like such an exhausting endeavor for the first several months, but this month I've seen the biggest shift. Need to run an errand? Take him along, no big deal! He's always happy to go along. 

Milestones:
We finally got a laugh!! And I got it on video. :) This only happened about a week ago so we've been trying to get him to keep doing it with no such luck. He also tried purees for the first time. That first picture shows what he thought of sweet potatoes, but thankfully he's come around to them! But the biggest game changer has been that if you put him in the sitting position he can stay there and usually only topples over if he sees something he wants that's just out of arms reach and he makes a go for it. Now we can sit him down, put the boppy around him for cushion, and toys in front of him for entertainment and we have no problem getting some things around the house done while he entertains himself. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Currently

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...with this little nugget. Kiddo is excellent at taking the rings off while my job is to stack them right back on so he can take them right back off. 

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...out to do some things as a couple this month. We did a brewery tour through downtown Columbus and then also an annual bar crawl for charity with friends while Jacob hung out with grandparents. This was a big deal for us because I've totally been that mom that's really struggled to leave her baby. 

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...open toed shoes - finally busting them out this year! (Photo filtered of course because girlfriend needs a pedicure - ha!)





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...smoothies! When I was pregnant I had to avoid eating large amounts at once and always found myself hungrier throughout the mornings. That hasn't changed, so drinking a smoothie mid-morning has been the perfect way to prevent myself from starving by lunchtime. 





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...about 10 pages of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It was the book selected for an online book club of sorts for a professional organization in my field of work and I got the book from the library with such high intentions of reading it and participating, and then I just didn't. I'm still trying to get back into it now that we're hitting a little bit slower time at work. The more likely outcome though is that I just watch her 20 minute TED Talk...







Linking up with Anne and Jenna!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stripes

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shirt: Sam's Club
sweater: Kohl's
jeggings: Discount Fashion Warehouse (Express brand)
boots: Target

*Once again life got in the way and stole all my energy but here I am again, giving this a go! 

I've been pretty open in the past about my openness to buying clothes just about anywhere, and have been known to find items I love at the dollar store, Sam's Club, and even the grocery store. I have no shame! :) This striped shirt is one of my Sam's Club finds so I'm sure I scored it for no more than $15. I purchased it early last summer when the fit allowed it to accommodate the baby bump I had going on at that time and now I appreciate the fit even more for its forgiving nature.