28 July 2011

7 Months

Jack is getting so big! I think his legs get chunkier every single day. Today he weighed an even 8 kilos (17 lbs 10 oz), almost the same as Asher at this age.

As chunky as Jack is he's still mostly getting by on milk. He's been eating solid food once a day, unless we are busy. Then he doesn't get any. Oh, the second child. So far, Jack loves it all. He's had carrots, pears, avocados and a little bit of rice. I tried to make sweet potatoes for him, but I think I bought something that wasn't a sweet potato. Perhaps it was a giant piece of ginger. I'm still not sure. Green vegetables are the most difficult to get here. There's no green beans or green peas to be found. I did, however, find three jars of baby food at the store last week. $3 a jar! Crazy! Not to mention I paid $2 for one avocado. Luckily we have lots of wonderfully fresh fruit around.

Jack's new favorite toy is his walker. He is just like his big brother, he absolutely loves rolling around the house. And just like Asher, he likes to get under the kitchen table and play.

One day after nap time we took the walker and Asher's bike outside and had a great time. Asher and Jack loved rolling around chasing each other and banging into each other.

Jack's newest skill is screeching and screaming when he doesn't get his way. This, of course, goes hand in hand with Asher's newest skill of bugging the snot out of his brother. See below for an excellent example: Asher rammed into Jack therefore Jack squealed.

Night time sleep has been an issue for the past few weeks. Jack does not like to go to bed. Once he gets to sleep it's fine, but lately it has taken a very long time to get him to sleep. I think it was mostly because of all the craziness that came from having 13 college students around all summer. Things seem to be getting back on track, Jack even took a 2 hour nap this afternoon.

Jack hasn't figured out how to crawl yet, but he can pretty much scoot around on his belly to get where he needs to go. I think he will be crawling soon. And I think we will all be in trouble when that happens.

1 comment:

Anthony & Sharon said...

7 Months???? REALLY???? He's not even mine and I can't believe he's that big! What a cutie!!!