Brady is 7 months old!

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Brady is 7 months old!!

He weighs 17 lbs, is 28 inches long, and has 2 teeth (almost 5!). He is now in size 3 diapers and still in 6-9 month clothes. He is a champion eater in the baby food department and LOVES blueberries, mangos, and purple carrots (??). Unfortunately, Brady has been sick 2 times this past month with the same thing...bronchiolitis, which is no fun at all. He has to have breathing treatments a couple times a day and he is absolutely miserable at night, which is a bad combo with the teething he has been having.

Brady can roll over from back to front now, he can sit up by himself (for the most part), and he loves to drink water from a straw cup or an open cup! We are still working on the straw. Being a speech therapist, I am trying to avoid sippy cups at all costs just because of oral motor development. So I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help him learn to drink from a straw. And he loves working on it! He likes to take drinks of water from a straw and from my cups. Already stealing my drinks!

Brady had his first "haircut" this month by Eric. His hair grows down over his ears and makes him look a little bit like a girl, so Eric took his trimmers to it! Brady's personality is really starting to come through and I love it!! It is so much fun being his mama. He has started to understand "no" thanks to lots of pulling on the dogs hair and on Eric and I's neck. And he is beginning to understand the word "gentle" when petting the dogs. Still a work in progress. We have started using some baby sign language with him, just introducing it. Obviously he won't be able to use it himself yet...

Playing around at daycare

The sleeping still hasn't gotten much better. We are working on transitioning to the crib, but it's hit or miss most nights. His daycare teachers have been helping out by working on the crib while he is at daycare, which has helped a little! It's a work in progress for sure!

Brady likes: bath time, riding in the golf cart at Nana & Pawpaw's house, being outside, his puppy dogs, his football lovie, going to daycare (but also when I pick him up), blueberry, mango, and drinking from an open cup.

Brady dislikes: having a stuffy nose and when mommy leaves the room. {Seriously, there isn't much this kid is unhappy about!}

With his cousin, Amelia

With his cousin, Ty-Ty

With his cousin, Abigail

I can't believe Brady will be ONE year old in 5 months! We love our boy and love watching him grow!! It is such a blessing being his parents :)

Brady is 6 months old!

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Brady turned 6 months old two days ago!!

Just for fun...

He weighs 16 1/2 lbs, is 27 1/2 inches long, and his head circumference is 17 inches. He is still in size 2 diapers (about to move up to size 3) and he has moved up to 6-9 month clothes. He has his 2 bottom teeth and eats about 2 meals of solids per day and takes bottles about every 3-4 hours. So far Brady has tried peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, avocado, squash, green beans, banana, apple, and prunes. He LOVES avocado, prunes, peas, and sweet potatoes. He HATES carrots and pears. He also had his first taste of lemon this month! He made a funny face at first, but in the end he actually liked it. Definitely my son! We are about to move on to baby food that has a mixture of different fruits/veggies in it.

Lemon face

Brady rarely naps and when he does, it's only for like 15-30 minutes at a time. It's a really big deal if he sleeps for more than 30 minutes at naptime. He has learned to stick out his tongue (it's super cute, but I doubt it's something I should encourage...), he knows his name, he reaches for mommy and daddy (I melt every single time), and he sits with assistance. I think he is going to skip rolling over. He has rolled a few times from front to back, but just seems totally uninterested in rolling from back to front. He would much rather try to crawl or sit up and watch everyone. Plus, he still hates tummy time...

He had his 6 month checkup yesterday and the pediatrician gave him a clean bill of health! He just had some routine vaccines and got his flu shot. Over the last month he has had pink eye, a cold, and an ear infection. So I have been super paranoid about his ears (especially being a speech therapist), but the pediatrician assured me they look good.

Brady likes: light up toys, Colbie (more so than Biggio), his jumper (spends about an hour or 2 hours in it total per day!), talking (more like yelling at nothing), chewing on his fingers, his daycare teachers, wearing his sunglasses, cartoons, and rides in the stroller.

Brady dislikes: the Nose Frieda, having his nose (or face) wiped, and biting his hands with his new teeth.

One tooth...

Two teeth!

Our Brady boy is happy, healthy, and loves his mommy and daddy! We are obsessed with him and are so thankful for our baby boy. it bad I already have a Pinterest board for his first birthday party? ;)