We took his pictures en diaper (that’s French for “in a diaper”) this month because I wanted photographic evidence of his rolls and belly. We opted to not stick a “7 Months” sticker to his belly, hope you’ll forgive us.
Age: 7 months and one week because I’m a procrastinator.
Representative Song of the Month: The “Rawhide” theme. You know, “Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, rawhide! Keep those doggies movin’, rawhide! Us being the doggies and Wacey doing the rollin’.
Stats: 19½ pounds, and he’s definitely gotten longer because he’s hovering in the land of 9-month onesies fitting justright (as long as his diaper isn’t full) and 12-month onesies being a little too big.
Favorite Foods: So far, we’ve tried everything green (hates them all), carrots, sweet potatoes (loves), squash (loves), pears, peaches and various degrees of applesauce. His favorite by FAR is Beechnut’s Just Honeycrisp Apples (is anyone surprised by this? I ate at least one a day when I was pregnant with him) and I can’t wait for apple season so I can make some of my own!!
Words/Sounds: He’s still saying dadadadadada, but now says it in varying degrees of loud, soft, and squeaky and it’s really cute. He also sort of sings to himself in this tiny, high-pitched voice and it’s hilarious.
Favorite Activities: LOVES his exersaucer, and I mean LOVES. I think being able to touch the bottom and bounce around helps J I found a used one for the barn/office since we’re going to be in the barn so much in the next six weeks, and I didn’t want to have to keep cleaning the bottom of his home one. He’s also all about being outside, and really likes to roll around on his floor.
Favorite Things: He’s really into toys right now! I try and keep a few in constant rotation so he doesn’t get bored. Chewing on things is his #1 priority, so I’m always trying to find things for him to chew on. Ear tags (new of course) were a big hit at the barn last week, so I’ll keep that one on the back burner. He also loves chip bags and candy bar wrappers more than most toys, which is hilarious and great. I bet he’ll be a box kid.
Least Favorite Activities: Holding still, being hungry, feeling ignored, the usual.
Signature Moves: He’s officially an ambi-roller, so he likes to roll and roll and roll. He also laughs like a crazy baby when the dogs run around, and likes to grab faces/mustaches/hair. Also he’s really cute and hilarious.
New Skills this Month: He’s really gotten the hang of rolling around, and while he isn’t crawling yet, he’s very resourceful when he sees something that he wants that’s out of reach. He’ll use a combination of scooting, rolling, army-crawling and grunting to get what he needs. He also sat in the kid part of the grocery cart today because I didn’t have my Ergo. He did a good job, but we’ll probably stick with the Ergo for major shopping trips—I still have to watch him because sometimes he’ll fall over, and he likes to try and chew on the shopping cart. Ick.
Also: overalls happened. Don’t worry, we have them in three different sizes.
Wacey’s such a goofball! We’ve had an odd month, with a stomach bug and some major fussiness, but he’s still such a happy baby. We’re waiting on teeth—he’s been chewing on things and drooling nonstop for a couple months now, though, and no teeth in sight. I had a lot of fun shopping for some new clothes for him, since he’s growing out of a lot of his clothes. We got jeans, sweaters, socks, button-down onesies…whoever said that shopping for boys isn’t fun has never been to Oshkosh or Carter’s.
We’re making a short trip to Montana to look at some bulls in a couple weeks, so we’ll be taking Wace on an airplane! It’s a short flight, not even an hour and a half, so it’s perfect for his first flight. Not to mention that Bert and I have never been on a plane together! It definitely beats the 10-12 hour car ride. He’ll have been to four states: Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Montana. Told you he keeps us movin’!
Also: I know I haven’t been posting much, but part of that is due to another blog project I’m working on! I’m hoping to roll out my first post this month. I’ll keep this blog as a private space to share about Wacey and personal stuff, though :)