Carson turned 7 months on December 18th so this post is a little late. I know you all were on the edge of your seats just waiting for this post so I won't hold you in suspense for any longer! ;)
It's crazy how much he has changed in 5 months!
Weight: Creeping up on 20 at 19lbs 8oz!
Hair: Carson's hair is really coming in and he still has his long baby hair, too! He's due for another haircut any day, but I keep putting it off. :) Here's a pic that shows his hair. I've been trying to tuck it behind his ears, haha!
Eyes: Carson's eyes continue to change colors! People always look and then ask what color his eyes are. I think it's cool that they change all the time. They're usually a denim blue or a greenish honey brown hazel.
Diapers: Size 3 still but Nick is convinced Carson will be in size 4's "any day now". :)
Clothes: Carson is still wearing 6-9 month clothes (9 months in Carter's). He wore some 12 month outfits while we were in Florida because they were the only summery outfits we had. I'm thinking he'll be in all 9-12 month clothes by the next monthly update!
Eating: Carson is still nursing about 5-6 times a day. He has tried a few new solids and has also started eating some combinations! He loves carrots mixed with apples and he also really liked carrots with green beans (I named that one veggie medley, haha)! He wasn't a fan of carrots alone so that's why we started mixing them. He recognizes the signs for "milk" and "eat" but isn't using them on his own yet. He gets VERY excited when I sign "milk"!
Sleeping: Carson has a week or two where he started waking up in the middle of the night, but now he's back to his sleepy self! His normal bedtime is around 9pm and he wakes up between 7 and 9am. One day he slept until 10:45am! He has learned to self-soothe and he does a great job. I usually rock him for a few minutes before putting him down for a nap or for the night and if he's not asleep yet, he is usually ok with putting himself to sleep. Sometimes I have to steal extra cuddles though. :) We still use the same routine of playing his lullaby CD and turning on his mobile. There are still some nights that he fights sleep, too. Now that he has learned to pull himself to stand, he stands against the rails of his crib and cries like he's in jail. It's awfully sad, but also awfully cute. Here's a video Nick took. I know, we're mean for recording it!
Nicknames: Cars, C, buddy, Snickers, Snickerdoodle, Stinker, Sir, Little Man, etc. Same as last month! I also have realized that I call him "Sugar" a lot and that turned into "Sugarplum". Nick quickly nixed that because "Carson is NOT a fairy!" haha, oops!
Favorite Toys: He got a ton of new toys for Christmas, but those were after he turned 7 months! He did get a new phone before we went to Florida. It has 3 screens: numbers, colors/shapes, and a piano. He also loves to use it as a teether! He loves his ring stacker now and one of his favorite games is to knock over the stack of rings after you pile them up!
- get into a sitting position from laying down
- stand with support
- pull himself up to stand
- scoot backwards across the room and pivot to get what he needs
- CRAWL! Carson had been getting up on all 4's for a while and he crawled on his 7 month birthday!
His language is also developing! He discovered the letter D and says "Dada" all the time! We haven't officially counted it as his first word yet b/c he says it whether Daddy is around or not! Carson also started to use a sippy cup this past month. I was worried he might not know what to do with it since he doesn't drink bottles very often but he knew what to do right away! He's still practicing tipping it backward to get the water out.
Here's a video of Carson crawling on his 7 month birthday:
Here's another video. It cracks me up how deliberate he is with his movements! (Please excuse the mess...this was at the condo in Florida while we were vacationing!)