Monday, February 27, 2017

Grant - 7 months...

Another exciting month for Grant... the big 7!

The monthly highlights:

On the food front, Grant is all about eating these days!  Little dude can inhale his fruits and veggies.  So far, he's eaten squash, sweet potato, banana, avocado, green beans, peas, carrots, peaches, apples, pears, and apricots.  Tonight, he starts mango (an old favorite of Georgia's!).  So far, peaches seem to be his favorite, but when he's hungry, he'll inhale anything.

I officially retired from pumping on Feb 14th.  Happy Valentine's Day to me!  I made it almost 7 months this time around.  During that time, I managed to pump 45.4 gallons of milk and spent 369 hours hooked up to the pump.  Doing the math, that means I spent 15 days of my life since July 22nd pumping.  Hence, it was time to retire.  We still have a few hundred ounces of milk stored in the basement freezer, so we've introduced formula to him and started mixing bottles 50/50.  So far, no issues!  With the mix, we'll probably be able to get him to 8 months or so before he transitions to all formula.  My goal was always to get him through the majority of winter, so the timing works.

In good news, the formula he's drinking is dairy based, so it looks like we are in the clear with that allergy as well... for now.  We're planning to introduce eggs in the next few weeks to hopefully ward that one off too.  Then, onto tree nuts.  It's always something around here with food.  We're also still doing peanut butter 3x/week, so it's never a boring dinner around here.

He's definitely mastered the whole art of sitting.  He still doesn't love rolling, but he's doing it more and more these days and we're finding that he manages to flip himself over most nights, especially if he wakes up and he's hangry!  He would love to crawl, but he's not quite there yet and mostly just looks like he's swimming in an empty pool.

Georgia remains his most favorite person on the planet.  He can be screaming crying about anything, but if she pops her head anywhere near him, he instantly stops.  He's also starting to show a bit of stranger anxiety when new people are around him or in our house.  He gets over it fairly quickly, but he's still a tad hesitant when handed over to anyone new.

For the most part, he's still a pretty happy little guy.  His teeth seem to be driving him nuts, which is totally understandable considering that he's been teething since FOREVER.  Still no teeth to report, which is shocking to me.  He'll gnaw on anything you put near his mouth.  His favorite is Georgia's little banana rubber toothbrush.  

In other development, he's also babbling away like crazy these days.  It's like you're having a full blown conversation with him that it entirely made up of "blah-blah-blah."

Just like his sister before him, Grant LOVES his cups.  I can't get over how much both of my kids have loved these silly little plastic cups.  I should have bought stock in them back in the day.  It's so fun to play with him these days and Georgia is loving that he is more interactive when playing with her.

Nothing better than two clean kids ready for bed!!!

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