Quillan turned 7 months old on December 2nd. He weighed in at 14.6 lbs and was 26.5 inches long. During the previous month he learned to sit up on his own, started army crawling, said "baba" and "dada" and he started eating real food. The first thing he tried was a banana and he was not impressed. In fact, he was not impressed with any food at all for awhile. In addition to the banana he tried mixed berry applesauce, peas, a noodle, tomato sauce, apple, frozen peach, sweet potatoes, turkey, roll. He probably had a few other things as well but these are the ones we remembered to keep track of. The first thing he liked was the apple. He also really enjoyed the sweet potatoes on thanksgiving.
Quillan turned 8 months old on January 2nd. He now weighs 15.8 lbs and is 26.5 inches long. He fits perfectly into 9 month clothing but can fit into some 12 month and some 6 month clothes as well, depending on what they are (onesies tend to go bigger, jammies tend to go smaller) He is still mostly bald but is getting a little bit of fine hair coming in. It is hard to tell what color it will be. Some days it looks brown but most of the time I think it looks more red.
He sleeps through the night most nights. Sometimes he wakes once a night and easily goes back to sleep. HE sleeps on his belly in his crib. He falls asleep by nursing or sucking a pacifier and rocking. He likes to snuggle. He generally is ready for bed between 7 and 8pm and wakes around 7-8am. He's usually pretty content in his crib when he wakes up unless he has lost his pacifier.
He still nurses for the majority of his food but he has been playing around with other food as well - just for fun. He enjoys the baby puffs and yogurt puffs in all flavors. He's also liked pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin), chili beans, and taco meat. He loves spoons and enjoys playing with them even if there is nothing on them. He's still working on his first tooth. His gums have been swollen for awhile but it hasn't come through quite yet.
Quillan likes to play with all kinds of things. He enjoys almost anything you set in front of him. I wouldn't even say he has a favorite toy at this point in time. He does seem to enjoy balls though. He really likes his brothers and smiles and laughs at them all the time. He especially seems to laugh for Jordan.
He had a pretty exciting past month as he found his peepee! He hasn't been as enamored with it the way the other two were though so that's good. He also learned how to splash in the bath tub (and took his first big boy bath without a bath seat!) He absolutely loves the water and loves to splash. I think he'd be content to stay in the bathtub forever, though he never fusses when I take him out either.
This month we celebrated Quillan's first Christmas. He wore the same outfit that Jordan wore for his first Christmas and he looked just as adorable in it. He received lots of nice gifts from everyone and visited Santa for the first time. It went well, he didn't seem to care one way or the other about it.
One of my favorite things that happened this month was he started making fish faces! He is now officially in the club!
He also started crawling at the end of the month - real crawling! He's getting pretty good at it now too and he can follow me around whenever I leave him somewhere. When he's hungry he'll cry and crawl over to me. So cute.
I'll end this with some pictures of the last TWO months!