Our little peanut weighed in right around 15 pounds at 7 months old. He's tiny! But he's getting bigger and bigger... more purees and solid foods have been helping him pack on the pounds. :)
Our little nugget is wearing mostly 6 month clothing, with a few, very few 3 month onesies still in his rotation.
He's still wearing size 2 diapers.
This little dude still loves the boobies. Ha!
We are still going strong with nursing. He did have ONE random day where he refused to nurse. And it wasn't even a full day. It was about half a day... when I would go to offer him the breast, he would literally just scream and refuse. I was SO sad. I was sad that he was DONE breastfeeding... despite my research telling me that babies don't typically wean like that.
Still, to this day, I have no idea what was up with his refusal during that one afternoon/evening. Since he was refusing, we just gave him bottles of breast milk and he was fine with that. Then that night, when he woke up to nurse, he latched on just fine and was back to being a champion nurser. It was so odd!
Mason is still loving ALL THE FOOD. He LOVES purees... almost all of them. He hasn't been a big fan of green beans... but we'll try them again in a few weeks to see if he changes his tune.
He also LOVE LOVE LOVES avocado and apples. In fact, he loves them so much that he CRIES when he finishes them or we take them away! Haha! What a little piglet. :)
Another thing that Mason has been LOVING is frozen peaches. We put them in his little mesh feeder and he just goes to town. It's quite the sticky experience... but he loves it! And it's definitely helped with his teething.
SIGH... Sleep? What's that...?
Our little sweet pea is still not sleeping through the night. Which is extra hard for us because he WAS. When he came home from the hospital up until he was about 4 months old, dude slept like a champ! Then we hit that 4 month sleep regression and all hell broke loose.
Currently, he's up usually once during the night to nurse.
I know, I know... this is our fault. I know he doesn't NEED to eat. He's old enough to sleep through the night. But when it's 2am and someone is hollering and crying and you KNOW if you stick a boob in his mouth he'll be back to sleep in 10 minutes... you do that. It's easier than shushing and rocking for hours on end. So sue me. Haha
I'm just so not on board with the whole "cry it out" thing. I just cannot do it. It breaks my heart. Like truly just breaks it. And I know this phase in our lives is temporary... so yes, I will continue to go to my son when he cries out for me because one day, he won't anymore and I'll be sad that I'm not needed as much. So, there.
|Mason and Auntie Katie|
-Bath time and his pool
-Food (definitely prefers fruit), LOVES frozen peaches
-Giving Mommy kisses
-Putting jammies on after bath time
Another short list of "dislikes"... he's such a HAPPY boy! :)
Mason's 7th month was SO MUCH FUN!
Our little dude sprouted his first tooth JUST before he turned 7 months old. His tooth officially poked through on June 10th. And he looks so CUTE with his little tooth (as seen above).
Mason sits up SO well unassisted now. At 6 months, he was still a little wobbly at times, but at 7 months, dude can sit up with zero issues. He looks like such a big boy! Also... those CHEEKS! I die... <3
This is the gift that Mason gave to his Daddy... I only helped him a little bit with it. :)
Let me just say... taking photos of a 7 month old with foam letters is NOT easy.
At first, we had Mason sitting up in the grass, but all he wanted to do was eat the letters. He had glitter ALL over his face. Haha!
So eventually, we laid him down in the grass and he left the letters alone for long enough for me to snap a few pictures. It turned out really cute. :)
Below is a hilariously cute outtake from Mason's 1st Father's Day photos... he was in the middle of doing something he loves.... blowing raspberries! :)
|He wore the stars, I wore the stripes! :)|
|Mason and GG|
Adam and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on June 22nd as well.
I can't believe we've been married for 3 years!
3 years of marriage, 2 homes, 3 pets, and 1 amazingly adorable little boy! We've had a great 3 years! Sure, there have been ups and downs, but we've stuck it out and there's no one else I'd rather share my life with.
During the day, we took a little family outing to the Como Zoo. It was Mason's first time at the zoo... He didn't really "get it", which is why we opted to go the inexpensive route and go to Como over the MN Zoo. His favorite part was the seals and the aquatic center. :)
|Our little Monkey :)|
Marriage is hard.
Marriage with children is HARDER.
People often say that the first year of marriage is the hardest. I disagree. And I think both Adam and I would agree that the year you add children to the mix is the hardest year of marriage (so far).
It's just a whole new ball game at that point. You're both trying to navigate parenthood. You have no idea what you're doing. And you're sleep deprived.
But it's SO worth it. I'd rather go through the struggles with Adam than go through any of this life without him. He's a great husband and a great father and Mason and I are SO lucky to have him.
Adam and I have been exchanging traditional wedding gifts for the last few anniversaries. Well, this year, it was leather and neither of us could think of anything good (not dirty lol) to exchange... so instead, we bought each other bikes for our anniversay! Such an AWESOME gift!
I still have yet to take a picture of my blue beauty, but I love my bike! Now I just need to get out there and ride it more. It's just hard because at the end of the day, I want to spend time with Mason and by the time he goes to bed... I'm exhausted. I need to make a better effort though because I love riding my bike and I absolutely need the exercise!
It's been busy around here, obviously. Hence the suuuuper late 7 month recap and all of the stuff that took place during the month... but it's been fun.
Here are some random pictures of some fun and cute things during Mason's 7th month... :)
Kenzie, our [gorgeous] teenage neighbor saw us out one day and stopped by to say hi to Mason... He loved chatting and "flirting" with her. Trouble already... a beautiful blonde girl in a bikini comes over and Mason turns on the charm. Ha! :)
After a while, the whole family (minus Alli), was over chatting and hanging out with Mason. Mr. Popular! :)
|Our FAVORITE neighbors. :)|
|Big boy in the cart for the first time! He thought it was pretty fun!|
|My big boy. <3|
Swinging! Needless to say, he loved it! :)
Adam kept scooting him back in the swing and he'd scoot himself forward so his arms were dangling. Haha! He's so funny! :)
|An epic stare down.|
|"Mom, he's looking at me...." Ha! :)|
Us girls went out to lunch and Megan gave us these cute little boxes. Inside was this ring pop.. and some chocolate and nail polish in her wedding colors!
SO fun! And of course, Sheena and I were so excited and honored to be asked to stand by her side as she marries the love of her life. I can't WAIT for the wedding!!!! :)
We've had such a fun month! I'm sure Mason's 8th month will be just as amazing. It seems like every month just gets better and better!
Life as a mom is more than I ever imagined it would be. It can be hard. So hard. But it's so, so, so incredibly worth it.
And I can admit that I used to get bored playing with other people's kids. I thought they were adorable, but I was more than happy to hand them back to mom and dad when my time was up. I remember feeling nervous before I had Mason thinking that I would get bored hanging out with a baby.
Well, I can honestly say, NOPE. I love spending time with him. He's so fun and funny. I wish I could spend MORE time with him. But... work gets in the way. Darn.
My Masey John,
Like I whisper in your ear every night when I carry you into your room, you are the absolute best thing that's ever happened to me.
You make my life more full than I ever imagined it could be. You fill spaces in my heart that I didn't know were empty. You're the true light of my life.
You're the happiest baby and every day I feel so lucky to be your Mama.
I can't wait to continue to watch you learn and grow! Let the good times roll, sweet pea!
I love you so much, stinkadoo! :)