Tuesday, August 7, 2012

7 Months

7 Months Old!  How does that even happen?  

Beyond the obvious of finalization and the sealing, this month has brought with it many changes and exciting things.  We finally started giving Benson solids.  We started out with avocado and then some rice cereal and have just let it evolve from there.  For the first couple of weeks he could have taken it or left it, but lately he LOVES eating.  He likes sweet potatoes the best so far.  It is hard to feed him though because he cannot sit still.  He is trying to look everywhere and grab anything in his path at all times.  He got his first 2 teeth this month, the bottom front ones.  His first one he got July 15th.  He is starting to scoot and getting so close to crawling.  He has started to scream.  He screams when he's happy, mad, tired, excited..you name it.  He LOVES Archie the dog, even though Archie is not such a fan of him.  He has started sleeping through the night and sleeps so well in his crib.  He has totally fallen into an amazing nap/eating/sleeping schedule. Thanks to that life has calmed down for the whole family.  Benson is such a sweet, sweet baby.  He is calm and barely ever fusses or cries.  We took him swimming for the first time in Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's pool.  He didn't cry, he didn't smile.  He just kind of acted like it was nothing new.  As my brother in law said, "he is probably the most chill baby ever".  We figure its the islander coming out in him.    His fun personality is showing more and more.  He loves his daddy and laughs much more with Ben than me, but he LOVES his momma.  He has started wanting me around all the time and cries if I leave the room.  (I kind of love that).  He continues to light up our lives more than we could possibly imagine!  

First step into the pool

push ups anyone?  

first time eating solids

on hands and knees for the first time

He finally started feeding himself

loves being up high on daddy's shoulders

First time in a shopping cart.  He loved it until we went over a bump and he hit his head against the back.  Ya, not so much love after that.
Making new friends (usually girls for some reason)

Someday these two will be best buddies



The Staheli's said...

Freaking adorable! I'm glad he is getting into a better schedule and loving food. Smart boy! :) LOVE HIM TO PIECES!!! ♥

Financially Empowered Families said...

So adorable!! He lights up any room he enters. Love him!

Tiffany Johnson said...

He is so dang cute. I'm glad we get to watch him grow up.