September 23, 2015

Seven Months!

Brandon is seven months old!

Brandon is such a flirt already (takes after his daddy!).  Most of the time it doesn't take much to get a cute little smile from this kid.  He's friendly as can be, and pretty much lets anyone hold him without making a fuss.

This month Brandon has been making huge improvements physically.  He is still usually traveling by army crawl, but boy has he gotten fast!  He's done some rocking on hands and knees too, and even a few timid movements in that position, but for the most part he prefers his speedy little army crawl.  His other preferred method of movement is walking.  Obviously he can't do it on his own yet, but he will gladly walk, one foot in front of the other, holding on to my hands.

I was hesitant, but we introduced Brandon to a few finger foods this month.  He has had a couple flavors of puffs so far, and watermelon chunks.  He seriously loves being able to feed himself.  He's still working on his pincer grab, but he can really shovel that food into his mouth!

He pulled up to standing.  Yep.  I wasn't expecting it at all and then it just happened.  (Un)fortunately we don't have much in our main living area that's the right height for him to pull up on, so it hasn't happened many times yet.

Brandon had his first injury this month.  Thankfully it was minor but it could have been really bad.  Brandon was standing up between my legs while I was sitting on the couch.  He was holding on to one of my hands with both of his.  He got brave and let go.  He kind of twisted as he fell and landed face first on a toy.  He ended up with a cut on his eyelid.  If he had fallen slightly differently his eye could have been in bad shape.  The toy in question has been banished to the top of the refrigerator for the time being.

Brandon is using the pacifier less often both during the day and at night.  He still uses it often (and sometimes I pop it in to keep him from eating everything else in sight) but I'm hoping the decrease in use means it won't be too hard to break him of the habit later.

New things for Brandon this month:
Pulling up to standing
Finger foods
More talking
Initial crawling attempts
First injury

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