I am a day late in getting this post up but Hayes was seven months old yesterday. I snapped some very informal pictures of him this morning before we started getting ready for church. I think these might be my favorite of the monthly pictures though because I really think they capture his personality.
At seven months old:
*He loves to blow raspberries (is that what they are called??). He will mimic us when we do this and the big kids get a kick out of it. He thinks it is pretty funny too.
*We had a rough couple of weeks with him where it seemed like all he was doing was crying. He would wake up three times a night and was sleeping horrible during the day. While his naps aren’t getting much better, he seems to be doing better at night (minus last night where I was up every two hours with him…let’s hope that was a fluke). For several nights before that he only woke up once a night.
*He will give me kisses when I ask. I haven’t seen him do this with anyone else yet. When I say, “Gimme kisses!”, he will open his mouth really wide and lean towards my mouth. It is some slobbery goodness.
*When Lance sticks his hand out and tells Hayes to give him a high five, Hayes will reach his hand out and slap Lance’s hand over and over.
*He wants to crawl sooooo bad. Like I have said before, he can get where ever he wants by rolling around. When he is seated on the ground he puts his hands down and turns his legs to try to move. He will walk his hands forward but can’t figure out how to get his left leg out from under his belly
He is trying so hard though and can still usually get what he wants. Both Reese and Sam sat themselves up from lying down right before they started crawling and he has not even attempted to do that. It won’t be long though.
*He is very vocal and still overall a pretty happy baby. He is usually content but when he is not every one knows.
*He is absolutely attached to me and if I walk away from him he screams the most pitiful scream/cry.
*He is not a big fan of solid foods. I was trying to feed him some mixed vegetables the other day and he was making the funniest faces. The kids and I were giggling at him and I captured this video…
*Sam is starting to get a little rough with Hayes and we always warn him that one day Hayes is going to get him back. If I had to bet, I think Hayes will be bigger than Sam eventually. When we compare sizes at the same age Hayes is two pounds heavier and 3/4” taller. I had to buy Hayes new clothes because he is too big for the clothes we have from when Sam was this age. I bought Hayes all 12 months clothes this last trip. They seem to be perfect.