Yesterday Abel turned 7 months old.
Abel is by far the happiest baby we’ve had. He is almost always laughing and smiling, especially when his Dada is around. He is a Daddy’s boy for sure. He adores Joe and completely lights up whenever he’s in the room.
Abel is also on the verge of crawling. He scoots around using a combat crawl to get wherever he wants to go. He also gets up on his knees and rocks back and forth, a few times he’s attempted to move his hands or knees but he usually just resorts to the combat crawl. He is also on the verge of sitting up on his own. If I put him in a sitting position he can hold it until he wants to move then he just hurls himself over and starts to crawl away. When he’s up on his knees he can pull a leg through to an almost sitting position all by himself. I bet he’ll be crawling and sitting within the month.
We also finally set up a real crib for him. He’s been sleeping in our room in either the bassinet or primarily in our bed. He was have trouble staying asleep in the bassinet so we decided to set up the crib in our room. It took him a day or so to adjust to the crib but he’s been sleeping much better. He will usually come back in the bed with us sometime early in the morning hours when he wakes to eat (4-5am). He easily falls back asleep and we put him back in his bed when we get up for the day. Often he will sleep until 10am.
He’s still taking 3 naps a day. Late morning, afternoon and evening. He’s our night owl and will often nap until around 8pm then won’t go to bed until 10pm. We’re working on adjust his evening nap so it will become bedtime but so far he’s happy so we’ll make it work.
Abel is still exclusively breastfed although he is starting to show interest in solid food. I’m not in a rush to introduce solids because he is a very health weight and seems content with the milk. Plus, solid food means more mess, more meal planning, and yuckier diapers. I’m honestly just putting it off as long as I can. No reason to make more work for myself when he’s fine with our current situation.
All around Abel is awesome. He’s not the most laid back baby I’ve had (I think Simon takes that award) but he’s still pretty chill and always good for a smile.