This post is definitely overdue, as Owen turns 8 months in just two days! Crazy! Out little boy is growing so quickly, and I'm going to try and remember as much as I can about what he does each month.
Owen is officially on the move! He began army-crawling at 6 months, and he only got better and quicker each day. He has started rocking back and forth on his hands and knees and so badly wants to crawl that way. He even moves his hands or his knees forward, but he hasn't gotten the coordination of moving everything together. He is also trying to climb on things- we have a table in our living room with a shelf just a few inches off the ground, and it is his mission to climb onto it. He is such a strong boy! He's gotten great at sitting by himself, and I know feel confident sitting him on the ground without anything behind him.
Owen's favorite thing is to be where Dylan is and play with his toys. Owen loves his big brother and is so curious and interested in big boy things. We are so blessed to have Dylan as the best big brother I could have asked for- he's so sweet to Owen (still calls Owen "my baby" or "brudder") and is always willing to share his toys with him. The only thing that Dylan seems a little territorial over are his Legos, but I think that is mostly because we have drilled it into Dylan's head that Legos are not safe for babies and that Owen cannot have any of his Legos.
Owen is such a great eater and has starting having more and more solids. He typically has one package of baby food, three times each day. While I'm not one to demand that Owen only eats organic, I try to feed him mostly organic baby food. Ella's Kitchen and Plum Organics are our go-to choices for baby food. He also loves to eat fruit from these mesh feeders:
He gets all excited whenever he sees them, since he knows that he's about to get something good, like bananas or cantaloupe. The only bummer? Cleaning bananas out of these things is a pain! Hate, hate, hate.
As you may remember, Owen was in the 2nd percentile for weight at his 6 month check up. Since he's started eating more solids (I try to push the higher calorie options or add avocado to ones that are low in calories) and still nurses 5-6 times each day, I feel like he's really starting to chunk up.
Owen is a pretty predictable sleeper- he wakes up around 7:30 or 8 each morning, takes three naps (usually around 10, 1, and 5) and then goes to bed at 8 pm. He sometimes sleeps through the night and sometimes wakes up around 3-4 am for a little snack... I'm not that stressed about it, although I'm really ready for uninterrupted sleep. He's never had to cry it out (Dylan definitely did when he was 5 months old- I was tougher with him)... and I don't really want him to, but we'll see how this sleeping through the night thing plays out in the coming months. We're starting to try naps without the Woombie on occasion. He seems to do ok, although we almost have to rock him to sleep prior to putting him in his crib.
Happy belated 7 months to our sweet boy!