Today, little man, today you are seven months old.
Yesterday someone asked your dad how old you were, and he said, "He'll be seven months old on Friday."
The woman said it was so obvious he was a first-time parent. Apparently by the third kid, you're all, "Um, he was born in August, so...?"
I tell you with no hesitation we will never find out if that's true.
You've become a very good roller this month. You can flip over and back, which you find very entertaining.
You also think it's really fun to shake your head back and forth like you're saying Nonononono.
Since you only do it sometimes, and are clearly delighted by the sensation, I've realized with relief it isn't some weird tic you've developed.
This month we branched out with the food. And you love to eat. Love.
Carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, prunes, pears, peas, oat cereal, rice cereal...You are up for it all. One night you ate cereal plus two 4 oz jars of food. You just kept opening your mouth for more, so Nana kept filling up the bowl and feeding you.
I occasionally worry that this Nom! Food! attitude means you take after your dad's people. But I hope that if I teach you to chew your food and introduce you to yummy fruits and vegetables, you won't grow up to be all heart attack city.
You sleep 12 hours a night fairly consistently. It was painful getting there, but now we all wake up much more rested and happier.
I will always, always be there for you, and it's not that I don't want to spend all my time with you. But 3 am has never been my finest hour. At least, not since I was a teenager.And the biggest news this month is teeth! Teeth!
You have two tiny white teeth peeking their way up out of your gums!
You decided to see how they worked when you were nursing the other day. You surprised the tar out of me.
I, however, turned around and scared the shit out of you by yelling, "Jesusfuck!"
I didn't mean to scare you, but holy hell, little man. However, you haven't done it since, so I can't say I regret the reaction.
It's been a great month, Big J, and every day I think it can't get any better than this. And then it does.
I love you like crazy.