Health: You've been in tip top shape except for two short-lived colds.
Sleep: You have gotten SO much better! I think the turning point was around five months. You sometimes have trouble going down at night, but we have a routine and it seems to help. You have bathtime, look in the mirror and have snuggles with daddy, then you eat and snuggle with me. I usually lay you down awake and you fall asleep, but sometimes you fall asleep nursing. I feed you again at 10pm before I go to sleep, but you are generally very drowsy. Most nights you sleep until sometime between 3:30-5:30 (You did make it to 6:40am once!) If you wake up before 4am daddy or I give you your paci and you fall back to sleep. Your naps had gotten better as well. Some days are better than others. I lay you onto your tummy, you snuggle up with my scarf and your paci and most of the time fall asleep. The past week has been awful and we've had lots of power struggles at nap and at bedtime, but I think it had to do with all the milestones you hit this week. Bedtime has been close to normal the past three nights, but naptimes are still terrible. I hope soon you decide again that little naps are good for both of us.
Diet: Milk is your favorite, but you've tried carrots, apples, sweet potatoes, peaches, pears and oatmeal. Tomorrow we're going to try peas :)
Clothes: You are a chunker. You can't even fit into anything six month size, haven't fit into them since 5 months. You are wearing 9mo-12mo. Pants are just plain hard because of your fluffy cloth diaper butt.
Baby Gear Love: Your jumper is a favorite! Recently we bought a high chair and you love it! I think it makes you feel like a big boy. You love frozen teething toys and anything else that can fit in your mouth. You have started to like toys that make noise and light up. You spend lots of your time on the floor with mommy and daddy rolling around and playing toys or looking at books.
Likes: You still love bath time, singing silly songs with daddy, tasting different foods, looking at colorful books, video-chatting with aunties or Grandma and Grandpa, petting Comet, going for walks with mommy and being naked.
Dislikes: When you're tired, but won't sleep, naptime, not being able to figure out a new skill.
Social: You enjoy other people, but you're starting to voice your opinion about wanting mommy and/or daddy. You love your grandparents and aunties and uncles. I love watching you play with your little friends. The level of interaction is so wonderful.
Milestones: The last week was incredible! On Monday you started lifting your body off the ground on your hands and toes (plank) for less than a second. Apparently you decided to skip your knees all together for right now. Tuesday you were holding yourself up for seconds at a time. Wednesday you were getting into your plank and scooting backwards and sitting up for a few seconds or longer when I'd place you in that position. Thursday and Friday you were a moving machine scooting yourself across the floor. Saturday you just continued practicing and then today you rolled from one end of the room to the other and when you couldn't roll anymore you started scooting backwards. I'm sure forward crawling won't be far off. You are amazing.
Nicknames: Daddy's nickname for you is Boomer and Mommy's is Goober, Gooby, Scooby.