Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy 7 Months, Knox!!

This big guy is so cute!  He’s becoming quite the little flirt.  Everyone that sees him comments on just how blue his eyes are, and now that his eyelashes are getting darker, his eyes stand out even more.  Gonna be a lady-killer, this one.  ;) 
1.  7 months! Still chewing on those fingers (and toes, and toys, and anything else he can get in his mouth) but no signs of that first tooth just yet. 
2.  Knox playing with bear It’s been a big month for milestones.  On May 12, 2012, Knox started rolling his way around the play mat to get to the toys he wanted to play with.  He’s realizing that he doesn’t have to just be stationary all the time, and I think he likes this bit of independence in choosing where he parks.  That same day he also started waving his toys around in the air while he played with them, which is apparently very, very fun.
3.  Knox sitting up On May 16, 2012, he started rolling onto his side to sleep at night, and by May 21, 2012 he was positioning himself onto his tummy to sleep.  So, we made the move to his real crib up in his room on May 22, 2012.  (I blogged about that here.)  That’s still going well, and he’s really only waking up once at night to eat.  He’ll sleep from 6:45 pm until 4 or 5 am, and usually go right back to sleep after he eats.  The later he wakes up, the harder it is to get him to go back to sleep, and since our goal is to start the day no earlier than 6 am, I find myself in a predicament.  If he wakes up at 5:15, I know he probably thinks he’s done sleeping, but according to my baby sleep book, if I go in and get him that early he’ll start to always wake up that early so that he can start playing.  However, by the time he’s finished eating, it’s close to 5:45 and I know he won’t probably want to go back to sleep.  So basically, I’m just hoping that he’ll start sleeping in a little longer so that I don’t have to be conflicted about what to do.  :)  Either way, I’m just happy to be getting longer stretches of sleep.
4.  Big Knox! 7 month feet!  (They’re always moving, so it’s hard to get a picture!)
10.  7 month feet On May 22, 2012, Knox started saying “dadadadadadada”, and on May 27, 2012, he actually looked at Logan and said “dada”.  It completely made Logan’s day.  I do think it was a coincidence, but it was fun to hear either way.  He’s pretty much stopped with the “dadadada’s” since then and has gone back to his favorite sound, the “mmmmmmmmmm”.  So we’re working on saying our vowels.  :)  Also, on June 9th, 2012, Knox began sitting up completely unassisted!  Big boy!12.  Tummy time On June 13, 2012, he started doing what I call “motorcycle hands” and the “genie rub”.  Motorcycle hands is where he takes whatever it is he’s holding – my finger, your shirt, a toy, his own arm… whatever – and continually twists it so it looks like he’s revving a motorcycle engine.  Genie rub is where he rubs something side to side, over and over.  (Usually it’s while I’m holding him, and he ends up doing this across my chest, so I’m guessing one of his three wishes is for food…)  Anyway, both of them are pretty funny.    He also has these clear toy balls that have other tiny colored balls inside of them, and now instead of just shaking the balls, he actually twists them slowly so he can watch the inside balls move and hear them rattle.  It’s cute that while he’s twisting the ball with one hand, the hand that’s empty starts twisting too.  :)
14.  Gerber baby Knox His hair is finally getting long enough to do in a mohawk when it’s wet!  17.  First Mohawk
The months are flying by, and we are having so much fun with this boy.  I can’t wait to see what new “tricks” he learns next month!

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