Tuesday, February 23, 2010

7 months.. a bit late!

Van is going to be 8 months in a few weeks and I figured I'd better get his 7 month update on here before then!

This last month has been one full of changes- probably more than any other so far.

He is officially crawling and is FAST! He chases Pilot and can get anywhere he wants to go. He is no longer limited to one room, but will crawl all over the house.

A few days after Van turned 6 months old, he started to pull himself up to a standing position on his own. It took only a day or two and then he started pulling himself up on EVERYTHING! We lowered his crib to the lowest setting because he also loves to climb. It is so much fun to go into his room to get him in the morning or after naps and see him standing there waiting for us. The only problem is that now when he wakes up, he automatically stands up and won't fall back to sleep!

A few days after Van learned to pull himself up, he started to cruise around the furniture. He can go from ottoman to ottoman to the couch and back again with ease.

Van has been skipping his third nap most days and has gone a few nights without the dream feed. His sleeping at night started to be a bit inconsistent since he wanted to practice standing and crawling in the middle of the night instead of sleeping. He also had a cold this month which didn't help matters.

Van doesn't really "talk" much and mostly just squeals and laughs, but he did start saying "Ma" this month. Most of the time he only says it when he is crying or wants to be held, but every once in a while he looks directly at me and says "Ma" or "Mama". It is cute to hear him start putting together sounds that are closer to words. I can't wait until he truly means what he is saying.

Our kiddo is definitely an explorer. He is always go-go-go and doesn't slow down! We love you and your adventurous spirit, Van!

Attack the Teddy Bear!

Standing on the couch!

7 months old :)

Places to go... I'm outa here!


The Cutter Family said...

He is so cute, Jen!!! I was looking at the picture of him sitting with the teddy bear and I noticed how fat his feet are!! haha I love that! Gabe's feet are like that ... I have to buy velcro-only shoes because his feet are too fat to fit into shoes with laces! I LOVE IT!!! He's such a sweetie!!!!!

Jim and Jolene said...

You are "VANtastic" sweet Van!