I don't think he's had a well visit since 6 months. We did go in at 7 months for a weight check and he was 15lbs 8oz. I honestly have no idea how he's still so little. He's a bottomless pit!
About 7 months, we pretty much stopped with the baby food and went the baby lead weaning route. That basically means we just give him pretty big chunks of food and let him feed himself. I did it with the other two kiddos as well and it's much easier to just feed him what we are eating then spoon feed him. He's ate a wide variety of foods. Pretty regular foods for him are: peanut butter toast, banana, blueberries, avocado, eggs, yogurt, green beans, cooked carrots, lunch meat, shredded cheese and so much more. He drinks water from a straw sippy cup at meals. At 7 months, it was almost clock work that he'd nurse at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, eat 1-2 meals and take 3 naps.
Now his schedule is more like:
6:15am- wake up and hang with daddy :)
7pm- nurse or bottle and goes to bed
His sleeping is so unpredictable. He'll finally nap 1-2 hours at each nap but he also wakes up 1-2 times at night. Sometimes at 1am, sometimes not till 4am, sometimes twice. I just never know what the nights going to hold. It's frustrating because he was such a good night time sleeper early on but because he's low on his growth chart, I feel like he needs the middle of the night feeding. One feeding anyway, 2 is just ridiculous. I'm just too tired to sleep train (again). One of my favorite things is when we get him out of his crib, he'll wrap his arms around us and rest his chin on our shoulder like he's giving us a big hug. Well played kid, well played.
We're finally starting to get out of the 3-6 month clothes. I think he wears a size 1 shoe but socks and shoes don't stand a chance. He always pulls them off and chews on his socks. His socks are usually soaking wet by the time we get anywhere from him chewing on them in the car. He's in a size 3 diaper.
He's been learning SO many new things. He army crawls (2/20), gets up on all 4's and is making the first steps to crawl, can pull to a stand (2/24) waves (2/14), can go from laying down to sitting up (3/4) and his first word? Dada (3/1). Once he gets the crawling down, I'm certain he'll be walking soon after. He's constantly pulling up on things and always wants to be standing up. I think he hates the car seat so much because he hates sitting still. He has no chill. Always wants to be held but doesn't actually want to sit and hang. He's gotten way better in the car, rarely crying now.
His personality is really developing. He's very chatty in the mornings before his siblings wake up, does a fake laugh when he hears people laugh and has a hilarious new face where he squints his eyes and clinches his fists. He does it more and more the more you laugh. He's generally a happy baby, although he thinks he needs me to hold him anytime he sees me. He gets shy and hides his face when people talk to him but doesn't mind other people holding him, as long as I don't make eye contact with him. Can you tell he's a mommy's boy
Bath time is his favorite. Be basically jumps out of my arms trying to get in there. He also likes going on walks, swinging, cellphones, the remote and watching his brother and sister.
Kai, I'm in denial that your going to be one before long. I'm positive that you know how much your loved because someone is ALWAYS touching or holding you. You will probably never know what personal space is. We just can't help that your so dang cute and love you oh so much.