Wednesday, November 9, 2016

7 Month Baby Update

On Saturday, Brayden hit the 7 month mark! He's such a happy baby and sure fills our lives with so much joy! We just love being his parents! :)


Clothing: 6 Months and 6-9 Months
Diapers: Size 3
Nicknames: Sugar, Sweet Boy, Cowboy, Bray-Monster, My Squishy

Weight: 19.11 lbs
Height: 28 inches
Yes, he's in the 95th percentile for both height and weight. :)


  • FOOD, especially sweet potatoes and carrots and green peas!
  • His jumper
  • Rolling around on the floor
  • Pixie and Madalynn (his fur sisters)
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Sitting up like a big boy 
  • Walking outside
  • Smiling and Laughing

    • Loud noises - holy cow you would think the world was coming to an end!
    • Being confined and not able to move around
    • Laying flat - he would much rather sit up or roll around 
    • Afternoon naps

    In last month's update, I mentioned that Brayden had recently started rolling from back to front. Now, that baby doesn't stay still! He will roll ALL over the place if you let him! Thankfully, he's content in rolling around on the floor which comes in handy while trying to fold clothes or put things away in his room. He's also sitting up on his own! He loves to sit and play with toys, especially his light up worm. It makes me laugh because that toy was initially meant to promote tummy time but now it's serving two purposes. I love it!

    Throughout this past month, he's remained with only his two bottom teeth (as he's had since 4 1/2 months old) - although I think his 2 top teeth won't be far behind.

    Food wise, he's been introduced to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables including green beans, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, green peas, carrots, bananas, and apples. His favorites have been green peas, sweet potatoes, and carrots. He gets SO excited when he sees the little blue container of food!

    We began giving him puff treats this past month and he quickly figured out how to grasp them and get them into his mouth. Even if one gets lost in his fingers, he uses his other hand to "assist" the puff into his mouth. It's rather funny to watch!

    This past month, we began using the BOB and Brayden loves going out with me to run! I'm so happy too because I can get a bit more mileage in with him in the BOB vs walking in the stroller. I love it!! He almost always falls asleep, too!

    If you get too close with your hair, he will definitely pull it. He also likes to pull your face to his. It's so cute - I assume he's trying to give "kisses"? We aren't too sure on that one...

    Brayden LOVES the puppy dogs! He loves to watch them walk around and anytime they come nearby, his attention is completely focused on them. I have a feeling that him and Madalynn are going to be good pals. :)

     Sleep for Brayden has been about the same - he will go about 60% of the week sleeping all night long. The remainder of the time, he will wake about once per night - sometimes for a pacifier only and sometimes for a bottle. A lot of the time, it depends on the amount of ounces he ate during the day (how hungry he is in the middle of the night) and when his last nap took place. We started not letting him take his third nap of the day if he hasn't fallen asleep by a certain time - otherwise, he has trouble sleeping that night.

    He will practically smile at anything - if you smile at him, he will usually smile back at you. Various phrases and songs make him so happy! He loves to laugh as well and we enjoy finding ways to make him giggle! Two of my favorite times with him are in the morning when  he wakes up and in the afternoon when I return home from work. He's so happy to see me both times and I love his responsiveness to seeing me!

    Over the past month, he celebrated his first Halloween! We went to the pumpkin patch for pictures and he dressed up as Stitch for a local Fall fest. 

    Also, I entered Brayden into the Gerber Baby Photo Contest. I mean, I just couldn't help it! If you have a free moment, would you please vote for him? You can also vote once per day throughout the month of November! :) Thank you!!

    It's been another fun month! I love seeing him continue to grow, develop, and change as time goes on. There are times I miss my sweet little tiny newborn, but this phase has been a lot of fun for both Jason and I! We just love our little squishy happy baby!

    Thanks for following along with our lives!


    1. How do you get him to eat the peas? My parents never could... still don't.

    2. He is so cute in his halloween outfits! Can't believe he's getting so big.

    3. I love these monthly updates. I love how much he loves the puppies. So cute!


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