okay..... it is.
he's getting so big (well, he's really just a squirt, but he seems big to me!) He's eating avocado, brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and peas. He can sit by himself, roll over any which way he wants to, (usually onto his tummy, which he seems to prefer.) He scoots around the kitchen floor (carpet is still a challenge,) and he LOVES the johnny jumper. He wants to stand all day, and will pull himself up from sitting if you hold his hands. He never stops moving- except for when he's asleep. When we wear him in the moby his feet continually kick. I love it! He still coos and squeals a bunch, and lately sticks his tongue out and says "da da da da da da." His laughter is so contagious- he makes strangers smile everywhere he goes. One of my favorite things to do with him is take him to Costco- all the old people love to stop and talk to him and smile at him and grab his feet- and he's so polite and plays along! Oh, Momma's pride and joy.
On a less (much less) "momma's joy" note- he's just about weaned himself, little stinker. At his 6 month appointment he'd dropped down to the 3rd percentile in weight (doc still says he's fine and stop worrying!) but said I should offer a bottle after nursing just to see how much more he'd drink. Well, a few days of that and he decided that bottles are SO great (still breast milk) that he could do away with the boob all together. He'll still nurse in the middle of the night, because he's too sleepy to notice. haha. That's the only time he'll let me hold and cuddle him too, so go figure! So now I'm pumping every 2-3 hours and just giving him bottles during the day, because the battle to nurse was breaking my heart. (For a few days, he would scream and cry real tears every time I'd put him to breast! On the other hand, when he sees a bottle, he smiles and reaches out and kicks his feet. Stinker.) It's not a supply issue, because I pump the same or more ounces than he's drinking. He's just letting me know he's a big boy, I guess! Wont be the last time.... I'm sure! I'm going to give it my best to keep this up for another 6 months because I know that breast milk is absolutely the best thing for him. So- got any good books you want to lend me? I'll be having plenty of time to sit and read- (15 minutes out of every 2-3 hours, to be exact!) hahaha