A letter to Cole – 7 months

Dear Cole,

Seven months have flown by and you are growing so fast right before our eyes.  You were 5 pounds 5 ounces when you were born and at your 6 month check up you were up to 16 pounds 12 ounces!  You went from being in the first percentile to the 30th percentile in just a half a year.

We have gotten to spend every day of your life together and I’m so thankful to your Dad for that.  I’ve enjoyed being present for all of your milestones and firsts, and learning first hand what makes you happy, relaxed, and even sad.  When you were a newborn you loved to sleep in two places.  On Mama and in your swing.  You loved your Fisher Price Zen swing, especially when we turned on the nature sounds.  The swing is also where Mima introduced you to your Aiden and Anais security blankets.  She would put it over your eyes and you would snuggle into it to help soothe you to sleep.  You still sleep with one every night in your crib.

Some other places you’ve enjoyed spending time when we are at home are your blue chair, your exersaucer, and your jumper.  You have always been such a fun baby and you want to play all the time! Now that you have started to crawl you are all over the place.  The items that motivate you to move the fastest are Mama’s phone, the green light-up frog, and books.

You want to play so much that it was a challenge to get you on a good nap schedule.  But you have been doing so well the past couple of weeks.  Right now you are napping for about 1 hour in the morning and 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon.  I’m so proud of the good sleeper you have become!  You sleep on your stomach every night with your little bum sticking up in the air and your hands tucked underneath your stomach.  Dad and I love to watch you sleep.

You smile all the time when you are with people you know.  When a stranger is around, or we are some place you aren’t familiar with, you are more observant.  Eventually you will warm up and the smile and dimples come back.  Lately you’ve been smiling so hard that it makes you scrunch your nose and squint your eyes.  You love to laugh.  Especially when Daddy has you up in the air.  Sometimes for no reason at all!  People stop me on the street so they can comment on how beautiful your eyes are.  And they are the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen.

Being on your back for too long makes you feel agitated, so you get plenty of tummy time.  When you are tired or upset we give you your binky and take you on walks.  You love to take long walks in the stroller.  I think it’s because you like to look at everything around you, and you love to be outside.  You are much happier when we are out running errands or at the park than when we are stuck inside all day! I love you for that.

Your favorite book is The Very Lonely Firefly, but you seem to like to stick Goodnight Moon in your mouth when you are playing.  Daddy gives you a bath every night before bed and you love it.  Usually you kick your legs and splash water at him.  I sing to you all the time.  I’m excited for when you will sing with me!  I also love to dance with you when a good song comes on. You are starting to become a chatter box like your mom! You love to say “Dada” “Hi” and “Yeah” in this deep, raspy voice.

Daddy and I are so proud of you.  We love watching you reach every milestone and seeing your personality come to life!  You are the light of our life and your bright energy is contagious to anyone who is around you.  We love you, Cole 🙂

Love, Mama

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