Simon @ 7 Months

posted by Andrea | 10/6/2014

7 months old

7mo.

Simon is 7 months old!

He has been a little fussier lately (probably due to teething) but over-all, still a pretty happy baby.

7 months is when Nora stopped sleeping in her crib completely. She would cry and cry until she threw up EVERY time we put her in her crib. We finally gave in and let her sleep in her carseat for 3 months until we transitioned her into a twin bed at 10 months (yes, you read that right!)

So the other day, when Simon was being fussy and not wanting to nap in his crib, I had just a tiny bit of anxiety wondering, “what if he does the same thing?” But I highly doubt that will happen as he seems to really love his crib.

Simon is still sleeping well at night — going to bed around 6:00 or 6:30 and then waking up around 4:00 or 5:00 to eat. Then he usually goes right back to sleep until about 6:30am when Nora can “finally” go in there and play with him 🙂

In last month’s post, I mentioned that he was SOOOO close to crawling and would probably start any day… and I was right. His army crawling / scootching turned into full-out crawling less then a week after that post.

And he can also sit up on his own now — which makes getting out and about so much easier. He can sit in a shopping cart, sit on the grass, sit on a blanket, sit on the floor, etc. so I don’t need to carry him everywhere or take a stroller along (even though, let’s be honest, I almost always take a stroller along!)

His hair is getting long in the front (totally opposite of Nora’s crazy baby mullet) and I’m just itching to give him a big boy hair cut!

Since he can crawl and sit, he is getting into Nora’s things ALL the time. She has actually handled it relatively well — but it also didn’t take her long before she figured out how to keep things away from him (at least until he can climb the stairs!)

Simon loves people, he loves being outside, he loves his big sister (especially her curly hair), and he loves his mom and dad. It’s extremely easy to get him to smile and laugh… and at other times, he’s so quiet we almost forget he’s around!

Happy 7 months Simon!

7 months old!

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9 comments

  1. Ajla

    10/06/2014

    He is so precious Andrea! Look at those baby blues 🙂

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  2. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    10/06/2014

    Pure preciousness! I can’t believe he is 7 months – time flies, doesn’t it? Love the smile in the striped shirt, the hat in the stroller pic, and those big, blue eyes. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving

    10/06/2014

    Great pictures! I’ve been trying to get a good mirror one like this of Nathan. I’ll keep working on it. I love the one from your family pictures, too! Nora was pretty clever to move her toys to the steps…until he starts climbing those. I’m glad you have such a good sleeper! Nathan goes to sleep around 7:15, and wakes up between 4 and 5 to eat again. Like Simon, he had been going back to sleep until 6 or 7….but this week, he’s decided he wants to stay up after eating! I’m trying to figure out how to break that habit or if it will pass on its own, because I’m not quite ready to start my day at 4:45am! 🙂

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  4. Rose

    10/06/2014

    Sooooooooo gorgeous! Beautiful kids….. Enjoy every single minute…they grow up instantly!

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  5. Deni

    10/06/2014

    You guys are blessed with two adorable kids! Nora’s hair is getting so long, and I love the pic of Simon looking into the mirror!

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  6. Leanne

    10/06/2014

    he was so sweet!!

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  7. Ellen

    10/06/2014

    I love Nora’s way of keeping her things out of Simon’s hands… 😀 It sounds like she really loves being a big sister!

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  8. Paulette

    10/06/2014

    I say it every time I see pics of him…ADORABLE!!

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  9. Kimberley

    10/06/2014

    Adorable! Love those baby blues!!! Your thoughts on how different each one your little ones have been gives me hope that my 2nd will be different on a few things as well. We have struggled with getting him to sleep in his own bed for years and for sanity, have allowed him to sleep with us. This, as I am sure you have read, is a really hard habit to break at this point. We keep telling him that when his little sister is big enough to be in her crib, he will have to sleep in the same room with her to protect her, since he is the big brother…so far he seems excited about this but only time will tell.

    Also, we have struggled with going #2 quite a bit with him. We still have to make this a big deal because he just doesn’t go as often as he should and we still go back to using Miralax to make sure he is staying on a somewhat regular schedule.

    Ready for baby #2 to be here and interested to see how much different they really are!

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