Hayden is 7 months

Hayden is a sweetheart! He smiles at everyone and gets tickled at our dog, Leland. He has a temper when he doesn’t get his food fast enough, loves to grab his toes and jump up and down. Happy 7 months, Hayden Blaise!

  • Date: September 5th, 2015
  • Height: 28 inches
  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Sleeping Pattern: Hayden wakes up around 6am and is awake for one hour before taking his first one hour nap. Then he stays awake for 2-3 hours and takes a 1-2 hour nap. He is awake for another 3 hours before taking his last 1-2 hour nap. He falls asleep for the night around 8pm and sleeps anywhere from 4-8 hour stretches until his final wake up at 6am. Towards the tail end of this month, he was sleeping all night long. I was the one that would come in to dream feed him in the mornings after 8 hours since the last feeding.
  • Eating Habits: The regular schedule is breastfeeding after every sleep (3 times during the day and 2 times at night), two 4 ounces of baby food during the day and 1-2 four ounce bottles during the evening hours.
  • Development: In addition to flipping from tummy to back, he is almost sitting up on his own! I will sit behind him or make a pillow fort around his back to prevent boo boo’s, but otherwise, he’s doing great!
  • Mischief: He’s learning how to take his pacifier out and put it back in. More often than not he gets mad that it won’t go back in like he wants it to and it ends up on the floor. Silly boy.
  • Cuteness: He throws smiles to anyone who looks his way. Taking him out in public is always a treat and he gets lots of smiles and “he is so cute!”, “those eyes! gorgeous!”.
  • Talking: He’s not so much as talking, but will certainly let us know when he’s hungry or has a diaper. He has quite the temper when he sees a bottle or a spoon and it’s not instantly in his mouth!
  • Favorites: He is still loving his blanket while sleeping. He’ll bring it from his feet up to his face and fall sleep rubbing it on his face. It’s so cute! He is also pretty attached to his pacifier.
  • Firsts: Hayden tried rice crispies for the first time and likes them! The only frustrating thing for him is getting them in his mouth fast enough. Hayden has also added a few foods to the list like peaches (loves!), whole milk yogurt (a fan when mixed with fruit) and green beans, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. We’ve also switched him to a convertible rear facing car seat. He doesn’t like it nearly as much as his infant car seat because it’s not equipped with a toy across it and he often drops the toys I give him.
  • Concerns: He still has crossed eyes when he is tired. We’re going back to the eye doctor in October to see if he has had any improvements or what we can do to help fix it.
  • A Day in the Life: Well, life for Hayden’s sleep just got a little easier with his daddy now working from home, too! He actually gets to take full naps in his crib while I take Liam to/from school and run errands. Hayden will wake up for the day around 6am, breastfeed, play for 1 hour and go back to sleep for 1 hour. He will wake up again, breastfeed, play for 1 hour, solid food, play for 1-2 hours and go back to sleep for 1-2 hours. Again, he will wake up, breastfeed, play for 1 hour, solid food, play for 2-3 hours and go back to sleep for 1 hour. He’ll wake up for a final evening session of breastfeeding, playing and bottle and breastfeeding before bedtime around 8pm. He’ll wake up 1 time throughout the night to feed again.

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