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Zander Turns Seven Months

Height: 28.75"

Weight: 19.25 lbs

Teeth: 0 

Was that really a whole other month that just went by?  It was!  And now Zander is 7 months old.  He is one of the happiest babies you'll ever meet.  When he makes contact with you, he smiles so big he practically jumps out of my arms to get to you.  He loves to squeal with excitement, and we are pretty sure he was yelling for "Momma" the other day (just waiting for it to happen again, haha).  And, he is so, so, so close to crawling, he just needs to figure out what to do with his arms.  

 In this last month, we've done alot of fun things and now that Zander is becoming a little more mobile and able to sit up on his own, he is able to experience it all right with us.  A couple weeks ago, the family decided to take a spur of the moment trip to the zoo.  It was probably the hottest day of the year, but we made due and really had fun.  Zander got to join in the tradition of taking a picture next to the totem poles....

On another family outing, we joined with a few other families and took a ferry across to Coronado Island, played at the beach, then had lunch and headed back.  Before Zander, the baby in the group was sweet little Luna.  She now enjoys being the big girl and playing with Zander, teaching him about the world through her eyes.  It is so precious!

Last week, Enzo and I took Zander to the Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs and play with their interactive displays.  Zander had so much fun moving parts around, checking things out, and learning about San Diego's creatures...

He thought he was really funny when he was petting the skunks, especially because Enzo and I kept telling him just how stinky they really are...

Back at home, Zander has been trying out alot of new and different foods.  Along with whatever baby food I whip up in the blender, he is also trying to feed himself little pieces of food from his tray.  I can't really say he has a favorite pureed food, but he sure has fun making a mess of it...

He seems to have much more interest in feeding himself, but still needs alot of practice getting it from hand to mouth.  It is so tough for me to watch him work so hard to pick something up, then get it all the way up to his mouth, getting so close to landing inside, then it falls to the floor :(  It does get a little better every day, however...

One of his favorite things is to chew on a wet rag after I use it to wipe him up.  I would like to think it is because he is teething, but it has always been something he does and he is still toothless.  The wet rag buys him an extra 10 minutes in the high chair after eating...

Now that Zander is stronger at sitting up, we can plop him on the floor and give him some toys to play with.  It is fun watching him play and observe new things he hasn't seen before...

One of my favorite things about Zander's growth is that he is sleeping really well at night and will actually fall asleep with someone else sometimes.  I think Daddy feels pretty accomplished when he can get Zander to fall asleep calmly in his arms...

Our precious little baby is getting so big way too quickly, but we are doing our very best to cherish every moment we get to experience with him.

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