Well sweet boy, your seven month “birthday” rolled around and it was overshadowed by the fact that you got a double ear infection (which has taken us over a week to recover from). I’m so sorry you were in so much pain…but don’t worry, your daddy and I lost just as much sleep as you did, trying to make you comfortable.
You had your first Halloween and now your first Thanksgiving in the last month. You dressed up as Captain Hook and Harry was Peter Pan. It was so adorable (especially the mischievous little mustache that I drew on with my eyeliner pen)! You roll both ways and can now sit like a champ. You also just started pushing up onto your knees…just barely (and only for a split second) but I have a feeling that you’ll be crawling around by your brother’s birthday, and maybe even by Christmas.
You LOVE to eat carrots and seem to enjoy the orange vegetables the most (squash and sweet potatoes) but still don’t really like any of the fruit you’ve tried. I think more than anything, you want to eat the food we are eating. Maybe in the next month we can try some of the little puffs. I’m just not sure you’re ready to eat anything semi-solid without gagging (you gag when I make the baby puree a little thicker).
Aside from the ear infections, you continue to be such a happy and content boy! You can now clap your hands together and love to play patty-cake. You also like to strum your fingers on your lips and make humming sounds.
Harry is still your favorite person to watch…but you certainly love your Daddy and I. We take a lot of delight in making you laugh, especially when you’re sitting in your high chair and we are all gathered around in the kitchen. You also have quite a bit of fun with your grandparents – especially when your papas toss you around and tickle you.
This month you have started accompanying me 2-3 mornings a week to Daddy’s gym. I’ve decided to start lifting weights to get strong and stay healthy as we get older and have to keep up with you and Harry. It’s been fun and aside from a few tears at the end of the workouts (when you’re tired and ready for a nap) you really enjoy watching everyone working out. I think they all enjoy having you there too, especially now that you can clap and squeal with delight. It’s like you’re cheering everyone on.
We love you endlessly Mr. Bellis. Your smile (with those four bottom teeth) is infectious and brings us all so much joy. Our family wouldn’t be the same without you. You truly are a blessing and undeserved gift from God our Father. Thanks for being you. Just keep on growing, but not too fast because part of me wants you to stay my baby forever ;)
Love always and forever,