Tuggy has had a lot of progress in the last month. He is growing super fast. He now is able to pull himself up without help and hold on to things. He does pull himself every now and then to the other side of the playpen … but he uses a lot of caution. He is starting to play with the idea of eating finger foods. I have gotten him some snacks, which he can hold with between his finger and his thumb…. but he doesnt quite know how to make it into his mouth all the time without dropping it. Lol. This is only with the tiny things of course, if you give him a big chunk of apple or a an unpeeled fruit that seems too large for his tiny little hands, he figures out a way to push it in his mouth. He “munches” on apple…. sucking and gumming whatever juice he can from it. He drinks better from his sippy cups, but often prefers to drink straight out of a regular cup or a bottle because it comes out as fast as he wants it. He eats bits and pieces of soft veggies and gets a little taste of steamed rice every now and then when he just HAS to get a taste of what I am eating. He is eating all of stage 2 baby foods and some of stage 3 … but he doesnt like the cat food smelling turkey or any of the meats. He prefers to have the real thing (broth).
He is not crawling yet… but oh boy does he try. In the meanwhile, he rolls, backs up, or bursts forward on all fours. Whatever it takes he does it all to get whatever he wants, except crawl. Lol. He got a little sick this week, so he has been a little fussy at night, and is prefering to sleep in the bed with mommy. I dont really know how he is going to get used to go back to his crib since he has slept in it since month 1!
The best thing about being 7 months, is that he picks his own toys. His face, his voice, his giggles will tell me which toys he loves and which ones arent that interesting in the store! Sign of the times to come…. but at least I dont buy toys that he isn’t going to love at home. Sadly, he has outgrown his jumperoo but its smooth gliding all over the floor in his walker, getting into whatever trouble he possibly can already. Can’t wait til next month!!!