Apologies for my absence, its been a super busy few weeks of hospital appointments, social events and holidaying! I am back and I have plenty of posts in the pipeline for you as well as some vlogs! This post is a little late due to said busy'ness as H is now almost 8 months eeeek!
It's terrifying that in just a few short months our son will be a year old - and hopefully will be able to hear! It still seems like only weeks ago we were sat staring at this little embryo on a screen in front of us!!
As Harry gets older I enjoy him even more but he can also be a lot more difficult now he's stronger and on the move!
Weight: I haven't had Harry weighed in a good few weeks (mummy life is busy whoops) but I know he is definitely putting on a nice amount if weight and hasn't lost his chubby thighs! I'm going with around 19 and a half pounds!
Daily: Harry now stays a wake quite a bit longer than before. He stays awake around 2.5 - 3 hours at a time before he needs to nap. Wake up time is generally 7am and I put him down for a nap by 10am, and lately he has been sleeping until half 11 which is lovely for both him and me! He will have his lunch not long after he wakes and then we have a good few hours of playtime, seeing friends or going out for walks. Teatime is usually half 5 followed by some nappy free time and a bit of rough and tumble with daddy in the living room! We try to bath Harry most nights if we are home so that happens about 6.30 and then it's off to bed!
Likes: My child is a telly addict! Thankfully though we have moved on from Baby TV and we've upgraded to the Disney Channel which I find much more tolerable!! His absolute fave is Doc McStufifns - Scott and I know all the words to the songs! He's also quite partial to a bit of Mickey Mouse!
Harry absolutely loves being frightened! If you jump out at him he will give you the biggest belly laugh, I think we need to get him a jack-in-a-box if they still exist??!
Dislikes: So far I have struggled to get Harry to eat meat. Luckily he loves fish but chicken is just not his favourite!
He absolutely hates having his face cleaned! I think this is quite common with little ones and he screams like it's the end of the world as soon as that wet wipe comes near him! (He does however like to eat wet wipes instead)
Bedtime: Little H is still great at going to sleep at bedtime, I put him down awake and he settles himself within 10 minutes nuzzling right into a stuffed elephant! Since he is much more mobile he has started to sleep on his side instead of just on his tummy and we have even caught him sleeping on his back a few times, which was unheard of a couple of months back!
We still don't often get a whole solid nights sleep with our little rascal, he tends to wake up once or twice in the night for his dummy. We probably don't help ourselves here as we get up and go in to pop it back in his mouth instead of letting him winge it out - he would probably settle himself back to sleep eventually but it's hard when you really just want to go back to sleep as quickly as possible
Eating: We are incredibly lucky as Harry has taken to weaning/food like an absolute dream. He still isn't a huge fan of meat but loves fish, veg, fruit and cheese. He's starting to get a little bored of purees so we are giving finger foods at the same time so he can start getting used to feeding himself. The Boots own brand of baby crisps are a favourite in our house as well as the Ella's Kitchen Puffs and Philadelphia sandwiches!
Clothing: We are very between sizes at the moment and a lot of 3-6 month clothing still fits H, but it really does depend where it's from as he fits into 6-9 months snugly as well! Current fave shops are Next, Gap and H & M Kids. I am loving dungarees and cute shorts right now on Haribo!
Milestones: Harry can just about crawl!! It's terrifying as I now realise I can't just prop him up in front of the telly and leave him whilst I take a quick shower and he most certainly can't be left to roll about on the bed unaided!
He can chew food really well, we can give him little bits of our dinner and he can eat it without choking or gagging
Harry has almost mastered putting his dummy in his mouth - I literally cannot wait for this to be a regular occurrence!
Somehow he has learnt to shake his head as if he's saying "no"! I'm not sure if he knows what he is doing but he seems to do it when he doesn't want to eat what I'm trying to force down him or when that dreaded wet wipe comes near!!
Hearing: You can read all about where we are with Harry's hearing in my precious post but we had our first introductory appointment in Southampton this week so the process to get him the cochlear implant is starting!
What is your 7 month old up to?!