Wednesday 25 September 2013

7 Months In

Archie is now 7 months old and despite him having come so far from that precious newborn he was only a few short months ago, he still seems so little.  This month has seen the 9-12 month clothes start to come out of hiding and many are a comfortable fit on him.  As Dylan was so much bigger, his 9-12 clothing is the right season (even though hDylan was only born in the August), which is making things much easier and cheaper.

7 month old, 7 months baby boy, baby boy in dungarees, the mummy adventure

Archie is now having three meals a day and we are almost exclusively baby led weaning.  I do still have puree in the house for those days when I am too lazy to cook anything nutritional for him but he is generally eating the same as we are and is much happier for it.  This month he has been loving the introduction of meat and fish, and his favourite foods seem to be pasta in tomato sauce and sweet potato.  

Archie is also having water from a beaker quite happily now, although he has decided that he is not so keen on the milk.  I attended the MAD blog awards last week and Archie refused to drink milk from a bottle during my absense, making leaving him very hard work at the moment.  We are going to attempt it soon from a beaker or cup and see if he will be happier with that.

Sleep has been all over the place and after getting into a brilliant routine with just a 4am wake up, we regressed to feeds every 3/4 hours through the night.  I am hoping it was just a growth spurt as the last couple of nights have been much better, but he has been waking up ready for the day at 5:30 some days and I am not budging from my viewpoint that this is, in fact, the middle of the night still.  At this age, Dylan was happily sleeping 14 hours through the night without a feed so I am finding it difficult still being up so much with Archie.

Dylan and Archie are still getting on so well, and Dylan is desperate for Archie to play with him.  He will often turn down all of his toys, insisting that he only wants to play with Bubba, and he will spend the afternoon giving Archie toys and over enthusiastic cuddles.  Archie is desperate to be on the move and follow Dylan as well and I can't wait to see where they are at in a couple of months.

Archie is still rolling all over the place and would be out the door and across the road given half a chance.  He is really trying to move but so far no crawling (thank goodness).  He certainly won't be still sat immobile on his first birthday like his big brother though!  Archie's favourite pastime at the moment is definitely bouncing and you will mostly find him in the Jumperoo.  He won't stay still (which is making getting a good photo of him on my camera phone very difficult!)

7 months in to life as a family of four, and new adventures are about to begin once the littlest gets more mobile


  1. Aww he's such a cutie, and so long! My Elma is a little smaller than her sister was so despite there only being two and a bit months between their birthdays we're a full six months out on clothes. I keep unpacking all these pretty summer dresses at the moment and investing in huge quantities of tights! You're so lucky to have the same clothes work the second time around!

  2. My Alice is 18 months and we start our day at 5.30am! Luckily she is old enough to be able to amuse herself in the cot for half an hour or so. But if you find out how to stop the early morning wake ups, do let me know! lol
    Your family is just adorable and I'm so happy to have found your little place on the internet! xx

  3. He's absolutely gorgeous, Bex. I love his little grin and his cute blond hair. CK refused a bottle and when straight to a cup. No one could get him to drink out of one. And he'd only have cold milk if I wasn't there to breastfeed. They have such little quirks, don't they :-)

  4. That first photo of him is absolutely adorable! I can't believe these babies are seven months! x

  5. Gorgeous pics! My youngest is 7.5 months and sounds almost exactly the same in many respects, including the sleep - yawn!!

    He is so nearly there with the crawling, i was also really dreading it this time around but he is so frustrated with not being able to work out how to do it that now i just wish he would get a bloody move on lol :)

    Lovely that your boys get on so well too - my eldest still mainly just ignores his bro!

  6. He is so adorable. My little boy is 5 months and I'm just starting out with weaning.. it's all completely new and I need to do lots of research into it. It's interesting to read this and see the difference between a 5 and 7 month old. :)

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