Thursday, October 20, 2011


Over the past couple of weeks Brad and I can tell a huge difference in the sounds Cooper makes. It really seems like he's trying to actually "talk".  He's got the "dada" mastered (even though he doesn't associate that with Brad yet).  So of course I've really been trying to get him to do "mama".  Here's his version of "mama"....or at least I like to think that's what he's saying!  He started this yesterday, and the face he makes is just hilarious.  It's even funnier in person!  I just love how much personality this little boy has! :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

7 months

Yes you heard that right! Our little baby boy is 7 months old (actually 7 months and 9 days old now).  I'm not sure how time has gone by so fast the past 7 months, but I feel like every month goes faster and faster.  I know I've said it before, but Cooper is at such a fun age.  He notices everything, wants to play with everything, puts everything in his mouth, eats anything and everything, smiles and laughs at everything, and is still the best little boy ever! 

We had a great time taking his 7 month pictures.  Cooper still loves the trees and leaves, so I figured that he would love to go play in the few leaves that had fallen at the time.  He LOVED the leaves and LOVED trying to eat them over and over again!

Attempt # 1 at eating a leaf


Attempt # 2

Yuck again!

Attempt #3...still not good!

At 7 months Cooper:
  • Weighs about 19.6 pounds and is 27 3/4 in. long according to our measurements.
  • Still wears 6-9 month or just 9 month clothes.
  • Still wears 12 month PJs and is busting out of some of the footed PJs.
  • Still wears size 3 diapers.
  • Still has no teeth.
  • Doesn't crawl but wants to very badly.  He rolls everywhere to get things he wants, and he gets mad because he can't crawl or walk.
  • Has to constantly be doing something.  The kid doesn't sit still unless he's sleeping.
  • Loves watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (definitely his favorite show).  I've started just singing the song, and he will look at the TV and wait for it to come on.
  • Has gone from screaming all the time to more of a babble or talk. 
  • Takes 5 bottles a day (usually around 6 oz. each but sometimes doesn't finish them).
  • Eats any solids you give him.  I don't think he has a favorite anymore...he loves it all!
  • Has been practicing drinking water out of a sippy cup.  He would rather chew on it though.
  • Has started eating puffs and Baby Mum Mums.  He's finally starting to get the hang of it!
  • Sleeps from about 8:45-6:45 on an average day.
  • Still loves to jump and look at himself in the mirror.
  • Loves to stare at Bailey and try to pet/grab her.