Thursday, February 11, 2010

Seven Months!

Today the wee chicken and the big bear turn seven months old!  And what feats have they undertaken?  A list:
  • They can sit totally unsupported (still with pillows around them to break their occasional falls).
  • They can get themselves into a sitting position from lying on an incline (like in a boppy).
  • They have recently started babbling, a lot.  Elliot loves his "b" sounds "bwah, bwah, bwah".  They both have "p" sounds too.  We're working on "m".
  • Leah is getting closer to crawling every day.  She can get up on her hands and knees whenever she wants and has begun to rock in an attempt to make forward progress.  Backwards progress generally results, but hey, progress nonetheless.  Elliot is close behind, but still does the swimming on dry land motion when he's trying to move. 
  • They are focusing on individual toys and are really playing with them how they are meant to be played with (Leah has been doing this for some time). 
  • They have some success with sippy cups (when the stars are perfectly aligned).
They have become quite the squirmy little babies.  I have to pin Elliot down to get him in his PJs at night.  I distract Leah by giving her a toy.  They really don't like being immobilized though and will contort themselves to roll under any circumstances. 

So we have two awesome little seven monthers now.  When I think about all the awesomeness that is to come as Leah and Elliot continue to grow and learn and gain new skills, my head hurts (in a good way).  It's almost too much to think about.  I can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. I saw your blog on the MMOTA blog list, and thought I'd check it out. Your post definitely takes me back to those infant days and all the amazing milestones. And you're right, there's so much more to come!