Simon: 7 months

On the one hand, this past month has been business as usual. Storytime, bathtime, boobtime, playtime, diapertime, rinse and repeat.

But on the other hand: wow.  NO. So much more!

As usual, you’ve been busy, big guy!

Maybe you inherited my compulsion for productivity, or maybe playing with your biggirl friend Ella has just lit a fire under your ass to catch up.  Who knows.

But either way, in this past month you’ve figured out:

~How to fit both feet in your mouth at once (How? Seriously?  And, more importantly:  why?)

~How to stay sitting up for at least a few seconds at a time, especially when there’s a doggy in front of you for motivation

~How to grow one-and-a-half teeth! (the bottom middle pair)

~How to say “bwuh”, “aohhhgga”, and “Guggh”.  I’m sure these mean something very profound in the language of your people.

We got to go on some good adventures this past month, too (and if I ever get my act together, I’ll blog about them).  We went to Florida to hang out with Grandma and Grandpa, and then we went on a hiking adventure at Big Bear.  We wrapped up the month with an outing to Hollywood, and even a trip to the Huntington Library with Mona and Babydave and Tea and Ella!  WOW.

Last week we ordered you your very own high chair, and gave that a whirl.  I think we’ll let you try a little bit of avocado or sweet potato (your first grownup food!) right after we get home from Kansas City next month.  In the meantime, you really enjoy joining us at the table for meals! (and Daddy and I enjoy not having to trade off eating because we’re holding you)

It seems like every morning you wake up a whole different baby, one with more and more ideas and more ambitions.  Luckily for you, the skills to fulfill those never lag far behind.  It’s pretty gosh darn awesome.

Can I mention one tiny thing, though?

If possible, could you please try and think about sleeping without a boob in your mouth?  Maybe just once in a while?  It’s hard for Mama to knit when I’m also playing human pacifier…

But that’s my only quarrel.  You are a truly exceptional baby, in every way imaginable.  You are adorable and wonderful and perfect and I have SO MUCH FUN with you every day.  The past 7 months have been awesome, and I can’t wait for the next 7. And the next after that.  And after that.

Now I’m gonna go eat your beebee toes,


The end.

I couldn’t resist.

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5 responses to “Simon: 7 months

  1. He’s so handsome! I especially like the second-to-last photo. He looks like what you just said was pretty hilarious.

  2. BABY LEVIS!!!!(!!)!

  3. Love this. Glad you are all enjoying the journey so much.

  4. He just keeps getting more adorable!

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