Hello Sweet Cheer: January 2017


Titus Matthew | 7 months

A G E: 7 months!

W E I G H T: As of December 30th, 17 pounds 13 ounces (48th percentile)

L E N G T H: 27 inches (52nd percentile)

S I Z E: He is still wear size 3 diapers! Most recently I bought a bit smaller package of diapers because I'm starting to feel like he might be moving up to 4's in the next few weeks. He still wears a good mix of 6-9M and 9-12M all dependent upon brand and fit.

E Y E S & H A I R: Dark brown!

S L E E P I N G: His bedtime routine is the same, it's been working great since he was about 3 months old. Everything starts about 6:30/6:45pm. We give him a bath, lotion up, jammies, comb hair and read a book. Then he has his last feeding (a bottle of formula). He falls asleep on his own by about 7pm. He consistency sleeps 7pm - 5am. I nurse him at 5am and then he goes back to sleep until anywhere between 7am and 9am!

As far as naps, he is getting into a much more consistent schedule. He naps twice a day. His morning nap is usually around 10/11am and he sleeps about an hour. Then his afternoon nap is around 2/3pm and he sleeps anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half.

E A T I N G: I'm still nursing about 3 times a day. He eats at 5am and that's his longest feeding from me for the entire day. Otherwise, I nurse him twice more throughout the day, basically at "snack" times. Then he gets formula before bed, which is consistently an 8 ounce bottle. As far as solids, Titus eats anything that's soft! I feed him Stage 3 baby food, oatmeal, applesauce, bread, potatoes, pasta, green beans, bananas, avocado, meatballs, carrots.... anything he can chew up with his gums and two teeth!

M I L E S T O N E S:
-Titus sits up really well, completely unassisted.
-Experienced his very first Christmas!
-Still loves to stand while holding my fingers.
-Has become the HAPPIEST baby. He is constantly screaming and giggling!
-Still very wary of strangers nowadays - usually just stares at them with a blank face.
-Still loves mama and daddy to hold and play with him - and mama and daddy love it too!
-He definitely notices when someone leaves the room. If he's playing and he sees me (or daddy) walk away, he fusses.
-When you walk to pick him up, he puts his arms out because he knows exactly what's about to happen!

O U T I N G S: Nothing new this month! He goes everywhere with mama during the day and still all the normal weekly outings - i.e. church on Sundays, grocery shopping, errands, walking the mall, etc.

F A V  T O Y S/A C T I V I T I E S: He plays on the floor a lot, loves his exersaucer and jumper (obsessed with bouncing), loves sitting up with toys in front of him! He got some really fun new toys for Christmas that he is thoroughly enjoying!

W O R D S/S O U N D S: Lots and lots of sounds! Giggles, high pitched squeals, screams, coos, cries...he does it all! Expect speak of course ;)

N I C K N A M E S: Titus boy, Love bug, Titus Almightus, Sweet boy, Tighter, Tighter Almighty, Duke, Dukers, Buck, Bucky, Buckysmith, Silly goosey bug, mama's mini me (trust me people, he looks way more like me than his dad. Saying he's identical to Ryan is totally taking the easy way out!)

F U N N Y  M O M E N T S: Belly tickles! He giggles and laughs SO hard when we play with him and tickle his tummy!


"Over it, Mom....!"

And here's a round up of photos from the last month!

He sleeps on his side every night and at nap time, it's the sweetest thing! He was already waking up in this picture but I just had to try to capture it!

This has been such a sweet month! He is at a really fun age now and we are just enjoying each day!

xoxo || mere