At 7 months old he is weighing in around 17 pounds. He is packing on the pounds as he eats a TON! I'm still nursing him about every 3 to 4 hours during the day (about 5 to 7 times a day, usually 4:30, 7:30, 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30) plus he often needs a few more ounces of formula when we are finished. Oh, and he just holds his own bottle like it's no big deal. In fact he doesn't like it when I try to help him, he prefers that I just leave him on the floor doing his own thing, drinking his bottle. So grown up! Additionally, he is eating 2 "real meals" a day with cereal and fruits or veggies (he now enjoys peas, carrots, squash, sweet potato, peaches, pears, bananas, avocados, and a few other fruits that are blended into the baby jars). He inhales the food we give him and is hilarious with the little puffs (that we split in half for him) cause he gathers them all up with his drool covered hand and shoves them all in at once and starts moaning for more. We are working on teaching him the sign language for "more please". He also loves to eat bananas and avocados from the little mesh feeders. When he is done he starts to play the "uh-oh" game by dropping it off the side of his high chair.
In his 7th month he started to sit very well completely independently. But when he is not sitting his is MOVING! To get from a sitting position to the rolling position he willingly face plants into the floor. Doesn't fuss at all. He rolls in every direction, pivots and rolls some more to reach anything he wants to. When he needs to move forward he does so quite efficiently with his patented back scoot. It's part hilarious and part concerning to me that he will not ever crawl properly or that he'll have some major neck and back issues later in life. I really hope he decides to crawl like a normal baby soon.
Still no teeth to speak of but he really acts like he's teething. The drool is pouring out of him and he aggressively rubs everything on his gum. And he is waking up in the middle of the night. BOOO! He teased us last month by having a few nights of continuous sleep but is now back to the once (sometimes twice) wake up. He had a few TERRIBLE nights where we were up with him almost every hour. He was also very congested---poor guy! It was his first real cold/cough and we were all miserable because of it. Luckily he seems to be back to his normal self.
He continues to light up a room with his gummy grin and happy squinty eyes and I LOVE hearing his giggles. He likes to say DADADADA or BABABABA, but I know he really means MAMA. We are so blessed. Happy 7 month birthday little man!