On June 16, Nathan turned seven months old! He continues to be a happy baby, eagerly flapping his arms when he sees something or someone he loves!
His favorite toy of the month was the exersaucer, which we just recently got down from the attic. He's happy for twenty minutes at a time in there, exploring all of the toys that are attached.
Nathan can sit up really well on his own. He also loves being held in a standing position on someone's lap, facing out so he can see the action. He can roll across the room to items that he wants.
He has sampled a variety of new foods this month -- rice cereal, oatmeal, carrots, peas, applesauce, etc. He will eat a few bites of what we're serving him but doesn't seem to love anything.
Nathan takes three naps most days and is napping more often in his Pack and Play and less often in his swing. His bedtime is getting earlier, too -- closer to 9 or 9:30 most nights!
Nathan is getting more vocal, babbling repeated sounds like "ba ba ba."
This month included a few firsts. ... Nathan had his first time in the church nursery while Momma was teaching Vacation Bible School. (He did well overall, though he did even better when Uncle Jason and Aunt Amy watched him during Daddy and Momma's anniversary dinner. :)) He also had his first mini-swimming lesson with Ms. Amber. (He didn't like it much at all, even though he generally really loves water, pools, and bath time. He has extra room to splash now that he's graduated into the big bathtub as well!)
Some of Nathan's favorites include balls (especially throwing them!), playing with crinkly water bottles, and "helping" with the laundry (especially tapping on the dryer door).
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