Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Well- our little boy is officially 7 months old! It's soo hard for me to believe that seven months have passed since we first held our precious little Evan in our arms for the first time.... He's such an amazing blessing and we thank God each and every day for his little life.... I can't wait to see what amazing things God has planned for him in the months and years to come.... Evan has reached quite a few milestones in the past month.... Here are a few facts about our little guy:

-He is now rolling all over the place.. He's now mastered rolling both ways and is just starting to really figure out that he can roll to get to toys and stuffed animals that are out of his reach... Before this last month, he never really had the desire to reach toys out of his reach- but now he is starting to really reach and grab for EVERYTHING- including hair, glasses, and anything else that he shouldn't have!!
-He's eating all kinds of baby food (fruits, vegetables, and meats)... We haven't found anything he absolutely refuses to eat yet although he's not a big green bean fan. He loves all kinds of fruit, but we've discovered that he's a "Baker Boy" for sure- he loves apples the best!
-He has now figured out how to take out his pacifier and put it back in his mouth by himself... He's even grabbed it by himself when it's in his crib or on a blanket and put it in his mouth by himself!
-He's great at sitting up all by himself now and hardly ever topples over anymore.. He loves to stand up too (with our support of course)...
-He still loves sitting in his Bumbo seat and watching his Praise Baby DVDs....
-He's also gotten into a much better napping routine lately.. Some of you may know that we struggled with getting him to nap during the day several months ago, but now he takes a short morning nap and longer afternoon nap almost every day... And most days he doesn't even cry when we lay him down....
-He's officially sleeping around 11 hours every night now.. I didn't think we'd ever reach that point. We put him to bed around 8:00 and he usually sleeps until about 7:00 or 7:30 in the morning! It's been great for me to get a good night of sleep- I feel like a much better mommy during the day when I've had good sleep!!!

We can't wait to see what the next month will bring... Hopefully much nicer weather so that we can play outside and take walks around town with the stroller.... Here are the monthly crib pictures...
It's almost like he knows what we're doing now... He just sits right up there and smiles when I tell him to!
As you can see, the pictures are becoming a little more challenging.... He kept grabbing the elephant and wanting to play with him!
And then he grabbed the paper and it was all over! It ended up being a crumpled up mess :)
Aunt Laura went shopping yesterday and as you can see she found some pretty cool shades for the little man and couldn't resist... He's all ready for some sunshine!!
I wanted to try on some of his summery clothes and see if he would even be able to wear them since he's such a big boy... It better get pretty warm quick or he's going to be too big for some of his summer clothes! He's already wearing some 18 month clothes, but he still fits into most of his 12 month clothes... I can't wait for warmer weather when we don't have to bundle him all up just to go anywhere! I love seeing all of his rolls on his arms and legs when they're not covered up by long-sleeved shirts and pants...


  1. I just love that little man!

    Grammy Beth

  2. Ah - the sleeping through the night milestone... that's such a relief! I felt the same way when Eli started sleeping through for 10-11 hours at a time. I felt so much more energized and able to interact with him better. It is neat to hear of Evan's milestones and remember back to when Eli did those things... I am living vicariously through you :)
    Enjoy these moments!

  3. He is a handsome little man. I bet the grandparents love to squeeze him to pieces!