Curly is 7 months old today. I can’t even begin to articulate in writing how time is speeding. o-3 months dragged on and on. 3 and 4 started to build the speed and now time is racing by. We’re powerless to stop it and it’s all we can do to mark the milestones as they pass and soak up as many moments as we can. We were updating the baby book this weekend and are amazed at how few “firsts” are left.
Month 6 brought the first teeth, crawling, sitting unassisted, and independent self feeding (turkey! pear slices! fingerling potato! steamed carrots! red bell pepper!). I forsee the development of his pincer grasp very shortly. We retired the infant car seat and installed the convertible one that should last for a few years. We bought 9-12 month footed sleepers that were a little big at first, but are now getting too short. We are anxiously waiting for more advancement in verbal and communication areas.
December should fly by as well. We’ve got Hanukkah coming up and have already bought and used Curly’s big gift. It’s a schmancy 3 wheeled jogging style stroller. Air-filled tires, shocks, fully reclining seat. We got a really good deal on it, but still….. we’ve become THOSE PEOPLE. You know, the ones that we used to sneer at with the giant stroller who take forever in the parking lot and slow down the foot traffic at the mall and take up the whole city sidewalk. Ok, maybe not quite that bad. I’d NEVER use the thing at the mall, it’s too crowded. But you see, Curly is BIG. And Strawberry and I are not. And very soon (certainly by the time warm weather rolls around again) we won’t be up to carrying him or wearing him all the time. We have a lovely little orange umbrella stroller, but somehow we were fooled into thinking it’s not enough. Baby needs to go off-roading apparently.
So there you have a picture of Curly in a hand me down outfit that he wore ONCE. It was in the bottom drawer waiting to be cycled into rotation when it fit and by the time we rotated it, it was too short in the legs. Not pictured is the matching hat and the adorable plaid lining in the hem of the overalls (visible when cuffed). I have a vision of giant sneakers in the not-so-distant future.