March 28, 2013

Kase - 7 Months

Dear Kase,

I feel like I just wrote your six month post.  Oh, that's right, I did.  Oops.  I promise to try to be better about keeping up with these.  I know you don't mind though!

Well, you have your first ear infection.  It is my first too because your sister has never had one.  I hope it's our last too!  Even though the doctor said your ear looked terrible, you have still been so happy during the days.  Yes, your nights have been pretty rough, but you are still your happy self for the most part.  Plus you have a new tooth cutting through on the top.  You are one tough cookie!

Just in the week or two since I posted your six month update, I feel like you have grown up so much.  You are really started to interact and play with your toys.  It's so much fun to watch!

I hope we can get you feeling better and eating better really soon.  We want to take you up to see your grandparents and great grandparents on Saturday, but we can only do that if you're healthy.  They miss you so much so it will be so good for them to get to see you and Kyla and for you guys to get to see them too!

I love you so much little man.  Your sweet smile melts my heart.

Love, Mommy

(as of 3/11/13)
Weight: 22 lb 6 oz (99.52%)
Height: 28.75" (99.79%)
Head: 46.5 cm (100%)
Diaper SizeSize 4
Clothes Size: 18 months
Shoe Size: Not really sure
Eye ColorBlue
Hair Color: My little blondie
Teeth:  Two bottom ones and two coming in on the top
Next Doctor Appointment: May 28th (9 month checkup)

Mr. Serious watching the basketball games
You are going to bed around 8:30.  The last two weeks or so you have been waking up between 11:00 and 1:00 and then about every hour after that.  Well, knowing now that you have an ear infection, I guess that explains your discomfort at night.  I'm sorry buddy.  I don't know how long you've had it, but I'm hoping not too long.  I'm glad I took you to the doctor for you eating issues and that she checked your ears too.

You are napping quite a bit during the day still.  You usually take a nap in the morning for an hour or so, a good one for a couple hours in the afternoon while Kyla naps, and then you usually need a little cat nap around 5:00.  You nap in your crib except for when Mommy wants to lay down too.  When I need a little sleep, I lay you next to me in my bed.  I love watching you sleep and am trying to savor every second that I can because you are growing up so fast.  But the main reason I do this is because you often wake up during naps and want your nuk.  So it's easier for me to just reach over and stick it back in rather than get up and go to your room.  I know some people would say this is bad, but I don't care.  I did this with your sister too and she is just fine :)

Let's start with your formula.  We always put 6 oz in the bottle, but you rarely finish it anymore.  At night when you're really tired you will eat about 5 oz and in the morning when you're really hungry you will sometimes eat all 6.  But during the day, you have only been eating 2-4 oz every 3-4 hours.  The last few days have been only 2 oz each feeding.  I'm hoping it's because of the ear infection/cold/cough.  The doctor said if you are eating less than 25 oz in a day, we should be a little concerned.  You are definitely under that lately.  They weighed you yesterday to make sure you aren't losing and you were 22.8 pounds.  So at least you aren't losing weight.  But I still am hoping you will start eating better once we get you healthy.

Now, onto solids.  I'll try not to write a novel here.  You do not like eating.  Anything!  We have tried rice cereal, sweet potatoes, green beans and bananas.  You gag on every little bite and often throw up.  We have been trying to feed you for about a month now and I kept thinking it would get better, but it's not.  You are to the point now where you won't even open your mouth for us.  I am hoping it's just a texture issue and you just don't like the purees.  Your doctor wants us to try some finger foods and see if you have the same issue.  I find it hard to believe you're going to be able to swallow a puff or cheerio if you can't swallow the baby food, but I am willing to give it a shot!  You also refuse to swallow any baby Tylenol so I thought the amoxicillin would be a huge struggle.  I tried putting it in your bottle the first night and you drank a little bit, but you're a smart baby, you knew something was different and refused to drink it.  Yesterday morning I attempted to just put it right in your mouth.  We've tried this with Tylenol before and you have gagged and thrown up every time.  It was a struggle, but I did get you to swallow it all eventually.  We have 9 more days of this so hopefully each time will get a little better.

I really hope at 8 months I have a good update on this whole eating thing!

I think you just really don't like the monthly tie stickers because every other time I take your picture you smile :)

~You love playing with your toes.
~You are reaching and grabbing all of your toys.  You always want to have something in your hands.
~You are interacting with Kyla and it's so cute.  She likes to imitate you and then you squeal back at her.
~You do not stay on your back long when we lay you down on the floor.  You immediately roll over to your stomach and then eventually get frustrated.
~You are still not sitting up completely on your own, but pretty darn close!
~We are still swaddling you, but those days are definitely numbered.
~You like cruising in your walker, but you're still going backwards for the most part.
~You do not like being left alone in a room.  You just like attention I guess.
~We are still giving you baths in the baby tub since you can't sit up on your own yet.
~You love when Kyla talks to you during your bath.
~When you're on your belly, you try to scoot forward to reach your toys.

Happy 7 months sweet boy!  I love you!


  1. Happy 7 months, Kase! Doesn't it make you want to cry sometimes when you think how fast this is going?

    I hope he starts eating better for you. I have a friend that her little girl wouldn't eat any baby food either. She would eat the puffs and stuff, I think.

    And, the sleeping thing, I was so strict with the girls and let them cry it out for the 15 minutes each night until they learned to put themselves to sleep. With Leo, I am much, much more lenient. I still have him in the bassinet and two nights ago I moved it back in by my side of the bed because he woke so much the night before. He didn't wake at all that night, but last night he woke off and on and I just reached over and put the nuk back in his mouth. Sometimes that is just easier, and I figure, really can it hurt him? He will get over it and start sleeping someday. Sometimes a mama just needs her sleep!

  2. Cutie cutie!! His hair looks so fluffy and soft, haha I love it!! Poor little guy with an ear infection- I've had SO MANY of those as a kid growing up, so I know they are not fun!!

  3. Wow! Can't believe he is seven months old...crazy! He is so cute...and lucky you you're first ever ear infection with two kiddos! Also...your guy makes me realize how tiny my little guy is lol. He is as old as kyla and still fits into most of his 18 month clothes

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