Thursday, February 2, 2012

Baby book - Paul, 7 months

For the last week or so, Paul has started saying "m" sounds. At first it was a little garbled, but for the last couple days he's been saying "mama" very clearly. When he wants someone to pick him up, he crawls up to them saying "mama mama" (always in two syllable sets, even!) Mama is quite pleased.

We pureed pears last night and he is a huge fan. I gave him a few slices of pear and he thought that was about the best thing ever - they were pretty mushy pears, so he could even bite off pieces. He was kind of ticked at us for pureeing them instead of leaving them in strips.

Tonight he pulled himself to standing for the first time. At bedtime. In his crib. Time to lower the mattress! Also tonight, we bought him new carseats, as he weighed 20 pounds 10 ounces when I took him to the doctor last Wednesday and the weight limit on our infant carseat is 22 pounds. Meg was in the infant seat until she was finally 20 pounds at 14 months old.

Eating the aforementioned pureed pears
We only have one non-gender neutral piece of baby gear: the high chair. Right about the time Meg needed one, this was on a great sale so I figured why can't I have one girly thing? I've looked for covers, but Graco will only sell identical replacements (you have to have a model and lot number so they can send the exact one you originally purchased). There are tons on Etsy, but I'm not really into paying $40 for a new cover when I could buy a space saver for not much more. I figure it doesn't hurt him anyway, right? What am I going to blackmail him with, if not pictures of him in a pink flowery seat?


  1. Almost everything we bought when Kalena was born was gender neutral. Except the bumbo. The store only had pink, so now we have many pictures of Will in the pink bumbo as a baby. That's what happens when you have an older sister I guess!

  2. HA HA! I have been a lurker for a while, but I just had to comment on this! When my youngest (a boy) was born, he was 10 days early and I hadn't gotten a chance to make things like covers for my 'girly' baby things, so he sat in a pink swing, and got fed on my pink fluffy boppy covers! In fact, one of the very first pictures of him is on my pink boppy cover in the hospital! I mean he really doesn't know the difference, right? So who cares! Love your little guy's smile!

  3. Awww, he looks adorable in the pink flowery seat.