Silas - 7 months

Our super boy Silas turned 7 months old a few weeks ago, and since I had missed the 6-month pictures window, I promised Rae I'd get some photos done as soon as possible. It actually worked out nicely because our big man started sitting up on his own, which makes for fun photos.

Not only is he super, but I am super in love with this boy in every way. His smiles and kisses fill me up to the top when I'm feeling empty. His giggles brighten every day. His cry melts my heart. 

At his "6 month" checkup (even though he was technically 7 months old), he weighed in at 18 lbs, 14 oz (44th percentile) and measured 27" (36th percentile). He is thinning out because he is moving so much! This guy has figured out a sort of half crawl / half lunge move that, combined with rolling, gets him from point A to point B faster than you can say, "where'd Silas go?" 

We've already caught him in the dog water bowl, and when he's playing by himself he (seemingly) instinctively grunts and guffaws in his deepest, "manliest" voice, as if to prove to all of his toys that he's the man around here.

Some of his current favorite activities include taking baths (he sits up on his own now, and he loves it), chewing on things he's not supposed to (like shoes or paper), jumping in his johnny-jump-up, swinging at the park, and eating baby food. He's had rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes and squash so far. He's not a huge fan of the squash, but he is a big fan of eating in general. 

Silas, you are the most handsome, charming boy I have ever met! Your sloppy kisses and high-pitched squeals bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. I love watching you grow and discover the big world around you, and I'm so thankful God let me be your Mommy. I love you, little stud!