Cooper is SEVEN months old. He is growing up way too fast!!!
This month he acquired many new skills. He loves anything with buttons, wants to drink from a regular cup, imitates some sounds (like raspberries, nibbling, and eating motion), reaches for objects and moves when he is on his belly, talks loudly and squeals, makes a kissing-type sound, says "da-da-da," "bu-bu-bu" and "ma-ma-ma," and turns on the water at the sink. He loves taking showers, chewing on a foam sword, eating the TV remote, standing and jumping (with help), sucking on spoons and forks, and being held by mom!!! He started eating Stage 2 foods and loves all the new flavors. He really wants to eat big people food and is fussy at meal times because he is eyeing my food! He has very fast hands and is able to grab my plate. He has pulled it on the floor a couple of times. Cooper is the blow-out king! Because his digestive system is trying to adjust to food, he is extra explosive! Even with size 4 diapers, he leaks and has messes ALL THE TIME! Cooper is a momma's boy and wants to be on my lap all the time (if he can see me.) He still puts everything in his mouth and has a goopy eye that he doesn't liked cleaned/washed. He got a runny nose for a few days this month and didn't want it wiped by adults. Between his goopy eye and runny nose and him rubbing the slimes all over his face, he looked very...interesting (like an orphan)... at times.
Cooper loves playing with Cadence. He squeals with delight (which sometimes makes Cadence cry because it is so loud and high-pitched.) They have a lot of fun together. He likes to play with her hair (pulls it) and give her kisses. Cadence says she doesn't like his kisses because they are wet. Cooper is so heavy! My back is starting to hurt from carrying him around and picking him up so often. He is no where near sleeping through the night. He still wakes up 3 to 4 times and has a hard time falling asleep without being held.
Cooper's hair is growing longer and thicker and turning a light color. He definitely does NOT look African American. I like to spike his hair when we go to church. He looks like a very cool dude!!! But above all else, Cooper loves to smile! He smiles most of the time especially when he looks at me! I love my huge mini-Cooper!