7 months

Each month, William’s grandmother sends Trey a monthly birthday card. This month, I thought she picked out a card that fit very well for the month.

Trey is a crawling speed demon now. He is getting so fast! He pulls himself up on everything and is gaining stability while standing. He has attempted standing solo a few times, but usually lands on his butt within a second or 2. I’m sure the walking is coming soon, but “soon” has become such a relative word lately. Trey started chewing on his hands and drooling around 2-3 months. Everyone said: “he’s teething…those teeth will come soon.” Five months later, no teeth. So…he’ll be walking soon. Whenever that may be.

Trey’s favorite sound right now is ‘da’. I must hear it 250+ times a day, but I never get tired of it. He loves to make a coughing noise, which alarms me sometimes, but I think he just likes the sound of it. Our favorite sounds continues to be his laugh and squeals of delight. We have found that he loves the song “Woo Hoo” on the Kill Bill soundtrack. We jump up and down and dance around as we sing. He loves it. He also enjoys when we sing and dance to the band I’m from Barcelona.

He is now weighing in at 15 pounds, 7 ounces. Funny story. At 4 months, a new nurse weighed him and said that he was 15 lbs, 8 oz (which would have been a 4 pound jump from 2 months prior…I guess it could be possible). I questioned her approach of weighing him with his clothes on (he did have a clean diaper), but she said…”oh, it will be fine.” Not liking confrontation, I didn’t say anything more. Two months later, at Trey’s 6 month appointment, he weighed 14 lbs, 6 oz. I tried to tell the doctor that I didn’t think the previous nurse actually knew how to use an infant scale, but the doctor wanted to be sure Trey was growing well and scheduled a weigh-in for a month later. I was afraid that he wouldn’t gain much due to his non-stop activity, but he gained a pound and an ounce. I was much relieved. So, a word to the new moms out there — always make sure you have your baby weighed naked, and don’t be afraid to make the nurses do it again if something doesn’t seem to add up.