From: Alston Family
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 10:17 PM
To: The Email Picture Group
Subject: Seven Months Progress Report
Well, we've all made it to the 7 months old mark!
Here's an update on the boys:
Whalen at 6 1/2 months had his first tooth break the gum surface, (and who
started out as a slightly late bloomer in rolling from his back to his
belly), became a pro roller, he now rolls and rolls and rolls, he will look
around and decide where he wants to go (usually the place we don't want him
to go), and roll on over. He is also very near crawling, squiggling and
wiggling and grunting his way, he uses his strong shoulders mostly. He has
also started to lift his arms up to get picked up. I just noticed
Wednesday morning - his second bottom tooth just appeared above the
surface! He has discovered that he too loves to jump in their jumper-roo
(before it was just Braden who really loved it). He can sit pretty well,
holding himself up when propped, but not perfectly. He loves to babble and
shout, but sometimes will whisper too (like at night when he is supposed to
Braden is also very near crawling, lifting himself up on all fours or
sticking his butt way up, when he wants something in front of him he
sprawls out in a stretch position, he'll relax then REACH and STRETCH,
reminds me of yoga class or something. Braden has also started to
sometimes lift his arms to go up. He is good at clinging to you with his
hands arms and legs, like a little monkey. He has a close to the surface
bump on his gum line, so we think we'll be seeing a tooth pretty soon.
Braden gives kisses, very wet, open mouthed kisses, but sweet kisses
none-the-less, he grabs your face with both hands and pulls you to him.
Braden now insists that when he is nursing or bottle feeding or sucking his
thumb that you also have his fingers or thumb in your mouth. He can also
sit pretty well when propped, but still has a reflex to throw his body
back, that when not accompanied by a helping hand results in tears. Braden
likes to try out all kinds of word beginnings like TH or GAH and also likes
The boys are interacting more and more each day and it so much fun to
witness. They reach for each other often, not always gently, but they like
rolling around together and making each other giggle. Once their eyes meet
its just giggles back and forth. They both also love watching the dogs,
Luni is the most interactive with them, but not always on purpose, her
wagging tail entertains them, and sometimes tickles Whalen (who is
extremely ticklish). They both love bananas and cereal (which is pretty
much all we've given them of food).
Hope all is well with all of you!
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