Monday, January 25, 2010

Seven Months Old!

Russell is 7 months old today!

Here are a couple of his 7-month pictures:

r 7 mo 1

r 7 mo 2

He continues to amaze us as his personality shows through more and more. Here are some recent tidbits about Russell:

~Loves the hairdryer and our electronic toothbrushes - they make him laugh.
~He has started to scoot backwards! I think he's actually trying to go forward, but hey, he's moving at least.
~His babbles are sounding more like words: I have heard him say "mom" and "yeah," although I know he has no idea what they mean.
~Toes are a big favorite - his, yours, anyone's he can reach. It's hard to get him to wear socks sometimes because he pulls them off and puts them in his mouth (hmmm, reading this again it sounds kind of gross!)
~Has started eating meat - although he will only tolerate it if it's mixed with something else that he likes. He has had turkey (from a baby food jar) and homemade chicken and beef purees.
~Has still never had a drop of formula!! This may not mean much to some people, and I'm certainly not against formula at all, but this is a big accomplishment for me since nursing was so difficult to begin with. (And to be honest, it helps our budget!)
~He is certainly the loudest baby we know, although Cole gives him some competition! I'm sure Russell's shrieks and squeals are the delight of our neighbors...
~Loves carpet - if you set him on the carpet, he will touch and rub it for a few minutes.

I'm sure I could write so much more, but we'll leave it at this for now. He is such a funny baby and we're so glad he's ours!


  1. great pics ;) Gotta love the quality change! Russell is growing up so fast!

  2. your new camera takes fabulous pictures!

  3. cute baby! i was reading a photography lesson on mckmamas blog and clicked your comment. I'm always looking for new blogs to read!