Elias is 7 months old! Where has the time gone??? I think the biggest milestone this month is sitting. He still occasionally throws himself backwards for no apparent reason, but for the most part he is able to catch himself from tipping over. He has figured out a way to get from sitting to his belly, although it's not too graceful. He pretty much faceplants forward and then rolls from there. The method doesn't seem to bother him, so we just go with it. lol. And while sitting has been a big accomplishment, he still prefers to roam around the floor. He is getting very good at getting wherever he wants to go, except moving forward. He's using his hands and arms more to help him move around, but he still hasn't figured out how to use his legs. Fine by me! ;)
He has started experimenting with different sounds. We're starting to hear consonants in his usual jabber. Mostly "dada", even though he doesn't know what that means yet. :) He also started making clicking noises with his tongue. :)
His second tooth popped through his gums shortly after the first tooth appeared last month. He's proudly displayed both of them in the 7 month picture below. haha. :)
And that's pretty much it. I feel like a lot of what he is doing these days is just a more exaggerated version of what he was doing last month. More mobility, more sounds, more eating, more goobery-ness. haha. ;) Here are some photos from Elias' 7th month of life.
First time at the beach! This was on a weekend trip to San Diego with friends.
Cruising around the San Diego Zoo. Elias slept for most of it, but Ryan and I had a great time! :)
First Halloween! We were a safari family. Elias was the cutest little lion ever. :)
Bath time fun! He looooooves the bath. Doesn't like to get out. :)
Big boy, sitting up on his own. I still put a pillow of some sort behind him in case he throws himself backward. :)
Sleepy traveler. We visited family up near San Francisco, so Elias went on his second set of flights and handled it like a champ.
Cuddles with Daddy.
Our final post-placement meeting with our adoption agency. More to come on the finalization process soon. :)