Um, excuse me, did I just write 7 months?!?!?! Hello world, what has happened to my baby boy?! I always used to shake my head in agreement but not really understand when people with children would say "time flies SO fast." I mean, time really does fly fast, but when you have a child, it's like someone put your crockpot life in a microwave and made you an instant dinner instead! To celebrate 7 months, Brayden broke his 3rd tooth (top left), and is working on several more. He now eats: cauliflower, apples, pears, peaches, plums, kiwi, blueberries, sweet peas, sweet potatoes, acorn squash and butternut squash, along with rice and oatmeal cereal (he prefers oatmeal). He LOVES to eat, and will start kicking his legs whenever he sees me preparing his meal.
He can sit up on his own now, and loves to make the "razzing" noise (especially when his diaper is being changed). He sleeps about 11-12 hours through the night, and takes 2, 2 hour naps during the day. When daddy gets home, we go to the door to greet him, and he starts waving his arms and kicking his legs. Mommy's really do turn into chopped liver at 6:30 :o] Brayden has also learned that if he hits toys, they will turn on, so he is all about hitting toys (oh dear!). I am working on the screaming to get what we want, and think it's finally turned down a notch. He definitely knows what the word "no" means! He hasn't quite figured out crawling, but he gets SO excited when he gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. It's even better when mom and dad cheer for him while he's rocking-- he loves to be cheered on!
We dedicated B a day before he turned 7 months old. It was so special and so important to me to publicly make known the fact that we recognize this child is not ours. He is on loan to us from God, and it is our duty and privilege to raise him in a way that will honor the Lord. Brayden means "brave" and Thomas means "redeemed"; it is our prayer that this little man will come to know the redeeming love of God at a young age and that he will be a brave warrior for Christ. Brayden Thomas we love you so much and are so proud of everything you are and are learning to be!