TJ Is 7 Months

Another month has gone by and I continue to fall in love with this little boy more and more each day. He has come so far and you wouldn’t even know he was a preemie watching him now.

He is now giggling on the regular, especially when his brother and sister are acting silly. He has become quite ticklish and loves tummy raspberries during diaper changes. He is such a happy boy and loves when you interact with him. Not only is he giggling but also making sure his voice is heard above his siblings. He enjoys chatting in his crib in the morning letting us know he is ready for first breakfast.

He LOVES jumping in his bouncer and get get really far off the ground now! He can pull himself around to get to all of the different toys. He has rolled from back to stomach a few times and can sit on his own for about 30 seconds. He had a second tooth pop through which explains some of his recent cranky moods. He is still wearing 3-6 month clothes which is a reminder of how small he still is.

This month I decided it was time to start adding some formula to his milk so I could drop from 4 to 3 pumps a day. I am still making between 23-27 ounces per day but want to keep building a stash so I could stop pumping soon and have enough to last us till a year. It hasn’t phased him a bit and was a huge weight off my shoulders. During World Breastfeeding Week I reached 671 total hours of pumping.

Other than that we have been sticking close to home since the COVID numbers seem to be increasing in our area. The relaxed family time at home has been nice. We have some exciting news coming up in the next few weeks which I can’t wait to share soon.