Yesterday Nikolai turned 7 months old! He is growing so fast! I'm simultaneously overjoyed and upset that my baby is getting so old! He's learning and figuring out new things everyday and we're so proud of him.
Some of his latest feats are:
-clapping? We're not sure that he really knows what's going on, but it sure seems like he's imitating us!
-eating solid foods! For lunch he always eats baby food (usually simple fruits and veggies) and for dinner he has barley baby cereal and some of whatever Jesse and I are eating, either pureed or mashed so that he can gum it.
-dancing? We're not sure what's going on, but Nikolai has started doing this thing where he shakes his head and wiggles back and forth, and it's usually when there's music on or we're dancing around so we think he's imitating dancing! Whatever it is, we think it's really cute :)
-teething! His bottom right incisor is coming in and hoo boy has it been a fussy ride! Nikolai's not really sure what's going on and neither are we so basically we baby him and use lots of baby orajel...wish us luck!
He's not very fast yet, but he sure does love being able to move himself around and get to whatever he wants! It's not that big of an adjustment for me because he only crawls when he sees something he REALLY wants (like my camera in the above video--his favorite!) and he rolled around so much before that he's not really any more into things than he already was.
Nikolai's also getting to an age where he LOVES playing with mama and daddy--sometimes we're just chilling in the living room when we look down and catch him looking up at us, and as soon as we make eye contact he just starts giggling! It's like he's just looking for an excuse to laugh and so he starts laughing as soon as he sees us. He's also started pulling up to stand on things so the last few days he's starting crawling over to us sitting down and pulling up on us and cooing at us over our knees :) It's the cutest ever!
We love our sweet Nikolai and we're so glad to have him with us!