baby james {7 months}

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This kid is killing me with his cuteness.  And his eyes.  And his smile.  And is joy.  And his laughter.  And his just. being. a. baby.  He’s the best thing in the world.  Keeps delighting me by delighting himself.  Sometimes he laughs so hard, one of those deep belly laughs, and then I’m laughing too and I just want to record it and save it forever.  Those wonderfully sweet sounds.   Everything is new.  Everything is wondrous.  Everything is explored.  I wake up so excited for each day because I know I get to spend it with him and I can’t wait to see what he’s up to next. 
In the afternoons, we typically go into his room for some play time.  Sometimes I play too, but mostly I just try to take it in.  Seeing what he wants to do or where he wants to go.  And what will he do when he gets there?  Tiny little fingers reach for toys and chubby hands grab everything.  Slobbery lips and drool on the chin are a constant these days and occasional squeals of delight or frustration abound.   When he makes his way over to me, he loves to put both of those puffy hands on my cheeks and give me a big, open mouth kiss . .  . or he’s trying to eat my face.
And in the last month, while he was 6 months old, he’s been:
Crawling . . . He’s so got the army crawl down (and closing in on the real crawl).  If he spots something across the room that he wants- he’s there in .5 seconds flat.

And he pulled himself himself up- already?! *um, how cute are babies in footie pajamas??!!
Is that his inner decorator going for the Restoration Hardware catalog? 
It’s a little hard to tell here, but he’s pulled himself up and is STANDING (10/1/10)!  He stood up in his crib too! Aye, aye, aye!!!!!!!
Playing with new toys and trying to sit up . . .  He still doesn’t sit up very well on his own, just for a few seconds.  (dimple like Daddy)
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Composing a few songs on the piano . . .
Driving around town in his new car that Grandma and Grandpa gave him . . .

see his two little bottom teeth:)

Hard at work on his laptop . . .
His first time swinging at the park . . .

I think he liked it- bare little feet and toes swinging in the breeze.

Bedhead . . . (the “mommy’s little man” shirt is a favorite of mine- I actually bought it for him as a newborn and the bigger version he’s wearing here:)


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Getting his first haircut 9/28/10 (just a bang trim really)
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No more hair in the eyes.  The sides are still long, but mostly behind his ear in this photo.  He REALLY wants the camera now when you go to take his picture.
Here he is on the day he met his new little niece.  When we were all sitting around the hospital room and the new baby started crying, James started trying to talk to her, “ahhoohhaaahh”.  It was like he was saying, “It’s okay girl, I’ve been there too.” 

Thank you Lord for blessing our family with this sweet, sweet baby.

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  1. Jessica
    October 4, 2010 / 4:33 am

    James is so cuteβ™₯, he makes my heart melt! I can't wait for my blessing (a child) to come in the next few years.


  2. October 4, 2010 / 10:40 am

    He is precious! I love those chubby little red cheeks, the kind you want to pinch. LOL And, those BLUE eyes…lady killer!!

  3. Andrea
    October 4, 2010 / 5:55 am

    He's so cute! Love, Love that last picture.

  4. Michaela Noelle
    October 4, 2010 / 7:06 am

    I say it every time, but gosh, he's just too stinkin' cute!! You are SO blessed (:

  5. October 4, 2010 / 3:33 pm

    Aww! He is so handsome! I can't believe how much hair the little man has – too cute! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  6. Katie
    October 4, 2010 / 11:20 am

    so sweet…I agree with the comment about the cheeks, squishy soft baby cheeks get me every time!

  7. Jessica McKenney
    October 4, 2010 / 4:57 pm

    OMG!! Where the heck has the time gone?? Way too fast! Can not believe he is 7 months. He is too cute for words and love his eyes. Maybe he will skip the full crawl and go to walking.

  8. Samantha
    October 4, 2010 / 12:47 pm

    Oh, he is super cute! Love the bed head!! My youngest is already 2 1/2, sob!!

  9. The Autocrat: Haley
    October 4, 2010 / 12:51 pm

    Look at all that hair!! He is a cutie!

  10. Sixty-Fifth Avenue
    October 4, 2010 / 1:33 pm

    Baby James is adorable, I love seeing pictures of him…and those eyes! So many wonderful changes up ahead and now, this is such a fun stage.


  11. October 4, 2010 / 8:16 pm

    Super cute. Isn't it amazing how fast the kids grow? Cherish each day, each moment…

  12. Crissy
    October 4, 2010 / 3:26 pm

    Just found your blog (through 6th Street!) Your son is adorable…cherish those moments…I know you've heard it before but they grow up way too fast!

  13. October 4, 2010 / 8:37 pm

    He's a cutie! Cherish this time now, because when he's really mobile you're going to wish he would just sit still. πŸ˜‰

  14. Kelsey
    October 4, 2010 / 4:18 pm

    Super cute! Such beautiful eyes!! Got to love the footie pjs!

  15. cassie @ hi sugarplum!
    October 4, 2010 / 5:18 pm

    What a sweet, sweet post! I hope you're printing out these posts for his baby book. πŸ™‚

    xo, cass

  16. Aja
    October 4, 2010 / 6:00 pm

    Oh what a DOLL! That hair just kills me! This is too sweet and I love little babies in foot pajamas too!

  17. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    October 4, 2010 / 7:33 pm

    Megan . . .he is just darling. I can't get enough of those precious cheeks. And the footie pajamas still get me and my children are two and four. So fun to see.

  18. Emily
    October 4, 2010 / 7:48 pm

    So precious! He has gorgeous eyes! Isn't it amazing how fast they learn, change and grow?? I hope you're enjoying your time with your little man as much as I am with mine! πŸ™‚

  19. House of Ficek
    October 4, 2010 / 8:23 pm

    What a blessing, he is adorable. It gets better and better with each passing day!

  20. Jessica @ This Blessed Life
    October 4, 2010 / 11:20 pm

    I just found your blog via Remodelaholic – your idea was fantastic! My son is 14 mo and he has the same giraffe and the jungle theme going on in his room. I am a new follower – can't wait to read more!

  21. Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt
    October 5, 2010 / 1:21 am

    He is going to be a heart breaker!! His eyes are beautiful…the girls will be going crazy over him. Look how many grown women already are!

    It flies by…so hard to believe that my little man is 3. Wow…it flies.


  22. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick
    October 5, 2010 / 3:56 am

    What a sweet patootie!! I can hear your love when you write — what an amazing, amazing blessing to be a mother. Truly the best gift on earth. πŸ™‚

  23. October 6, 2010 / 2:54 am

    Thanks guys! I love to hear all of your sweet comments on my little guy:)

  24. Kalina
    October 6, 2010 / 9:22 pm

    Your baby is so adorable!

  25. Melissa :)
    October 7, 2010 / 3:46 pm

    He is absolutely precious! All that hair with those beautiful eyes – & he just looks so darn tootin' happy. So cute! πŸ™‚

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