Wow, SEVEN Months!!

Derrick, you are SEVEN months old today!

  • You weigh 13 lbs 1 oz (zero percentile) and are 25 inches long (15th percentile). 
  • You wear 3-6 month clothes, size 1 shoe, and a size 2 diaper.

  • You usually sleep for about 13 hours each night, and have been for the past month and a half or so.  
  • You have given up your binky and get mad if we try to give it to you.  The only way you'll take it is if you pick it up yourself, and then you only chew on it.
  • You took your first ambulance ride. (Not that this is something we're excited about, but it needs to be written in your history...and it scared us to death!!)
  • You will reach to get anything! 
  • You still love the dogs.  They're the only ones who can make you happy all the time.

  • You've been given the "ok" for table food, and you LOVE it!  You want anything we're eating.  You ate real peach cobbler tonight and loved it!
  •  You eat baby food three times a day now.  All of a sudden you've figured out how to eat it without pushing it all back out of your mouth with your tongue.
  • You LOVE music.  When we're in the car, sometimes you get mad if we turn the radio down.  When we turn it back up, you're happy.
  • You LOVE to dance.  You dance almost any time you hear music.  

  • You've learned to clap, and will do it sometimes when we ask you to, but usually only when you want to.  If we clap with you, you stop.  You don't want anyone stealing the spotlight. :) 
  • You've started waving.  Your first wave was to a girl in the make-up store when we were in Charleston.  She was waving to you, and you just waved back.  All of those times we tried to get you to wave, and you choose some random girl.  Flirt! 
  • You've really started to be interested in your limbs.

  •  You are INSANELY active.  You move ANYTIME you are awake.  (And we wonder why you can't gain weight?!)  We are in T-R-O-U-B-L-E when you start crawling or walking.
  • We think you'll be left-handed.  (Seriously, if you are, I think that's the only thing you'll actually get from me.)
  • Your favorite toys are hangers, paper, and cell phones. (All of those expensive toys that take up a ton of room...you don't like them. :) )

  • You say "ba, da, ma, na, and ga."
  •  You especially like to yell "ba!"
  • You're a mama's boy! (Shhh...but I love it! :) )

 The cute sign is now gone...it makes picture taking impossible.

It seems like you learn something new every day.  We LOVE watching you learn and figure things out.  You're SO funny!!  We literally sit around for hours and laugh at the things you do.  Just when we think it isn't possible that we could love you any more than we already do, we wake up, and we love you more!  It's just unreal.  You are a great little man!

We love you sweet cheeks!!


  1. Happy, happy 7 months, Cutie Pie!

    He has the sweetest little face & I know he brings you both so much JOY!!! Great moves, too! :)

  2. Happy 7 months Derrick...you are simply too cute!

    ~Stephanie and Braeden(HLHS)


  3. Happy 7 Months Derrick!!

    Shannon, you always do such a great job with your blog by celebrating every month of Derricks life. It is neat how you post about all of the cute things he is doing. I love the new pics and man he is really growing up!!!

    Hope you guys have a great weekend!!

    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

  4. This is one amazing baby you've got there! He is not only the cutest kid in the world, but he is SO advanced! Seriously! He is doing great and so obviously brings mom and dad a great deal of joy. We are always excited to see your updates and so enjoy the commentary and of course, the pictures!! You guys can always make us smile :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Kati, Rocky, Evan and Brycen Dunn

  5. HAPPY 7 MONTHS!! You are such a CUTIE !!!
    Love your Blog, LOVE THE PICS!! Always makes me smile!!!

    Rhonda ~

  6. Happy 7 months, Derrick!

  7. Happy 7 months! They go so fast, don't they? D is adorable! I loved reading about everything he's doing! :)
    Jen, Craig & Andrew

  8. AWWWW!!!

    I really like the picture with lucy, she's like "what are you doing???"

  9. He is a tiny but CUTE little man! Happy 7 months Derrick!

  10. D Happy 7 months pal!!! Boy I love reading about all the new things that you are doing!! I can hardly believe that I started wondering about you over 7 months ago now your here and just doing so many amazing things!!! I have to tell you my favorite thing so far is your Miley Cyrus Dance!!! You are 7 months now and something else you have done is given me a genuine laugh with that dance of yours!!! I love you!!!
    I can not ever thank you enough for just being there for me. I am so glad that you found me and have allowed me to follow your family's journey and let me be a part of your lives. Has been great talked to twice in one week!!! LOL Can not wait to hear about your weekend.
    Heart Hugs, Love, and Blessings, Jessica