Happy 7 Months Baby Bear!

7mo Dearest Baby Bear,

Oh Boy, Mama totally dropped the ball this month Cheeky. This letter to you is 3 weeks past your actual 7 month birthday!! Oopsy. I had the craziest backache for a while there and some days it was even hard to take care of you - let alone take your photos! Luckily I'm all better and life is carrying on! Your Papa also hurt his back so he has been home hanging out with us every day for the past month! Although I am sad he is in pain - it's really nice having him home everyday/all day to hang out with! You and him do all your favorite stuff - playing burg-a-lers and such.

Just like I say every month - you are growing in leaps and bounds. The biggest accomplishment?? You can sit up unassisted now!!

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The second biggest news to report? Well, after months and months of teething, your two bottom teeth finally popped through! You seem to be still adjusting to the feeling of having teeth because you are constantly trying to touch them with your tongue. You can see those two teeth that were giving you so much trouble in the photograph below. They may not look like much but they have made you so grouchy over the past three months! I am so glad they finally cut through the gums...

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...BUT! You are testing out your new found "weapons" by biting me! Today you leaned right over and bit me in the thigh!! You even left little teeth marks! You also try to use my fingers as teething toys, but an even bigger problem is that you bite me when you are nursing. I am still trying to figure out how to handle it because it's so painful that I scream! Then I scare you and Papa! So give Mama a break and cool it with those fangs Baby Bear!

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Something fun that happened this month was your first audition! It was something for Disney - either a show or a commercial - not too sure. Your agent emailed me one day while we were swimming at Great Grandma Marion's house with your Nina, Ollie and your Papa. We weren't sure how you would feel about getting your picture taken by a stranger on top of being around all the lights and flashes, but you did great! You were very natural and pleasant in front of the camera. I told your Papa that if you didn't like it then we would never, ever take you to another audition. But you seemed very happy and so we'll keep going to them and see what happens. I would love for you to have a little savings for your future - school, a car, something to help you reach your dreams...whatever that is for you. I want you to have everything you want and need in life my sweet boy.

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I predict that in a few months I will be writing a letter to you saying that you are crawling. For now you can spin 180 degrees when you are on your tummy and you try to move your legs, but can't seem to move forward yet. You like to practice standing up. You make your legs really stiff and love to pretend like you are going to walk. If you could I think you would skip crawling all together and go straight to walking.

Here's to another month Chico Bear - your Papa and I have so much fun watching you grow every day. You are the light of our lives. When you sleep we miss you. When you kick us in face in the morning we groan but then we giggle. We have a really good life. It's so simple, but it is filled with so much love and joy. Sometimes it feels like my heart is going to explode. Love you my baby.

xx,

Mama Bear

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