He was so not in the mood to smile for the camera. This blurry shot is the closest I got to a smile that day.
I was waving a book around in front of him to try and get his attention. I got it alright! He started leaning forward and grabbing for it and getting all fussy at me, so I just handed it to him. He sat quietly and played with them for a bit while I took pictures.
In addition to loving books, he happens to think the dogs are pretty dang funny and blowing raspberries is the height of comedy. It's so much fun to watch him problem solve, learn, and get excited about things. I get excited too. For instance, today I swear he signed "milk." Also, if I hold out my hands and tell him "give me your hands" he'll reach out to grab them and pull himself up.
At seven months he is sitting up pretty reliably, can get up on all fours and rock a little bit, can stay standing if he has something to hang onto (like the sofa or a box), loves banging on the computer keyboard (I bought him one of his own with which to play), stays up late and sleeps in just like mom, and eats a LOT. For instance, today for lunch he had 3 oz of carrots, 1 oz butternut squash, 1 oz peas, 4 oz applesauce, and 5 oz breastmilk.
He can sit up with Uglydoll now! I even color coordinated them, because I'm a nerd like that. I ordered a few diaper covers in fun colors a couple weeks ago.
This is what he looks like a LOT of the time. He likes to suck his thumb in addition to sucking on the binky, but he can't just stick it into his mouth. He has to grasp it with the other hand and hold it while he sucks it. Weird.