Seven Months Old Baby Boy – Patriot at Seven Months

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Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Wow! It feels so surreal to be writing that Patriot is now 7 months old. I think I say this every month but this last month really did fly by.

Before I know it, my sweet little buddy will be one year old!

Until then, I’ll be soaking up all the cuddles and kisses that I can. Especially since he’s not able to crawl away from me (yet!).

Patriot Peter Lampard

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

6.95 kg
wears size medium cloth diapers
wears 6-12 mo clothes

Firsts

  • New Years! (and lumpia making!)

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Meeting Uncle Joe and Auntie Juddie and more relatives!

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Meeting all of his cousins and his Auntie Gabby and Uncle Tim

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Birthday cake! (it was to celebrate his 6 month birthday, but because his cousins all had the flu, we didn’t have the cake until he was nearly halfway to 7 months)

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Eating solid foods! His first meal was chicken tamales with avocado and a spicy salsa (he is a Texan baby after all!)

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Lots and lots of other first foods
  • Home sewn outfit from Mama

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • NBA game – Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Meeting Mama’s college friends (an awesome and surreal experience for me!)
  • Mini crawl
  • Missed his first flight (a first for me too, I think!)
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Moved to a new apartment in Hong Kong and had his first housewarming party

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Holding himself up while standing

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Drinks from a cup
  • Teeth! He has two adorable little teeth

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Loves

  • Food! So much food! His favorites are yogurt and fruit.

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Milk! He’s still all about fresh milk and started refusing bottles (he’ll drink from a cup though)
  • Mama – he sometimes gets very clingy and only wants me. I don’t hate it. Sorry, Dad!
  • Baths – he used to hate them but now he loves splashing and playing
  • Standing up with help from me or furniture around the house
  • Playdates

Sleep

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

We had 2 very rough weeks after we arrived back from the US. It was perhaps a combination of jet lag, teething, and the 6 month sleep regression. Then the last week we managed to have 2 excellent nights of sleep where he only woke up twice (!) in the night. It’s like he knows when I’m about to reach my breaking point so he gives me a bit of rest before he resumes the sleep deprivation training.

We are still bed sharing at night and he naps in his Pack n Play during the day.

Feeding

Seven Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the seventh month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Patriot has jumped right in to 3 meals a day. He is still having breastmilk throughout the day and before each meal, either from me or from a cup or bottle.

He absolutely loves food and eating solids. We are doing baby led weaning and it’s so interesting to see the foods Pate enjoys, how his eating skills have improved over time, and how he reacts to new foods.

Happy 7 Months, Patriot!