My little monkey boy turned 7 months old yesterday!
He eats solids usually 3 meals a day, still on the pureed stuff. When he first started on that, he didn't care for it. It took him a while to warm up to it, but now, he LOVES it and is not very picky. It's the real food he isn't crazy about. Our pediatrician gave us the okay to ground up red meats and potatoes, etc. to give to him, but he is not into that at all. That's okay though. With my crazy schedule, the twins, and all, most of the time it's easier to just give him the purred jarred food he loves. The twins never actually started eating everything we ate until a little over a year, so I'm not concerned about it.
A couple months ago, he did try to frozen real banana chunks in his mesh feeder, and seemed to REALLY enjoy that, but I hated the mesh feeder and how difficult it is to clean and threw it out.
He still doesn't sleep through the night, but I'm okay with that. Merasia never slept through the night, every night, until she was about 2, and even now, she still has nights where we wakes up for whatever reason and needs to be tucked back into bed and soothed with a kiss and a hug. So, I'm used to waking up, and these moments go so fast, that I don't mind the extra snuggle time in the middle of the night.
Though his night time sleep isn't great, he always wakes up with a smile on his face, or we hear him talking in his crib. He talks to himself and plays until one of us gets up to get him. He's happy playing with his toys, eating, or watching his brother and sister play. Sometimes he watches them play for several minutes, and even cracks up laughing at them. It's the cutest thing!
Of course, they love him immensely! Connor is always talking to him and playing on the floor with him, Merasia reads him stories and gives him toys and always asks to help feed him or change his diaper, and both are always asking to hold him or giving him kisses and hugs.
I can't believe how much he has grown in 7 short months!