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A day in the life: 7 months

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Someone must have hit fast forward. Another month has gone by! My baby is now 7 months old. Not much has changed in the past month in terms of routine, although he sleeps in a little longer. Now I only have to get up at 7 instead of 6!

He has made many attempts to crawl, but one his toosh gets off of the floor and he has to put his knee down, he either face plants or backs off. This is how he has managed to scoot all the way across the floor, meaning the child proofing actually has to begin. He has already managed to turn the Xbox on and off several times.

Another new thing he can do is pull up using your hands: meaning if you just hold his hands and don’t pull him up, he will pull up to his feet. It’s his favorite thing to do. He asks to do it a lot.

Because of his new found mobility he is getting into all kinds of mischief, putting shoes and cords in his mouth, grabbing at the dog and cat, and even trying to get in the dog crate. See, time to baby proof.

Since B has started daycare (since day 1) his nose has run like a river. He has a bad cough, and has gotten an ear infection, which we had to switch antibiotics because amoxicillin didn’t fix  it completely. Despite being sick he still is happy as can be and sleeps all night.

Bebe Stats:

Age: 7 months

Weight: 16.6 pounds

Length:  27 inches

Sleep: all night with the exception of our sick nights :(

Feeding: B has made the switch to formula. He gets 6 0z. when he wakes up, 3 bottles while he is at daycare, and then 2 more before bedtime. He gets 3 snacks throughout the day. We have started meats, and he seems to like them! Lately we have been having a difficult time getting him to eat dinner. B is also allowed to get a couple of ounces of juice with water each day to help with his drainage from the ear infection. No success getting him to drink it yet.

Favorites: His table top toy that is propped on only 2 legs. He also really likes Thomas the Tank Engine (I guess he takes after his Uncle D.) He  LOVES the water and going swimming, but only if Mom is holding him or his feet can touch the bottom. That’s my safety cautious boy!

Firsts: B can scoot on his bum and and will pull up when holding your hands. He went to his first cookout on July 4th. He had his first taste of juice on July 5th.

Medical: B has an ear infection in both ears. What started out as one, never ffully recovered with the ffirst antibiotic. Now he is on a stronger one or both ears. Luckily for me, when he doesn’t feel well, he just wants to sit on my lap and watch a movie.

Development: B is starting to crawl! He tries so hard, but sometimes he face plants. That’s OK, though, because Mom is right there to pick him up and kiss him and tell him it is OK. When you hold his hands he can pull himself up and stand! He even tries to walk. He loves going to daycare, where they do crafts (I’ll be sure to post them when I get them back) and he plays with the kids. B also holds his own bottle! We are working on using a sippy cup now.

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Lauralee Hensley

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

You might ask your Doctor about how they feel about Silver Sol for ear infections. It is liquid and you'd put a few drops into the ear and make sure to lay baby boy where it would stay in the ear for at least six minutes. You'd do that twice a day to each ear. This is not the kind of Silver Solution that turns a persons skin gray. You'd have to specifically get Silver Sol. The Silver in Silver Sol has a vibration frequency against virus' and bacteria that cause the virus or bacteria cells to burst and die. Of course you don't feel anything when it is doing it. This type of Silver in Silver Sol is 100 percent eliminated through the body if taken by mouth. People often spray it up the nose to fight sinus infections. Some mix it half and half with a Saline Based Nasal Spray instead of using it straight out of the bottle and putting it in a nasal sprayer. Silver Sol I believe even has oral lozenges to help people who have strep and to soothe sore throats. It is used quite a bit on burns in a gel form now. If you use it on a baby for ear infection you might want to warm the Silver Sol in the dropper a little by maybe running it under a little warm water for a couple of minutes, just to take the chill off. Their are many Silver Solutions out there, but some can turn the skin a bit gray if used extensively for a long time. Silver Sol does not turn the skin gray because it is made in a different way that eliminates that possibility. I know of some people who had a hard time getting little ones ear infections cleared up, and then used Silver Sol and it helped a lot. I do think you have to use it for at least a full week though. In really suborn cases you might even need to use it 10 days. The thing is rarely is anyone ever allergic to it, as opposed to antibiotics. You do not build up a resistance to it like you do antibiotics either. So, you might check with you Doctor. You'd probably have to purchase it online or at a health food store. Though not all health food stores carry this brand. It is called SILVER SOL. Hope you little one gets better. I feel for him. I had so many really bad ear infections growing up. I had my eardrum rupture in one ear 11 times, and in the other ear, the eardrum rupture 13 times. It's very painful for a few hours before they rupture. Sure the holes usually eventually heal, but scar tissue causes the eardrum not to move as well as it should. I do have some hearing loss because of it. I actually have a small permanent hole in one of my eardrums. It could have been surgically fixed with a tympanoplasty, but an allergy doctor and an ear specialist said it wouldn't probably last because of all my allergies. So, at the time I didn't have health insurance and decided against having the surgery. Now that I have insurance the Doctor's still say it probably wouldn't last more than a year, so I'm not going to have the surgery done. Just a note, if baby boy gets a little older and has ear infections again, ask the Doctor about giving him some pain relieving ear drops called Auralgan. You can't have holes in the eardrum to be able to use these eardrops, but I know they've been a lifesaver for a lot of people. This is a prescription medication. Hope he feels better. I'll say a prayer for him.

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