Casey is 33 weeks old today. It's the third week of his seventh month. He's enjoying bananas, watermelon and cantaloupe along with his pureed veggies and baby cereal now. We also feed him a little bit of what we are eating to keep him from staring at us all through our meal like a starving dog. His newest trick (click for video) is holding on to my outstretched legs and walking back and forth. He's definitely getting the idea that when he holds his arms out when he wants to be picked up, I will most likely do it. He rolls over and over and over but will not crawl regardless of how much Husband and I entice him with baby talk, toys and overall enthusiasm.
Because he is getting big and mobile, co-sleeping is no longer working out for us. Husband has been rolling over on Casey's arm and pinning him and there just isn't enough room for the three of us in a California King. I'm sorry, what? Anyway, last night I started crib training and it went pretty well. I put him in the crib while he was still awake and talked with Husband on the phone while I laid in the bed next to Casey's crib. That way, he knew I was there so it made it easier for him to fall asleep on his own without any singing or snuggling. He woke up twice at different times of the night, sort of whimpering, so I just said it was ok and he went back to sleep on his own. I didn't get up to soothe him. Then at 4 a.m. he dropped his chupie through the slits of the crib onto the floor so I just put him in bed with me until he woke me up for good at 6. Not too shabby. I'm going to keep doing this until Friday and then move back into my own room and Casey will have his own room. We'll see how it goes.