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Magical Moments from Macks' Seventh Month

Month seven was a bit of a rollercoaster for us. While Macks is becoming much more active, he’s also losing weight. But although we are going through some weight issues, this is probably one of my most favorite stages with Macks. He is so engaging, and loves to laugh and interact with everyone in the family. He’s such a joy to be around and spend time with.

I’ve captured so many magical moments from Macks’ seventh month that I wanted to share my favorites with you.

Seven Months

A Big Sister's Love

It’s been a little bit over a month since my oldest daughter started kindergarten. Now that she’s in school full time, it’s just me and the two little ones for most of the week. At 2 1/2 years old, Avery is such an amazing big sister, but it’s only been in the past month that I’ve seen her relationship with Macks flourish.

Graduating from Bottle to Baby Food

The day has finally come! My 6-month-old Bentley is finally old enough to start eating baby food on a regular basis. I am elated that we won’t have to buy so much formula now, because Bentley sure can eat! He is only 6 months old and weighs 20 pounds, if that tells you anything. Watching him transition into eating baby food regularly has been so fun.

Check out my pics and videos to get a taste of what his little life is like right now! 

A Shared Room for Brother and Sister

When we moved into our current home with three bedrooms, we decided to put Liam and Isabel in separate bedrooms. We figured we had the space, and it would probably be better for both of their nighttime sleeping if they didn’t share. As time went on though, we were facing sleep challenges from both kids.

Liam was always leaving his room and coming to ours because he was scared. And Isabel seemed to hate sleeping in the crib and would often end up sleeping in Liam’s bed while Liam slept in our bed. It was like we were all playing musical beds all night long in our house. So one day we finally decided to try something new and throw the kids in one room together. Bonus: the third bedroom is now my home office. ::happy dance::

It’s been a great transition so far. Liam has taken on the role of protective big brother – making sure his sister isn’t alone and scared. He usually stays in his bed all night with an occasional early morning snuggle in our bed. Isabel still wakes at least once a night but will remain sleeping in her own bed rather than being paraded around the house searching for a more comfortable sleeping arrangement.

I love the way their room came out. The bunk bed is perfect for their age. I decided to make the room as colorful as possible since the rest of our home is pretty neutral. I wanted the space to be fun and kid-friendly. I don’t know how long they will be sharing a room but I’m thinking the next few years at least. I’m hopeful that in the long-run they will have a closer bond and a less entitled attitude since they are used to sharing.

Do your kids share a bedroom? 

The Bond of Brotherly Love

When KJ was only 9 months old, my husband and I found out we were having another baby! We were overjoyed, and a few months into the pregnancy we found out our little blessing was a BOY!

I wondered how KJ would deal with another child in the home and not being the center of attention all the time any longer. I had days where I worried so much, I almost felt guilty about choosing to have another baby so quickly after having KJ. But no worries…it all turned out perfectly, and now KJ has a built-in best friend for life.

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