Back in May, William was experimenting with sounds. He could say his mmm's and da's but lately, his favorite sound is "ba." Which is really great when he waves at you and says "ba-ba." but it also can mean "ball" or "bottle" or just what he feels like saying. We hear "ba-ba" all day long. No more Mama or Dada.
He has also started singing and bouncing to music this week. If I sing to him and pause long enough, he'll start singing too. We had a little duet going one day. Which made my heart swell.
This month was also pretty monumental for sleep. At our pediatrician's urging, we tried the cry-it out method for night-time sleep again. If you remember back to his 4-month update, we had tried it then but he wasn't ready. So, Chris and I moved out to the living room to give the little man his space. The first night, he woke up a couple of times and cried for a while (torture!), the second night was a little better. The third night even a little better. By the end of the first week, we knew that William was still waking up a fair bit but not crying for very long at all. He was able to get himself back to sleep without our help or food! This was huge!! (Did I mention he was drinking half of his food intake at night for a month? No, well he was. Three 6 oz. bottles every night...)
Also, I have to note that one of my favorite things about William's naps other than that they are awesome, is that when he wakes up happy he can stand up in his pack 'n play and smiles at me when I walk in the room. He melts my heart.