Recently I posted an update on Sam's 7 months. Here is his cousin's reply to that post. I suspect he had a little help from Abuelo...
I'm very happy to hear you are seven months old. Time flies when you are having fun....in Bolivia. Your mom loves you very much and wants the best for you, but when it comes to adviceon how to grow up, you better listen to your older brother or you cousins from Miami, like me.
I told you not to go to the bottle, to keep using the boobs as means of nutrition. I can tell you of my own experience, my dad was always talking to my mom to start using the bottle and give HIM a chance to play. And finally my mom gave up.
Also DO NOT SLEEP THE WHOLE NIGHT. By doing so your mom and dad are happy and refreshed in the morning and have more energy to tell you what to do and educate you. I'm more than a year old and still wake up at 4 or 5 AM for a bottle of milk and remind them I'm still in charge.
Be careful with the LEGOS, my brother Max is always playing with "little" LEGOS and I'm very smart, but for some reason they always look like Cheerios to me and in two ocassions I almost swallowed small pieces and almost gave a heart attack to "abuela". Tell your freaking Mommy to buy big LEGOS or DUPLOS.
Your mom is very concerned about the instructions on how to crawl. I was an expert on that before I started walking.
Just go forward and close you eyes. Follow the sound of your Mom or Dad's voice and you will be okay. I never had a nanny in my freaking life, but I trust you can follow her voice too.
The first word I said was "Grandpa". I know its going to be hard for you to say the same thing because you dont have crazy "abuelo" in front of you all the time. But try your best because he is also very proud of you. I promise you I will teach you how to say it, with a cuban accent, when you come by the end of January.
There is a misconception in all parents, that if you like to get things out of the box and putting back in the box is
because you are going to pick up your stuff in the future. The reason we put the stuff back in the box IS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE IT OUT AGAIN. When you get older is will be the same. Mommy gets all the stuff out of the drawers and NEVER puts it back. At least that is what ABUELA is saying all the time.
Well dear cousin I have to let you go. It's almost 1:15 AM and today I'm going to ask for my bottle a little bit earlier.
Cousin Evan from Miami