Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Six Months

Well, he's moving right along. I can't believe Joshua is already 6 months old...7 months next week! It feels like these six months have gone by so much faster than they did with Audrey. I like it because he is at the point where he can sit and play with us, laugh, talk, etc. He's out of the newborn stage, we have a good routine, and we're all enjoying ourselves. Can't ask for more than that!
At his check the day after his 6 month birthday, he weighed 20 lbs 1oz and was 27.6 inches tall. His carseat goes up to 22lbs and 29 inches, so he'll be moving into the big convertible seat here pretty soon. He's sitting up really well now and he's way too heavy for me to be carrying him around in that seat all the time, so I'm READY for it to be gone. We have an extra car seat that is in Josh's car that JJ will now use in my car, so the question is whether or not we should buy two more car seats for Josh's car or just move them back and forth whenever we need to. That would be a pain in the butt...but car seats aren't cheap. We'll see.

We started giving Joshua solid foods (purees) a few weeks ago because he is very interested in food. But he won't take the purees. I waited a few more weeks and I've been trying and trying but he literally gags at the sight of the spoon. What to do?! I've started giving him cracker and puffs and toast so he can feed himself and he likes that better. Maybe we will just skip baby food altogether because he is not into it and I don't feel like wasting a bowl of food twice a day. 

We have started packing up the big baby things recently, really since he started sitting up a few weeks ago. The bouncer and the swing are both put away, the bumbo is gone (he never actually used it, was too chunky), the play mat is packed up, the pack and play....really all that's left is the high chair and the exersaucer. We ordered a space saver high chair today and I plan to take the big full size one over to the consignment shop this week. I have to be honest and say I am very happy to see these things go. They are so big and clunky and in the way.

As of today, he is scooting. He went 5 feet across the floor by doing the army crawl where he pulls himself with his arms, plus the occasional push from his feet. I suspect real crawling isn't far off. The thing he wanted to get to? The ipad. Of course. I guess the bright colors are really tempting. time to babyproof the house...again!


  1. I love the face he's making in the highchair! I was thinking of skipping "baby food" with Jack because he does the same thing. if it's not already a trend, lets start it ;)

  2. I think it is already a trend..."baby led weaning". Although I think that is more like you give them big chunks (or a whole banana) and just let them go to town...I don't know, I don't understand it fully. I am sooo terrified of choking but so far, he seems to do OK for himself.