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!