Sneaky Boy

May 5th, 2009

I believe it was last Friday that I got a phone call from Crisi telling me about Josh’s latest accomplishment.   She had left him for a few minutes while he played on the ground in his playroom.  Upon returning she found him lying on the ground, gnawing on a biter biscuit with a supremely proud look on his face.  Apparently, he had crawled over to the diaper bag, rummaged around until he found the biscuit and took it back to the center of the room.  He then unwrapped it from the plastic wrapper (which was on the ground beside him) and had himself a little snack!  Mind you, he’s not even eight months yet….  My Little Genius!

Too Tart!!!!

March 11th, 2009

Hi there!  Josh is almost six months and I’ve been quite the slacker about maintaining the blog.  We’re trying to get him into better sleep habits and it’s been exhausting us.   At any rate, he seems to be improving every night.  If he wakes up, he’ll typically cry for about five to ten minutes before falling back to sleep.   We have a good video monitor that we can check to make sure he’s still in the crib and the image is sharp enough that we can see the gentle rise and fall of his breathing.  The monitor prevents unnecessary trips to check on him.

Josh has also been eating a variety of solid foods.  Crisi makes everything from scratch and usually adds just a smidgen of butter and some seasonings.  There hasn’t been anything that I would happily eat if it was served to me.  (Well, maybe not that squash last night…)  Here is a video of Josh’s reaction to peaches with a little yogurt.  TOO TART!!!!

We hope you are all well and happy. God Bless.

5 months old – Lots of changes

February 18th, 2009

Today is Tuesday, February 17 and Josh is 5 months old now.  So many things are changing these days.  Josh did very well on his first two weeks of rice cereal and oatmeal.  Tonight we moved on to his first “real” food.  Crisi decided to start with peas and she made them rather than using baby food first time around.  This way, Josh had food with decent flavor.  She cooked the peas with some butter and just a touch of salt.  We thought they tasted pretty good and Josh agreed.  We couldn’t have imagined he would take to his first green vegetable so well.  After dinner and his bath he went to bed in his crib for the first time also.  We’re hoping to see him crawling soon.

He was baptized over the weekend and we’re planning to get those pictures up here sometime soon.  We hope you all had a great Valentine’s day.

Take care!

20 weeks – lots of new developments

February 2nd, 2009

Wow, what a crazy few weeks it’s been.  Josh has started to really come alive and he’s learning new tricks every day!  This really is an exciting time.

He’s now rolling back and forth from tummy to back and back to tummy.  He is so close to sitting up completely unsupported and is trying so hard to crawl.  He gets so frustrated when he can’t get to what he wants, but we’re pretty sure that the next step is just around the corner.

After a few unsuccessful tries in the past couple of weeks, tonight Josh finally took his rice cereal from a spoon!  It took a little trickery on my part, but I guess that’s what being a mom is all about sometimes.  He was a little leary of the spoon at first and wasn’t sure he wanted what was on it, but I dipped it into some “gripe water” and put it into his mouth and he loved it.  Gripe water is really just glorified sugar water, so he’s always willing to take some of it.  After a couple of dips of the gripe water, I started filling the spoon with cereal and we were off to a great start.  After a few minutes of trying to spittle  it out of his mouth, he finally started swallowing and even opening up wide for the next bite.  It was so much fun.  Travis and I are really enjoying these milestones.  We’re hopeful that once he gets used to the rice cereal, his sleeping and gas will improve.  Say prayers for us!!!

Here are some pictures of our first feeding.  Enjoy.