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.