Wednesday, December 23, 2009

6 Months of Sweetness

My title is exactly how I would describe the last 6 months with Josiah. He really is such a sweet and happy baby. I love going to get him in the mornings, because as soon I walk in the room his whole face lights up! The only time he fusses is if he is hungry or he is overtired (which happens frequently on Sundays).

We took him to the pediatrician yesterday for his 6 month well check and he is doing great! He is in the 80% for height, but only the 33% for weight. Those cheeks sure do fool everyone! Developmentally, he is right on track. He is rolling over constantly and is sitting up well assisted, and can sit up briefly unassisted. Josiah has recently started to giggle and it is the cutest thing in the world!

Josiah has started to eat some food as well. I was very eager with Thomas to start solids, but I waited with Josiah because I learned how much extra work is involved with solids. My goal is to make most of his baby food, and so far I have been able to do it. He has to have prunes everyday, and I am going to attempt to puree prunes this week. If anyone has any tips on the best way to puree prunes, let me know! A book that has been very helpful in making baby food is Super Baby Food.

Six months is also a little bittersweet for me too, because it means soon he won't sit still in my lap or want me to be held as much. These last six months have went by so quickly, and I know it will only be a blink of an eye and we will be celebrating his first birthday. I am mindful of how quickly the time goes and I'm trying to be purposeful in enjoying all these precious moments with my baby.

Here are some recent pictures of our sweet baby:

Josiah with Jim, my step-dad, at our Christmas celebration.
Adorable little face!
Brothers holding hands!
Looking so big in his high chair!


Ben and Ashley said...

Dianna, He looks like you! Especially in that last picture.
With prunes I would put them in a processor with some water {I eye-balled it}, pureed them, then put them through a rice strainer. That got rid of a lot of the "skin" but still lots remained and that's okay. I haven't done this yet for Noah but Gabriel LOVED these prunes :).
Hope it goes well. Homemade baby food is SO much better!

Happy 6 Month, Josiah!

The Culbertsons said...

Thanks Ashley! No one ever says my children look like me. I always hear, "They look just like their daddy!"

I tried the prunes and they turned out well. The only problem is they don't freeze as solid as other food. Did you have that problem too?

I would love an invitation to your blog, if you open it to anyone besides family.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Ben and Ashley said...

One thing I forgot about prunes is that I let them soak for about an hour in water, that way they aren't "prune-like" any more. I don't remember having a problem with them freezing, I'm going to do them today, so I'll let you know.

Also, the blog this name is attached to I don't use. It was something I did last year and it has like 4 posts. :( I'll let you know if I do some more blogging.

Hope you had a good Christmas and New year!