Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Funny Things Emme's Said Lately:

"No way, Hosanna!" (uh, I think she meant, Jose??)

"Emme, where do watermelons grow?"  Her response, "In the water."

Singing Row Your Boat, "Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, life is but a dream."

"On my birthday, I'm gonna be six."

Friday, May 18, 2012

6 Month Update

I like the sound of 6 months much better than HALF a YEAR! So I will just keep hanging on to my little baby boy in those terms.  This has been such a fun few weeks, I love watching JB grow and start getting more and more busy.  Here are some of the highlights:
  • JB was still acting like rice cereal was the most grotesque thing ever after several weeks. He would hack and gag like crazy!  I have to laugh because although he looks like he eats protein shakes, eggs, bacon, and a couple of biscuits for each meal- he really just nurses 4 or 5 times a day.  Anyway, I switched over to single grain oatmeal cereal instead, and he took to it almost instantly.  So now he is eating that usually twice a day (if it fits with our schedule).  Grammy was here last week and she pureed a sweet potato while she was here and he also ate a bit of that for a few days and seemed to like it.  I'm really in no rush, but I plan to start introducing more veggies and fruits over the next few weeks.
  • Stats from the Dr. only prove his "he-man"/ Pillsbury dough boy looks... 19.4 lbs and 26 and 3/4 inches. He makes arm rolls look good.
  • JB loves to bounce! He would stand up on my legs and just bounce up and down- and try to do the same in the exersaucer.  All of that made me wonder if he would like a jumperoo, and Once Upon a Child happened to have one in awesome condition for only $35 so I figured it was worth it.  Here's the proof of how much he loves this thing- hands down it is his favorite toy...

  • I have officially removed the play mat.  I started to feel like it was restricting his movement.  So now he is just hanging out on the floor and will roll back and forth onto his belly to get to toys.  He will also inch forward if you put your hands behind his feet, and he can totally move around in circles by himself.  I thing crawling in some form is not too far away.
  • JB can pretty much sit up by himself for a good chunk of time.  Definitely still put the boppy behind him for "safety", but he enjoys it and seems to be getting stronger in that regard. He can sit up in the shopping cart and in high chairs at restaurants with the little seat cover for support. He likes to play with his toys in the seated position, but is also just as happy on his tummy.
  • We are officially in the "grabby" stage.  He's becoming quite the busy body and will take whatever you might have in your hands to chew on.
  • I think I have noticed him being more responsive to having company.  He lights up when Daddy gets home from work and wants to hug his face.  And of course his sister is just about the best thing in the world to him.  He is a very content little boy, and loves having mama and sissy to play with.  He loves to hear Emme encourage him to bounce, talk, and laugh.  It just brings joy to my heart to see the two of them together.  They are like peas and carrots.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Family Photo Booth

I needed to take a picture of JB for his 6 month update (post to come...), and it turned into a
fun, impromptu family photo booth session.