Saturday, September 22, 2007

Seven Months

I can't believe that seven months have passed since Joshua joined our lives. The time has gone by so quickly. I remember everyone telling that the time would go by quickly but I never expected this. He is such a wonderful baby and we feel so lucky to have him. It has been such an amazing experience to watch this little person grow before my eyes! I was going through some of his baby clothes a couple of days ago and it is so hard to believe how much he has grown in such a short period of time.

I took Joshua to get weighed/measured yesterday and his stats were 19 lbs 13 oz and 28 1/2 inches long, he is a big boy for sure! I also wanted to talk with the nurse because Joshua developed a bit of rash on his chest a couple of days ago and I wanted to have it looked at. My suspicion was that he was allergic to the peas that I just introduced. After taking a look at him the nurse suspected that it was either caused by his teething or just a bit of heat rash. He tends to get quite sweaty when he gets himself worked up. I haven't given him peas since so the nurse suggested reintroducing them in a few days and see how he reacts. While we were waiting for the nurse yesterday Joshua was playing with those toys that you see in doctors office where they moved the beads along the wire (I can't think of what they are called), he really enjoyed moving the beads around, however when he got frustrated he would start to bang it around a bit.

Here a some pictures from the last few weeks.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Shoe Envy!

I came across these booties on a website when I was pregnant and thought they were the cutest things for winter. Now that Joshua is here I fell in love with them all over again. If I can convince Chris to get a pair I will post a pic of Joshua wearing them!

The best part they are Canadian made

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Self Feeding

Joshua continues to be introduced to new solid foods so far he has tried the following:

Cereals: Rice, Oatmeal, Barley
Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Green Beans
Fruit: Apples, Pears, Banana, Mango
Meats: Chicken, Turkey

I am still making the majority of his foods, the one that has proven to be the most painful to prepare is the bananas as they can't be frozen and need to be served fresh and I found that I was just wasting a lot unnecessarily. I tried using the jarred bananas and discovered that they all contain citric acid, which is not recommend introducing until the baby is a few months older than Joshua is. I found a nice compromise, the mesh feeder, I break off a piece of fresh banana put it in the mesh feeder and let Joshua suck on it until he is done. He is not completely sure about what he is doing with it and ends up spending more time sucking on the handle but once I turn it the right way for his he is quite happy!

While bananas were the most painful to prepare I have found the preparation of meats to be grossest and the jarred varieties aren't any better. They more resemble cat food than anything else. I am going to give it one more shot, this time instead of boiling the meat, I am going to try and steam it. A good compromise to the meats is find ones with vegetables in them, however since we haven't introduced a huge selection of vegetables its slim picking the only suitable mixture I have found at this point is the Turkey and Sweet potatoes and Joshua does it, which is more than I can say for the plain chicken.

A Note from Down Under

Joshua got his first piece of mail today, a postcard from his Nona from Australia. She was recently in Australia for work and sent Joshua two post cards from her travels. She also brought his back a few souveniers, including a Koala bear hoodie and an Australia Christmas story.

Hey There Sports Fans!

September 16, 2007 was a big day in our household. No, there were no birthdays or anniversaries being celebrated. Today was the release of the new jersey for the Edmonton Oilers! Joshua is now ready to cheer on his home team!

Go Oilers Go!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Did I do it to myself?

For as long as I can remember Joshua has only slept for 30 - 45 minutes at a time, I thought that I would let him cry a little bit before going in and getting him. Today I have decided to let him cry for a good couple of minutes before going in and checking on him. He woke up after 45 minutes as usuall but put himself right back to sleep after a couple of minutes of fussing and he has been sleeping for almost two hours now. So now I wonder have I been the problem all along? I will keep this up for a few more days and post on the progress.

I have gotten so much done I can't even believe it, I hope he has a long afternoon nap too!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I think Joshua said his first word...

I was bouncing him on my knee this morning while I was checking my email and he was chatting away and then started going Dadadadada, of course he hasn't done it since but I called Chris and told him. I know he didn't really know what he was saying but it was cute none the less.