Monday, November 26, 2007

9 Months Old

So I am a bit behind on this since he turned Nine Months last Thursday. I still can't believe how quickly the time goes when you have a little one.

Except for the last couple of weeks things have continued to be great, unfortunately our family has been hit with a couple of colds, but we all seem to be on the mend. Luckily the worst that Joshua got was a runny nose.

Sleeping has become and ever increasing problem, that I am working hard on rectifying. He has gone from sleeping through the night to now wanting to sleep next to us all night, yes I broke down and started bringing him in to bed with us, so now I am trying to get him to stay in his crib for the entire night and hopefully get him back to sleeping through the night. I have dubbed this "Baby Boot Camp" and we are currently on Day 4. He has spent the last two nights in his crib but is waking quite frequently. When he was sleeping in our bed he took to nursing frequently, at least every two hours, so I am also trying to get him back to only nursing two times per night instead. I think it is going to be a long process but it is definitely necessary.
Despite Chris and I being sure he was going to take off crawling as soon as he learned to rock, he still has yet to do it. He now rocks and pushes up high on his toes in a reverse v shape, but still no crawling. I am sure once we get the Christmas Tree up this weekend he will have the motivation he needed to start.

Mmmm Blueberries

Since Joshua continues to show a lack of interest in anything that I feed him on a spoon I am continuing to find new things for him to it in non-pureed form. This morning I gave him some whole blueberries, they were nice and soft so he munched them down quite easily.

Among his favourite things to eat on his own now are:

  • bananas

  • egg yolks

  • cheese

  • shredded chicken

  • cottage cheese (so messy though)

  • carrot (cooked of course)

  • Cheerios

  • Puffs

  • Baby Mum mum rice rusks

I am still battling to get him to eat his cereals so if anyone has any suggestions please share!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Adventures in Self Feeding

Over the last month I have been introducing Joshua to the idea of feeding himself, like most babies it took him a bit of time to figure things out but now it seems to be his preferred way of eating.

I took this video of Joshua the first time I gave him a piece of banana.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I have been a bad blogger!

Sorry things have been a bit busy lately but I promise to post some new pics and some updates in the next few days!