Hope it's okay for me to start a new thread for us since it is now May! I have been watching for a new one 'cause I love hearing and seeing how everyone's babes are doing!
Josiah just reached the 6 month mark Saturday, and I still can't quite believe it. :) He is growing up so fast! He is sitting up without support for several minutes at a time now, although he can't sit himself up yet. He does seem to really enjoy being able to reach out for things: toys, his feet, the cats and the dog...anything he can get his hands on! I do have to watch really closely when I have him on my lap at the dinner table now, as he will try to grab anything he can reach, and he'd prefer my plate or silverware over his own toys. :p I gave him his first "official" BLW meal yesterday, and he seemed to enjoy the experience! He managed to gum about half of two pear slices before deciding he was tired and ready to do something different. It was really fun to watch him go at it while it lasted, though! We'll be trying sweet potato next, so we'll see how he likes that.
The other big thing Josiah has been doing lately is putting himself to sleep at naps and occasionally at night! He is still swaddled because he will rub his face or head to scratch his eczema and wake himself up doing so. But I can now put him down for a nap in his vibrating baby rocker while he is awake, but calm and ready to rest, and he will fall asleep without a fuss. I usually nurse him down at night, but several times this week he has still been awake when he finished eating, and didn't want the boob anymore. So I just put him in his crib, and he quietly drifted off to sleep each time. I keep telling myself not to get used to it, as I know he could decide to put up more of a nighttime fight later on! But it is really nice to know that he can do it, nonetheless!
Well, that's all for now, I guess. Except I can't help but add a pic of my little man chowing down!
Can't wait to read everyone else's updates!