Tuesday, January 25, 2011

6 months update

Jonah has now been in our lives for half a year! It seems like he was always here, but that is my revisionist memory.

He weighs 17.5 lbs and I will not report his height because I'm pretty sure it's not accurate. He has a tooth! He also thinks he is a big boy and tries to get into everything! He is sitting up like a champ and commando crawling all over the place. He says "dadadada" and "babababa", but no mama yet, despite me getting in his face and saying it all the time. He finds that hilarious, but refuses to imitate me. It's easier to say "dadada" which I think is a conspiracy by the Man. Jonah will get up on his hands and knees and scooch, but he hasn't really started crawling yet. We think it will be soon, because he is really trying! He will also stand holding on to a table or bench.

He is eating purees: sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, peas, carrots, and green beans. I have been making them fresh, and he likes it, especially the fruit. I like to make them, and i figure I wouldn't want to eat out of a can every meal so he would probably like some fresh food every now and then, too. I can't figure out the green beans, though. They are just too chunky and he gags whenever I make them. He will eat green beans out of a jar, because they do a much better job at making a smooth puree than me!

We also found out that we are going to Scotland over Mardi Gras! Ted has to go for training, and since I won't have childcare the majority of the time due to the holiday, I figured we should all go! So Jonah is getting a passport and we will make the 7+ hour flight and hopefully not lose our minds.