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My baby is turning into a little boy!

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Joshua has been developing and growing so much since I posted when he was a wee five months. Now he’s a big 6 1/2 months and this is what he’s accomplished in the last month and a half…

He’s fallen in love with Jessie!  This photo was during a week-long stay at Grandma & Grandpa Miller’s and is the only one I have of them together, though it doesn’t reflect his love for her.  Every time she goes past him now, he gets a huge smile on his face and reaches for her.  She doesn’t like to be touched by him yet (he’s a bit grabby) but will allow it if I’m there to help make sure he’s gentle.  She rarely licks us but she licks him every chance she can get so on some level, she must like him…or at least likes the way he tastes. :)  Here’s a video of the first time he pet her (sorry it’s dark), and you can also see her taking advantage of his nearness by giving him a tongue bath lol:

He started rolling over from back to tummy while we were on vacation there, and is now sleeping not only without a swaddle, but on his side or belly because he refuses to be on his back any more and rolls immediately when put in his crib.  When I took the above picture, I felt a little catch in my heart because it was the first time I really felt like I was already losing my baby.  He looks like such a little boy in his shorts and T-shirt, rolled onto his side without his arms in the straight-jacket look of a swaddle.

He found his feet and loves to hold on to them while he’s drinking his bottle, or laying on the floor, or the bed, basically he holds them a lot. It’s pretty cute. :)

He’s become interested in other kids, including himself!  He loves looking at his reflection and smiles like this every time.  Whenever a child five or under is in his vicinity, he is mesmerized.  It’s about time to start having baby play dates. Here’s a video of his first baby lunch date:

He learned to read! OK, maybe not, but I had to include this pic of him checking out my Taste of Home magazine. He’s my little foodie baby.

Speaking of my foodie baby, here he is taking his first spoonful of real food (rice cereal).  He was ready for it!  When he saw it coming he grabbed it and insisted on feeding himself.  LOL!  This was before we even had baby spoons and his high chair was still in the box.  We are doing a combination of pureed/mushed foods and soft foods like peas, zucchini microwaved and sliced into coins, and banana chunks.

This way of feeding a baby is called Baby Led Weaning, which I discovered through other blogging mothers and they had such success with it I thought I’d give it a try.  I have to say, he and I both prefer when he can hold his own food and feed himself.  It’s less messy (so far, I’ve heard in the end it’s about the same) and less work, and I don’t have to fight him to get him to eat.  He seems to enjoy it much more when he’s in charge.  He doesn’t want to take food from a spoon much any more. Here’s a video of him chewing on a bread stick -he didn’t eat it but he sure had fun using it as a teether! lol

 

While I’m not ready for him to be a little boy, I have to say he’s more and more fun the older he gets. I don’t want him to grow up too fast, but I’m looking forward to all the fun we’re going to have along the way.

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. He’s Adorable!! What a “gift” from God!

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  2. The pictures and videos are all wonderful. You’re going to have so much fun with this little boy.
    Lillian

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  3. thebetterbaker11

    WAAAAYYY Fun & SOOO cool! I grinned and giggled through the whole thing. Super videos mom – they do grow much too quickly. I just can’t get over him eating those zucchini rings! That’s amazing. I know you’re soaking in every day with your growing little man. Such fun!

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  4. So fricken cute! I love that Jesse licks his face! It goes by so fast V – enjoy the moment! :D

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  5. He is getting so big! =) Love the photos of him smiling in the mirror! =)

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  6. He’s got your expressions!! What a cutie pie.

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  7. Enjoy they grow up so quickly

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  8. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    He is so sweet!

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  9. Your son is extremely cute, you’re lucky parents!

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  10. I love the videos! He looks like so much fun!!

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  11. Congratulations, he’s adorable! I love that moment where they go from not having any clue to becoming little people. Can’t wait to read more baby updates!

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  12. I love this post! Can’t believe I missed it! =) And … did you already post your birth story? Because i’m really looking forward to reading all about your experience.
    Hugs!

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  13. Parabéns, Veronica, seu bebe é lindo.
    Fiquei impressionada com ele comendo abobrinha e parece que gosta.

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