Monday, 21 February 2011

Getting Clingy

Joseph is now going through a stage where he wants attention all the time. He hates it if I leave the room. He also has really moody times around 5-6 pm usually while I'm cooking and daddy is looking after him. Perhaps he misses me?
We've had a couple of weeks where his sleep pattern has been dreadful, probably due to a cough and cold he's had. He's starting to get better now though. Maybe it won't be long before he sleeps through the night, I can live in hope.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

6 Months - What, Already?

Joseph is now 6 months old and I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by.
We've started going to a Rhythm Time class on Wednesday mornings and Joseph loves it. It's all babies and only lasts 1/2 hour and we just make music together. Joseph gets all excited and loves the noise and the singing and dancing (yes, I have to dance with him in my arms!) The classes last for 6 weeks, but I'm learning loads to keep doing with Joseph at home. It really tires him out too, last Wednesday he slept for 2 hours afterwards.

He has a cough at the moment which is making him grumpy, he really doesn't like coughing and cries every time. Also, it's waking him up so he's not getting much sleep and becoming even grumpier. Fingers crossed he'll be well again very soon.

Today I showed Joseph his bottle and he signed 'milk' with me. I don't know if it was a fluke because Lucy didn't do her first sign until she was nearly 9 months old. But I think I started earlier with Joseph. I won't be teaching him much, but it's fun and interesting to sign with your baby. Plus it's a good way of finding out if they are tired or hungry before they can speak, definitely a bonus.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

What Joseph Did Next

My little man can now hold up his arms to me when I go to pick him up. He's also much better at picking things up and holding them now. Also, he's sitting a lot better.
He's starting to take to solids a little better, he likes pear and apple puree and baby rusks. He likes to nibble on whole rusks but often spits it out if he bites a chunk off.
His favourite toy at the moment is a dragonfly teether, probably because he can hold it well and get it in his mouth. He also likes his blue activity elephant and his rabbit comforter.
He has an amusing way of putting things in his mouth, he puts them to his nose first and then slips them down. Yes, he even does this with his rusks! And his thumb :-)