Wednesday, October 26, 2005

David vs. Josiah

So here are a couple of comparative photos of baby Josiah and David as a little baby. It was fun to see how similar they looked as little babies!

As you can see little J is a chip off the old block, with his little sideways smile and similar look! Josiah is a little chunkier in the cheeks, but other than that I think they look a lot a like!

Raspberry Time!

Recently, Josiah thinks it is really funny to spit out as much drool as he can via doing the raspberry with his lips. At McDonalds the the other day, he kept doing it to get my attention and I probably wiped his face about 15 times because of all the drool!

He makes me laugh and laugh when he does this and he does it now to make me laugh I think sometimes! He is such a sweet little boy and I love him more and more each and every day!

NOTE: I have been informed that technically this "isn't" the a raspberry lip embouchure, but rather more like a buzzing on the trumpet type of deal! Maybe he will take after Uncle Brent in more than just the drooling department (as Brent was a big drooler as a kid) and may play the trumpet too!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Computer Genius!

Today Daddy was showing Josiah all about computers. He was very interested and wanted to "help" play Daddy's game!

He is getting pretty good at holding his head up now and is also starting to try to put things in his mouth. Daddy let us hold the toothpaste tube and we tried to suck on the cap and got a weird "what is this?" face that made Daddy laugh out loud.

Josiah definitely wants to be where the people are and lets us know it if he is by himself (in the crib or under his play gym)!

His cries are getting more varied everyday. Last night, he woke up guessed it 4am...and I heard him doing some little "I'm scared" cries and when I came in his room I noticed that the wind was whistling outside and also that he was trying to work himself out of his blanket, (that Mommy had tucked underneath him) but was unsuccessful in ousting himself from blanketland.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Solid Foods Here We Come!

Today was the first day that feeding the baby something other than breast milk didn't result in a crying, unhappy Josiah. I have been experiementing with rice cereal that didn't seem to be popular, and so I resorted to trying applesauce yesterday with a little success, but didn't get him to swallow very much of it.

Daddy was home today and so we decided to try feeding him some applesauce again. We got him to eat more than yesterday, but it still wasn't enough to fill him up. However, this is progress and soon I am sure we will be able to feed him more as he is getting used to swallowing something other than milk!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Crack of Dawn!!

So much to Mommy's dismay, little Josiah likes to get up at the crack of dawn, which around here is either 5 or 6am. He is like Daddy in that he doesn't like to eat first thing in the morning, but likes to be awake for a while and THEN eat.

This means that Mommy has been up playing with little baby most mornings. Not that she is complaining about playing with the baby mind you, but rather she wonders "why can't this be at 7 or 8am?" Baby seems to be the most talkative in the morning ("owww, ahhwa, owwa" are his favorite words) and so I can't help but smile and pretend I am a morning person!

So I play with him for about 30 minutes, give him a feeding when he starts to get fussy and then he goes off for his morning nap and sleeps for a good 2 hours usually. This is when I get caught up on housework and/or take a shower. He seems to be back on his nap schedule and on some days (like today) he has been sleeping a lot. Maybe he is having a growth spurt! Last time we checked he was 16 pounds and about 25 inches long. He is a big boy! His 4 month check up will be on October 28th, so stay tuned!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Bath Time is for the Birds

So unlike most moms I have talked to, I don't give Josiah a bath everyday. For one thing...he doesn't get that dirty and what DOES get dirty is washed 8-10 times a day with baby wipes. Also, I had read somewhere that babies skin has its own oils and such and if you wash them all the time then you wash away that natural oil that mosturizes their skin. However, this makes for a very disoriented baby when I do give him a bath (about once a week) because it is pretty new everytime I do it. Not to mention, it seems most everytime after I wash him, he decides to pee on the towel afterwards which is always fun.

Today I brought a metal bowl to bathtime and poured water on his hands. His expression was pretty static and he was a little worked up, so much so that he got the hiccups. I would like to enroll in one of those baby/mommy swim classes, but I probably will wait until he can hold his head up better. He can hold it up now of course, but it still wobbles a bit.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Wiped Out Baby!

Today baby Josiah was on a mission to stay awake and he lost! I took him to Women's Bible Study with me this morning and the ladies in the nursery said that he didn't really sleep much even though they knew he was tired. When we got home, I tried to get him to sleep as well, but he really wanted to be up.

Daddy was home today too (a surprise day off) and while I was taking a nap, Daddy put baby J in his Pack and Play and after working his way around it as is our usual style, (to end up as he is now rather than his head over to the right of the picture) he finally fell asleep!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

My Little Pumpkin

One of my nicknames for baby Josiah is "my little pumpkin." Though we don't celebrate Halloween, I couldn't resist dressing him up as a pumpkin at least for the pictures! My friend Joy from the westside loaned me this costume as her little guy was too big to fit in it already. He was born a month before Josiah. When we went to the fair with my parents a while back, we took a picture of him sitting on (with the help of mom and grandma) the "biggest pumpkin" at the fair. We also took a shot of him amongst some smaller pumpkins too as you can see below.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Moving On Up!!

Today Josiah woke up extra early (5am) and wouldn't go back to sleep, so I used it to my advantage to get some things done whilst I entertained him as well.

I decided to put away his 0-3 month clothes and got out all the 3-6 and 6-9 month stuff for this growing boy. This oufit was just TOO cute not to put on him and I decided it was a Kodak moment! The first picture reminds me of him saying something like "OH NO" and then I got him to give me a big smile for the second. Thought you all my enjoy seeing this cute little guy today!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Josiah's New Friend Olivia

Today, my friend Renie came to visit with her 5 month old daughter Olivia. Renie and her husband Aaron went to my high school and we recently reconnected at our 10 year high school reunion.

It was fun to watch Olivia and Josiah interact. Olivia immediately wanted to grab onto him at first when she saw him. Later they sat in front of one another and "talked" to each other with their baby noises. It was really cute! T
he picture to the left looks like Olivia is saying "Ewww boy cooties!"

Renie gave me some great ideas on how to help Josiah learn to roll over more consistently and I have been working with him ever since. Josiah doesn't like to be on his tummy much; he gets really grumpy when we make him practice holding up his head this way. Usually he just hunkers down and vigorously sucks on his wrist when we lay him on his tummy. Today he was distracted with a cute chick in the house however!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

The Other Great Grandparents Visit Us

This was the first time that my grandparents on my Dad's side got to see little Josiah. They travel around a lot in their RV and were far away when he was born. Today the drove up from the Tri-Cities to see him. First thing when Grandpa got seated he held his arms out to hold Josiah. It was really precious!

We had a nice visit with them as well. Grandpa was telling me how he is writing down his biography and asked me if I would be willing to type it out for him so that he can edit it properly. I said I would if he would send what he has written to me.

Grandma and Grandpa plan to head down to Desert Hot Springs in November and will stay there for 6 months. They plan to take some writing classes together twice a week and Grandma also plans to take a swimming class as well. They usually move every two weeks, but decided this year to just stay in one place for 6 months to see how that goes.

I was glad to see them again as it had been 2 years (at our wedding) since we had seen them last.