Happy half birthday to Joel!!!
We have a 6 month old! Oh wow! .... And confession, my birthday crazy self is already online pinning away ideas for that big first birthday. What can I say!? Leeland and Hayden talk about his birthday already too-- we've discussed an array of themes from, "Where the Wild Things Are," to "milk and cookies" and/or "cookie monster".... to Batman. All in good fun! Time is definitely flying by way too fast, so while I'm excited for the little munchkin's growth, I am a little anxious that it's all happening so quickly.
Each of our precious ones was uniquely created by God. They each have their own looks, their own personality, their own likes and dislikes, and their own little quirks that make them special. While this is my 3rd rodeo, it's a new adventure and a new child. So while I found myself falling back into step with how I did things "this way" for Leeland as a baby, or "that way" for Hayden as a baby, Joel is his own unique individual! So here I am, 3rd time through and doing it a little bit differently.
Anyway, the kiddo has LOVED all the foods he's tried so far and the list is getting pretty long. Some items mashed up homemade at home, and some store bough purees. He's still mostly breastfed and is just exploring different tastes once a day at dinner time.
Another big change this month is that we've been transitioning him into his crib. Again, each kid is so different! Leeland never slept with us and was a very independent sleeper from early on, Hayden slept in our bed with us for around 18-20 months before just going straight to a toddler bed skipping the crib altogether, and now Joel is transitioning decently to his crib at 6 months. He has slept through the night off and on and we're trying to find our groove. He is SUCH a wiggle worm, even in his sleep, so while I get better sleep when he is not in our bed because I have space and I'm not being kicked in the face, it's certainly harder on me when he wakes in the night to nurse and I'm up and down and up and down to get to him.
Kiddo is beginning to sit up on his own, he barrel rolls and spins, and he army crawls... but he goes backward so far. Ha! I'm telling you, wiggle worm! It is such a joy to watch him want to keep up with his 2 big brothers SO bad. And he will be soon enough! Let the childproofing begin!
Sweet Joel, happy 6 months little guy!
6 months that have gone WAY too fast.
We love you so much, and are enjoying each and every moment.