Joss @ 6 months
Weight: 14lbs 9oz (20%)
Height: 25 1/2 inches (38%)
February 13th was Joss' half birthday and we woke her up singing "Happy half birthday to you!!" and she gave us that big gummy smile that we love!
What's for dinner?
The big milestone at 6 months is that we are eating! At a little after 5 months we started adding food into her diet. She has had apples, bananas, pears, prunes, avocado, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and peas. This time around I decided to take my sis-in-law up on using her Baby Bullet and I have made all of my own baby food. I absolutely think it is the easiest thing ever- it's cheap, it's healthy, and it makes me feel a little Suzy home-maker-ish which is so fun! Joss' favorite is probably avocado and prunes (thank goodness, because girlfriend needs her prunes). The only ones that she has made a grumpy face for at first were sweet potatoes and peas, but now she seems to like both!
Chunky Legs and No Chompers
By the looks of these thighs this girl is growing just fine!!! I love her rolly legs and have not had that experience with my other two girls so it is so precious. I can't get enough of it! I have a hard time believing she is only in the 20% in weight.... she seems huge to me!
She loves her food and everything else to go straight to her mouth but to our knowledge she is not teething. There are no signs of Joss getting chompers anytime soon but she sure is enjoying gumming and drooling all over everything.
Joss is!! And she is trying to sit so tall and proud to play with her toys!
Joss proves nature wins.
This smiley, happy girl has showed us something.... a baby is who she is! With Ivy we parented very structured as a Babywise baby. We found great success with this but life felt a little rigid, especially when she didn't sleep well unless she was in her bed and it was meltdown central if we weren't right on schedule. So with Tula we jumped ship.... so we thought... and had a very laid back baby. Slept in the car seat, stroller, bouncy seat, swing, in our arms, pretty much anywhere if she was ready to nap she could nap. Joss was bound to be that way as baby number 3..... well, it just so happens nature wins and Joss is a routine kind of girl and she pretty much set that up herself. She naps and eats like clockwork and at 7pm she is ready for bath and 7:30pm lights out and girlfriend is snoozing. All is grand until that set wake up time that routine babies LOVE and she is wide eyed bushy tailed and ready to go at 6:30am whether it is Tuesday or Saturday, this little lady is by nature a routine, on schedule baby! We can't complain because it is good that she is predictable and a wonderful sleeper but we are going to keep working on tweaking that early bed time and early wake up just in time for summer! We are ready to play in the setting sun and sleep in.... just a touch!
Overall we loved celebrating a half a year of this little one's life! We love you, Jossie Mae, and are so thankful that you are in our family!