Wednesday, October 13, 2010

6 months of Boaz!

At his check-up last Friday Bo weighed in at 17 pounds 1 ounce.  That's four times his birth weight!  To celebrate his 0.5 year birthday, he got a new high chair and broke it in while eating (well, tasting and smearing) his first semi-solid food: applesauce.  He seemed to quite enjoy it, so I guess he is ready to move into the trying a new food a week stage.  He's been watching us eat with interest and just last week began grabbing at my bowl/spoon so it's no longer safe to eat with him on my lap.  I'm simultaneously happy my boy is growing so healthy and strong, and weepy that he's no longer exclusively nursing.  Though I know momma's milk will remain the main nutrient source for at least the next 6 months, this heralds his first step towards independence. Also of note, Boaz rolled over completely from back to front Tuesday morning for the first time and is sitting up unassisted for a whole 30 seconds before tipping to the side.  It is no longer safe to leave him in his bouncy seat as he can arch his back to "jump" out!  Raspberries are still his favorite form of communication, but he is also working on the "a" sound.  He can get up a really hearty laugh now, but only for the ladies at work who know how to tickle his funny bone.  We're starting the transition to Bo staying home with the babysitter instead of coming to work with mom, but let's not talk about that or I will really start to cry.  I am so thankful for the blessing of his life, and want to enjoy every minute of him.

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