Thursday, June 28, 2007

Happy Half-Birthday TJ!!!

Well, today TJ turns 6-months-old! Can you believe it?!? Buckie and I feel like it has flown by, but we also don't remember what it was like NOT to have him! He is a very special boy--and a tremendous blessing in our lives!

He has hit some incredible milestones in the past few weeks! First, he crawled for the first time on Wednesday, June 20--eight days before turning 6 months! He hasn't quite mastered the hands & knee crawl, but he does this sort-of walrus crawl--he pulls his entire body forward with his arms and pushes with his toes. It's pretty cute--and fast!! He also says "ma-ma-ma-ma" everytime he wakes up and I enter his room to get him, so I've claimed his first word as "Ma-ma"! (Actually, he said it the other day for real!) Today, he pushed himself up into a sitting position for the first time! I was hoping for just one thing to tell his pediatrician at tomorrow's 6-month I have a bunch to report! I think she will be impressed! (And for those of you who think I'm pushing him to do these things...think again...he is just a winner! It's in his blood!)

As far as his eating goes, he is now eating solids at three of his meals each day! His favorite veggie is PEAS and he likes ALL the fruits he has tried so far--even PRUNES! Yuck! He loves to drink sips of diluted juice from a sippee cup when I offer it to him--that's a special treat he only gets about twice a week. More juice to come now that he is 6-months old!

So, happy half-birthday to TJ! I'm looking forward to what he does next...and I will post his new weight and length soon--we will find out tomorrow!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Don't Crawl Away, TJ...

What an over-achiever we have here! TJ is right on the verge of crawling...he just needs to figure out how to move his arms without diving face-first into the floor! :) Here are a few photos of him playing on his tummy with a musical ball. You can see how he is pushing up (and seems to be posing for them), and then in the next photo you can see how he is pushing up on his hands and FEET. And he is ONLY 5 MONTHS OLD!!! He is eating his solids very well. We have tried Rice Cereal, Oatmeal Cereal and Peas--and he eats them all up! In another month when he has his 6-month visit with the pediatrician, we will be moving in the direction of three meals a day...more on that when we actually get to it. In the meantime...take a little time to enjoy the great smile I captured after his tummy time play today--it will make you melt!! Happy June to you all! (Can you believe it is June already???) :)