Feb 24, 2013

7 Months Old!

He JUST keeps getting cuter! 
Josiah is 7 months old now.  He is such a joy!
You'll see his bottom two teeth in some of these pictures.  Too adorable! 
Multiple people say he doesn't look like me or Jason and I completely agree!  
I think he COMPLETELY looks like an Eklund! (My mom's Dad to be exact).  Which is not a bad thing at all, 'cause my grandpa was one handsome man!  
Any Eklunds reading this, give me a shout out if you agree!
He is just beginning to sit up.  He can do it on his own for up to 10 seconds, but will quickly topple.  In these pictures, he's helped by a Bumbo under the quilt that Auntie Jen made!
He rolls ALL over the place.  You set him down and he's off.  Never in one spot anymore!
He can do a little army crawl too!
This boy is busy and motivated to move!

We call him Grabby McGrabster because he has the York long arm reach.  Even if you think something is out of his reach... he lunges and shoots out his go-go-gadget arms and grabs it quicker than you can blink!  We've had a few water glasses spilled at the dinner table this way :)
He's interested in anything and everything.  And especially if it's new... he wants it... in his hands.  NOW!
He loves to be tickled and tossed in the air.  His giggles and full blown laughter are still the sweetest sounds.
He loves his big sister... all eyes on her when she's around.  And likewise she likes to entertain him with silly faces, dances and toys.  She's pretty much over the helping with diapers at this point.  But she insists on giving him hugs and kisses every time he goes for a nap and it melts my heart anew each time.
He's definitely a mama's boy.  His eyes follow me wherever I go and he's all smiles when I come into a room.  I can't say that I mind at all.  A friend of mine, when she found out we were having a boy, told me that there is a special bond between Momma and her son that is unlike any other.  I'm starting to get a taste of that :)
He's survived croup, an ear infection and the flu.  This boy's a trooper.  Ella was never this sick and it's caused me to educate myself even more on natural remedies, which we're now employing with MUCH success!
He's given us a run for our money in the sleep department.  After much advice, many trial and errors, and reading 4 books on infant sleep.  I finally came up with a method that worked!  He now consistently (save for the flu-zilla period of time) only wakes once a night to eat.  He goes to bed at 6 or 6:30pm, wakes at 3am to eat and sleeps again until 6 or 7 in the morning.  And with greater night time sleep, his daytime sleep has improved as well.  He now takes two long naps a day, sometimes a third short one thrown in in the morning.  Our house is much happier in general!  

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

And he's so cute when he sticks out his tongue! :-)