Monday, March 03, 2008

Like Father, Like Son

This past weekend, I started Josh on his very first cereal. He turned four months old on Friday and had been showing a little interest in what we put in our mouths. I had been given some rice cereal and figured that was a good thing to start with. Josh really surprised me with how easily it was to feed him. Daddy held Josh on his lap while I spooned the cereal in. Joshua, naturally, let some of it dribble on his chin, but it was rather fun watching him figure out what to do with this new food. He caught on very quickly and soon was getting upset if I took too long with the next spoonful. For the past two days, I have only been feeding him a couple teaspoon fulls, if that. But this evening, when I fed Josh again, he wanted more when the rice cereal was gone. So I mixed a little cereal with a teaspoon of banana baby food. Oh, he really liked that and he cried once again when it was gone. Actually he threw a fit until I made a little more. I must say that Josh takes after his Daddy and loves to eat!

Josh goes to the doctor tomorrow for his four month check-up. I'm hoping she won't say that he is too fat, because he is such a big boy! He has grown out of his 3-6 month clothes and is now wearing his 6 and 9 month clothes. He is also growing out of his car seat and it is getting too heavy for me to lug around with him in it. So, Adam and I are looking into getting a convertible car seat that can "grow" with Josh. There is a couple of them at BJ's which both seem to have pretty good reviews, so we will be investing in one in the very near future. My only concern is that then I will have to carry Josh differently when I go grocery shopping, as he cannot yet sit up entirely on his own. We shall see how this whole thing develops. And I wish I could get a picture of him smiling so you could see his two little teeth. He is the cutest little boy ever!

(In this last picture he's saying, "Don't take my cereal away yet!")

6 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, what fun! He is just adorable and I love the pudgy little face. I don't think he will be too heavy. He looks just perfect to me!! I love to hear how much you are enjoying Josh.

Rachel said...

What fun! He IS a little cutie...ALMOST as cute as my own two. Heehee!

Michelle said...

When I switched Jonathon to the convertable carseat, I kept the infant carseat in the truck and used that for grocery shopping and other short errands. I have always been alittle unsure of the stores that have the carseats built-on to the shopping carts. You never know how clean they really are!!

Bethany said...

Good idea... I was afraid of going shopping and then finding out that the store I was going to didn't have the built on car seat. I hadn't thought about germs! Maybe I will keep his infant seat in the truck, just for those occasions.

Country Blonde said...

What a big boy he is getting to be!!

Wanda said...

What a little darling!! I remember those first cereal days ~~ more on me and the baby than inside his little mouth!!

I posted a picture of Issac, my great grandson today on my Wanda's World ~~ You're little Josh just makes me more anxious to move.