Sunday, April 13, 2014

All About Jude

Six months is the perfect baby age.  I love it so much that part of me could just keep them at this age forever. But then I remember how much I love five year olds and somehow forget 3 year olds... 

Anyway, this sweet baby of mine is in that perfect phase of smiling

          sitting, snacking...  and snack sitting...
 laughing, sleeping, and never wandering more than about a foot in any direction.

And then, on top of those perfectly chubby cheeks, sometimes I get to put him in animal themed jackets.

I even think he is cute when he is sad, most of the time.
 Frustrated because he can't reach all the way into the lego bin...
 Jude is the king of solid foods.  I started him on simple stuff at 4 months because he was just begging to eat off our spoons all day long.  If he watched you scoop up food and put it in your mouth without sharing, he would cry.  It has been a happy road of solid food ever since.  There is nothing he won't try and nothing he doesn't want more of.


 Our usual pattern is wake up, play on the floor with some toys for awhile, eat, play on the floor some more, eat again, throw in some jumperoo time or sibling/mommy play time, and then its time for a nap.

 He took a plane ride with us to Seattle where he got to spend the day with Aunt Kristy.  He takes a bottle without a problem so I really thought the day would go pretty well.  But, it turns out this kid really likes nursing.  Not so much for eating as much as a moment of comfort before nap time.  So, he cried for her a lot.
 She forgave him.
 I have started to cart around snacks for him already and he had his first lollipop the other day thanks to his big sister.  We have strict rules about who is allowed to feed the baby, but after trying just a sample lick from Scarlet, he latched onto that sucker and wouldn't let go.  I have really lightened up on the "when to introduce foods to babies" rules...


His first swing!  It was magical for both of us.

 Can you see those two bottom teeth?  They were a bear to get out, but he sure loves his new biting power.
 Once I get my camera working again, the first thing I'm doing is taking some bare skinned shots of this guy.  His baby thighs are dreamy, you will want to squish them through your computer screen.


5 comments:

David Earl said...

Jude is such a sweetheart! Love those thighs!!

Mindy said...

He is adorable. The picture of him in that jacket makes me think of Asher. I love this kid's smile. I can't get enough of it.

Sam and Rachel said...

So dang cute!

Kristy said...

I'd still watch him again, he's that cute.

Katie said...

I can't wait to see those bare skinned shots. I love some baby chub. Sure wish you were closer, so our fat ones could be buddies. :) Isn't that phase before they can crawl all over the place divine? I am missing those days, now that Everett is crawling like a mad man to ingest anything he can get his chubby fingers around.