Hope you and your little ones are all ok. Can't believe they all at least 6 months old already. Joshua seems to do new things everyday -it is great isn't it?
Joshua is doing great and still the centre of attention wherever he goes. We went for a uni meal to celebrate the Chinese New Year and they all adored Joshua. John's boss fetched a bowl of icecream for herself and sat Joshua on her lap while she 'ate' it. Unfortunately Joshua had other ideas and ate the whole bowl himself. I think he had sore gums (he seems to have a day of teething symptoms then nothing more for a couple of weeks) the look of relief on his face when the icecream was melting in his mouth was amazing.
We are visiting my cousin at the weekend, I have only met her 2 times but we have written to each other since I was about 8 years old. They live in Devon and we live in Coventry. Anyway we are going to stay with her for the night before we come back on Sunday. I am so looking forward to seeing her and showing Joshua off.
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Would love to see more pictures of all the other June/July babies!!
I can't believe how organised you all seem to be with meals. Joshua has only been on solids since Boxing day so is still on 2 meals a day.
dinner & bottle- approx 1pm
tea & bottle -approx 6pm
bedtime bottle -approx 10pm
He loves his food and seems to have a wide range of likes. The only thing he refused to eat was brocolli & cauliflower. He loves having peas, carrots sweetcorn and rice together (lovely green goo!) and he loves weetabix. He really enjoyed chicken and rice -he has only had meat once so far. I tend to give him tinned apricot and tinned peaches puree which he adores -I think it is definitely his favorite. The health visitor said it is ok to give tinned fruit if it is in juice not syrup. It is a lot softer and doesn't go brown.
Kim -Joshua has only ever used a sleeping bag and he is really happy in it. He hates being covered but he is fine with the sleeping bag. I find he tends not to move around that much when he is in it. He sleeps with his pig, a tigger cuddly toy which rattles and a large crocodile activity cuddly toy that rattles, squeaks, crinkles etc lots of different textures. I also have a musical projector that plays a lullaby for 10 minutes when he goes to bed. He is brilliant at night and seems to get on with his routine. We bath him about 7pm and play with him for an hour. Then he has a cuddle until bedtime. We feed him, change him etc then we read him a bedtime story. John shows him round his bedroom, we have fabric poohbear, eeyore and piglet wallhangings so John lets Joshua have a feel of them -his favorite is Eeyore. Then John lets him have a look at himself in the mirror for a few minutes. This is when I take over. I dim the lights and put Joshua in his cot. Then I put his mobile on (poohbear of course!). After it has finished playing I place his dummy in his mouth and put his pig in his arms, give him a kiss and turn the projector on and leave the room. He is always asleep within 10 minutes. He sleeps straight through until at least 8am when John goes in to say goodbye before he goes to work.
Joshua is still a little monster during the day. He still cries a lot but is interacting so much now. He is very strong -always been able to support his own neck since he was born. He likes to stand on my tummy. He holds on to my fingers and pulls himself up and stands there grinning for ages before he plops down. He loves to play airplanes too.
I had an accident with my camera on Saturday. I was taking lots of pictures of Joshua and he was sitting on the floor. He started to fall and I dropped my camera and grabbed him. The camera landed on its lens and was a right-off the lens collapsed and fell apart. So Sunday I got a new digital camera. It is a lot smaller than my old one so hopefully won't be easily damaged. I have taken 583 pictures of Joshua since Sunday. So far I have filled 8gb on my laptop with photos most of them are of Joshua. He is such a poser!!!
Anyway, I had better go for now, we are going to watch the new Wallace and Gromit movie. Joshua is having a cuddle off his daddy!
Me 36 husband 38. Been together for over 16 years.
2000 -2003 Clomid
Sept - Oct 03 IVF abandoned due to poor response.
Dec -Feb 04 IVF early m/c
Sept -Nov 04 IVF ++++
10 July 2005 -Our precious son Joshua James was born.