Wednesday, August 26, 2009

7-week update - baby Joshua


Ok, so I accidentally deleted this picture from later in this post. This is sister Sarah as a baby.

I wanted to blog about the baby - what he's like these days - so I'll see what comes to mind right now! He's sleeping better at night! I only get up once to feed him, usually around 5 am. I can handle that! He does get the hiccups a lot, usually after that feeding, so it's not always a right back to bed deal. Joshua likes to be held. Even when he's dry, fed, and awake - if I put him down he might last a few minutes before he's crying, and stops as soon as I pick him up. So, I try to enjoy it, but there are times when I have to let him cry and get something done. He's smiling more now, letting his personality come through. If you catch him right after a nap or a feeding you can usually get some good smiles. And a smiling baby is like a "good" drug! When things are going rough or are a bit stressful, I hold the baby and talk to him, until I've calmed down.

He's loving his baths now. I like to let him just kick for awhile and he gets so excited. I'm adding a video at the end of this post. He's 7 weeks now, and already wearing 3-6 month clothing. We get comments about what a big boy he is. I like to call him my little man. I still can't get over his perfect skin and little frog legs. He's lost most of his hair, now, just like Ben did. He's got a little cold or allergy right now, with a snotty nose. It hasn't seemed to bother him too much, except when I try to suck it clean. And I've gotten pretty messy from holding him on my shoulder!

So, people either ask us if he looks like Ben or Sarah - or tell us he looks like Ben or Sarah. I thought it would be fun to post pics of all three of them and have you decide - I'd like to see what the majority is. I love what my friend Mindy said the best, "He comes from the family mold!"


BenjaminThis is Kannon's brother, JJ, when he was a baby. We thought Ben looked like him, but I think this picture looks more like Joshua. Definitely related!


The Crew said...

I think he looks a lot like Sarah! Our little Gibbs seems to look a lot like his sister as well!

John said...

I think he looks like Sarah too!

tonzfam said...

I agree he is just from the family mold! Sophie loves to kick in the water too! Your kids are so cute!