Tuesday, October 21, 2014

6 Months Old

Goober boy is half a year old! :) He is doing new things all the time and we really feel like each stage is even more fun than the one before. It just keeps getting better. :) Elias is 17 pounds of pure personality. lol. He enjoys laughing, being loud, and rolling around all over the living room. He is becoming a little active boy. He's just in a constant state of wiggling and moving around. :)

We finally had a tooth break through the surface on 10/15! You can see a glimpse of it in the 6 month picture below. :) His drooling has gone down a little but he is still rubbing his gums a lot. I have a feeling that a second tooth is not far behind.

He started showing an interest in what we were eating this month so we gave him his first taste of solid food about two weeks ago. I just mushed up a little piece of banana and added a smidge of water to liquify it a little bit for him. I think he was ok with the flavor, but he wasn't sure what to do with the texture. lol. Anyway I gave it a few days and tried again with the same response. I moved on to baby apple sauce next. I let him hold the spoon, stick it in his own mouth, chew on it. You know, just let him feel it out. He seemed to like that. And when I tried spoon feeding him again the next day, he actually tried to eat it. We're still in exploration mode. Not rushing to get him on baby food, just giving him the opportunity to try some new flavors. It's fun. :)

And last but surely not least, he started leaning in for kisses this past weekend. Ryan and I are in heaven with that. lol. It's so sweet! Anyway, that's it. Enjoy the pictures of month 6!

Getting ready for Elias' first flight and our first big family vacation. :)
He was a total trooper on the plane! He was all smiles playing with Daddy here.
Hanging out on the balcony at the hotel and watching the boats go by. :)
This is Elias with his aunts, uncle, and cousin. We had such a wonderful time with them. It was a big day for him even though he doesn't know it yet. :) We're blessed to be connected to such a loving family through adoption. 
He decided that he's a stomach sleeper this month. It made me nervous at first, but I've gotten used to it. :) He's always readjusting and moving around in his sleep now. :)
First taste of banana. Kind of unsure about it. lol
Cuddles and smiles with big cousin Brookie. I love this picture so much! :)
Kisses for Daddy!
My happy boy. He brings us so much joy! <3

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tips for Traveling with a Baby

I'm so glad I finally got this vlog done! haha. :) We went on our first big family vacation a few weeks ago and it was a very successful trip. We not only had a great time, but really felt like we adequately prepared for traveling with a baby. The video below is just a recap of our learnings. Hope this is helpful to anyone looking to travel soon! :)

I realized after I uploaded that my camera cut out a section that I had filmed about a carseat check bag. Boo. Anyway, this one came in super handy as Ryan carried it through the airport, and the bright color made it easy to spot at baggage claim -

Other products mentioned:
JuJuBe BFF diaper bag (these bags are pretty pricey. I scored on a used one on eBay)