Saturday, July 25, 2009

Joel is Half-A-Year Old...

Joel is 6 months old today! Time really flies.


He is really our bundle of joy...

I've been staying at home with him for the past months. Initially, I wasn't comfortable and felt insecure cos no stable income and I never really like the feeling of asking money from my husband.. However, God has been very very kind to me by blessing me with some "side incomes" that enough for myself and Joel.

Taking care of Joel by myself is really rewarding and full of excitements, especially witnessing his 'first-time'... =P I've also successfully get him into a routine. With this routine, I really have more time for my own. I learn one important thing, never let your baby decides his routine! It'll be a chaos.

Joel's routine (reference):

10:00am Wake up & feeding
10:30am Bath time
11:30am I'll go downstairs with Joel to buy my lunch
12:30pm Feeding & nap time
3:00pm Wake up & feeding
Some activities:
- Play cards
- Watch baby's program
- Etc
5:00pm Short Nap
6:00pm Feeding
Some outdoor activities
*Usually at this hour, we'll be waiting for my husband to come back*
7:00pm Dinner
*My husband will drives us out for dinner*
8:30pm Wipe body and change to PJ
9:00pm Feeding & Bed time

Well, sometimes not that punctual but most of the time he'll follow this routine. :)



His progress since 3 months old:

  • Able to hold his head steadily
  • Can bear weight on legs
  • He loves to coo and coos a lot!!!!
  • Able to grasp thing
  • And will put anything that he reaches into his mouth
  • Loves to blow bubbles
  • Recognize his own name
  • Recognize mom and dad voices
  • He loves to play his own hands and feet...
  • Able to roll over
  • Bad sleeping positions (sometimes can turn 360 deg)
  • Able to sit momentary with support
  • Stranger anxiety