Josiah Dodge is 10 months old today!
Josiah weighs about 18 pounds and wears both 12 & 18 month clothing, and he is still in size 3 diapers. Josiah's eyes are still a deep blue, and his hair is continuing to lighten. It's not nearly as dark as it was at birth. Every once in awhile, I think I spot a little bit of red in it.
Through scooting on his belly and rolling, Josiah can get anywhere he wants! He sometimes gets up on all fours, but he hasn't mastered crawling yet. He has two very enthusiastic cheerleaders/coaches who can't wait for him to crawl!
Josiah's personality continues to be very mellow and sweet. He is incredibly observant and is content to watch everything that's going on around him--and, with Isaac and Emma, that's usually a lot! He has started laughing more and more. The other night, Isaac did a somersault on his way to brush his teeth, and Josiah started laughing louder than I'd ever heard!
Josiah eats avocado, banana, applesauce, peas, squash, and sweet potatoes. Just in the last week, he has started experimenting with puffs and mum-mum crackers--it's mostly entertainment for him, though he does get some in his mouth. Isaac and Emma love to feed him!
I didn't even take a 9 month picture of Josiah as December was so busy! In the last few months, he has flown to both Minnesota and Colorado. Josiah and I traveled to Minnesota with my parents for my uncle's funeral the weekend before Christmas.
Josiah was a great roommate at the hotel!
Even though it was such a sad occasion, it was wonderful having Josiah along as a baby brings such joy!
|Josiah and my cousin Anna|
|Josiah and my uncle Jon|
|Josiah and my great-aunt Audrey|
And, it wasn't just my Josiah bringing smiles to others, but there was another baby Josiah from my aunt's side of the family at the funeral, too! This Josiah is also a third child, and his mom, Sarah, and I had some great chats about learning to mother three kids (one of my favorite topics of conversation right now!).
|two Josiahs in Minnesota|
I definitely enjoyed all the extra time I had during our weekend in Minnesota with my parents. I treasure sweet moments of seeing my parents with my children! Here's Josiah
eating sharing the Wall Street Journal with my dad.
Josiah also celebrated his first Christmas!
We flew to Steamboat on Christmas Eve. Just like our flight to Minnesota, Josiah was an incredibly calm and quiet baby on the flight.
|Christmas Eve service in Steamboat|
We spent Christmas in Steamboat with our entire Rinn family, which meant Josiah got to spend lots of time with his cousin Briggs. (In my head, I always call him "Briggsy," since that's what Emma always calls him, too!)
I tried so hard to get both of these baby boys smiling early on Christmas morning!
"Mom, can we please be done with pictures?"
I decided I really have adapted to being in the South, as I bought Josiah a long-all for Christmas! I used to think smocking was just ridiculous and now I just love it! Really, I love the baby boy in the smocking.
Over Christmas, we rode the gondola to the top of the mountain for a BBQ/square dance night! Dave danced with Josiah for "The Hokey Pokey," and Josiah smiled this big and giggled through the entire thing!
Josiah recently discovered that it's fun to unload cabinets!
And, just for fun--one year ago, I was 29 weeks pregnant with Josiah!