Where did 6 months go? I have it all documented in endless photographs of Joseph but no idea what we've actually done with the time.
Joe has been very busy growing and developing and at 6 months is beginning to categorise similar objects together. I know this because tomorrow we're going to the Birkbeck Babylab so he can participate isn a study looking at what makes babies categorise different objects together.
Today I also saw this new understanding in action. While we were hanging out in the kitchen, he was staring at my mug. At first I thought this was because it has Daffy on it and was reflecting in the shiny binUntil I noticed he kept turning his head and checking out Matt's Bugs mug on the table before coming back to Daffy and making little "ha!" noises as he switched views:
6 months is also when it's recommended to start offering food other than milk. For the hell of it we're trying baby led weaning, so rather than spoon-feeding him pureed mush, we're giving him bits of the stuff we eat and are letting him go at it himself. It's proving to be messy (very, very messy) but a whole lot of fun.