A brief update on the boy - he has two teeth now which he loves to use to gnaw on anything and everything. All his stuffed toys go straight into his mouth and get a rich drenching of slobber on a regular basis.
He is also sitting up quite well now which makes it challenging to put him down to sleep. We rock him, sing to him, and then lay him down in his crib but then he whines rolls over, and sits bolt upright and cries. I am no sleep expert, but unless you are a cow, it is awful hard to sleep sitting upright in the middle of a bed. Cows can sleep standing up but to my knowledge, Joshua has no bovine heritage. I have yet to convince him that sitting up is not condusive to sleep.
Joshua can't quite sit up on his own yet however we were glad to discover that he is big enough and strong enough to stay put in the harness of a regular stroller without slouching excessively. As you can see from his smile, Joshua much prefers it this way because he can more easily see the world than he could from lying on his back in the baby carrier.
Here at OMF Intl HQ in Singapore, we are right across the street from the beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is a huge park and gardens that is lush, green, full of beautiful flowers, and wonderful for going for a walk with baby. Although lectures and other business take a lot of our time, we've managed to go a few times and take oodles of photos. Here are a few.