I started writing a new post a few days ago...then got totally side tracked. I was reading it over today and realized that there was no point in even posting it any more, as things around here change so quickly with a baby!
My original post was about teething and baby food! At the time I was writing it Cole was cutting his second tooth and had begun a food strike. After our last doctors visit, we decided to move forward with solids since the little man was eating too many bottles a day. We were doing really well with it too until that damned second tooth started to make its appearance! All of a sudden Cole didn't want to eat anything anymore. Thankfully as soon as his second tooth cut through the gums he began to eat again.
Eating has been a fun little adventure. When we first started more food ended up...well...anywhere BUT in his mouth! After a couple of days he became a pro and was actually diving for the spoon before I could put it in his mouth. We've had rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, apples and pears so far. As of now, he likes everything!! Every couple of days we try out a new fruit or veggie, and I have decided we are going to give meat a try in the very near future (trying meat grosses me out lol...have you seen what it looks like in a baby food jar?!). Since I know that he likes quite a few fruits and veggies so far, I have started making up our own purees. It's so quick and easy and so much cheaper than buying the jarred stuff. I enjoy giving him new things to try and watching his little face for a reaction (some much funnier than others!).
Since we've started on solids, I can already that he has started putting on more weight than before, this and I think we are packing on the pudge before our 6 month growth spurt hits. First we get all pudgy and then we get long and lean.
I can't believe how quickly time is flying by...in a couple of weeks my little Peanut is going to be 6 months old already...my maternity leave and time at home will be half over. I'm so proud of the little person he is becoming and I'm excited for what is still yet to come!