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Jess - Just wanted to say that I went through something similar with our ped when we had the solids discussion. She didn't even know what BLW was and when I explained it to her, she was like, "sure, you can do that when she's like 7-8 months but not sooner". I was thinking to myself, yeah, whatever lady!
I was on the fence about rice cereal but since Selin was initially giving us trouble taking a bottle while I was gone, we decided to try it when she was 5-1/2 months old, right before I went back to work FT. She HATED it! I still have the box and am planning to make baby rice cereal pancakes out of it (found a recipe online). We even tried mixing some fruit baby food in it and she still wouldn't take it. I then decided to stop forcing the cereal and jar baby food and just follow her cues.
Around 6 months, she started to become REALLY interested in what DH and I were eating (like dropping her mouth open and flailing her arms around, she was that excited!) We started giving her finger sized fruits and veggies and slowly introduced other foods. I know I've mentioned this site before, www.wholesomebabyfood.com, but I use their food charts as guidelines for what foods she can eat and when. She has never had a Gerber puff or Graduates meal, I prefer to give her fresh, real food and
h2ofilter wrote:Christine and Ashley- Before I forget, I want to wish you guys good luck with your student teaching!
Christine and Ashley- Before I forget, I want to wish you guys good luck with your student teaching!
kdoerpholz wrote:Pets names and ages?
Pets names and ages?
Reading all the stories about hand/footprints in clay makes me wish we would've done that with Selin. We have an extra card from the hospital of her footprint but that's it. Maybe for her 1st birthday. :-)
cassiopeiae wrote:AFM - my mom got here on Friday and it's been so nice having her here! I probably won't be on the board too much until after Christmas because she's here until then (and then my Dad joins us on Dec. 24th for a week). DH went back to work today, so it was just me and my mom versus Evan, but we managed pretty well. Granted, we didn't get much of anything done besides looking after him, but hopefully we'll get better (and then I'll have to learn how to do everything myself come January!).
Alyssa - You are so lucky that your parents are able to come and help you out! It makes such a difference to have an extra set of hands so you can just take a shower or run to the grocery store. Come January, just take each day at a time and if you have a bad day, just look forward to a fresh start the next day. That's what I've been telling my SIL as her DH just went back to work last week after being home on paternity leave for a month. She is at or with my MIL nearly daily so she's not really "by herself" yet but I'm jealous because I had no one here with me everyday when Selin was first home from the hospital as my DH had to go back to work right away and my parents could only come out 1-2 times/week because they live kinda far and we had no where for them to sleep in our house. I plan to do things much differently when we come home with baby #2. :-D
Sorry if I missed anyone. I have been reading all the posts from my phone (love how it now includes the text of the post in the email instead of having to click on a link!).
By the way, has anyone heard from Kim (gt_kim)? I thought she said she was going to be induced last week. I've been checking the pgcy thread but there hasn't been much mention of her.
Anywho, AFM...Selin is now cruising!! Yesterday I caught her in action and she is just so proud of herself. I have to try to get it on video. I cannot believe she will be 10 months old in just a little over a week. I'm beginning to worry that I'm going to have an emotional breakdown once she turns a year old. :-( My baby fever is ramping up a little more each week.
I am sick, again. I called off work Friday and today and finally got in to the doctor today. I have congestion, cough, swollen glands and an ear infection. Even the doc joked that I'm a little old for an ear infection, LOL, but I've got one nevertheless. She put me on an antibiotic and said to use backup protection for a month, which for DH probably means abstinance since he hates condoms and we can't risk an oops with our current insurance situation. Oh and the day I got sick I also slipped and fell on a large patch of ice at one of my client's houses.
Speaking of that situation, not much has changed. DH is now talking with another agent but so far it's still looking like we'll have to wait at least a year. Still trying to decide what to do but at least DH is openly talking about TTC baby #2. :-)
Oh and lastly wanted to add that if anyone is looking for a spare AC adapter for their Medela pump, they are impossible to find in stores! I went to two baby superstores and Target and finally had to drive out to the specialty mother/baby store here because they are the only ones who carried it. Every place had the car adapter but not the AC adapter. Amazon also carries it but I wanted it sooner rather than later since I haven't been able to pump everyday. I tried the battery adapter but the suction was just not the same, or maybe it was my batteries. LOL
As far as feeding goes, every baby is different. My son was grabbing for our food at 4 1/2 months so that is when I started him on cereal despite the fact our pediatrician said to wait until 5 months. I didn't really care. My son did really well with his cereal and he still eats it in the morning with fruit and he also loved his baby food. I didn't have the time to make my own food with my job but I didn't have any problem giving him baby food or any of the other toddler meals
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Adrienne & Christine - I actually got that book on the suggestion from Ella (THanks Ella!) so I have been reading it in my spare time. I need to bring it upstairs with me so I can read it at night when I am up with Gabby :) I sent some links including the wholesomefoods link to DH and we are going to discuss. I have to remember that he is Gabby's parent too and has a say in things...I sometimes feel like because I take care of her 95% of the time that I have more say in things. But we had a discussion and I admitted that I was wrong - doesn't happen to often...hehe So we are going to talk. Luckily we have a few months to have this discussion.
Thanks again for all the suggestions. I appreciate it.
Sandy we had the exact same experience. Teddy was definitely ready for solids when I started introducing purees at 4 months and was barely interested in nursing. Now we do a mix of foods which we are eating, pureed baby food meals, and baby cereals (sorghum, wheat,etc) with milk and fruit, I also nurse him 2-3 times a day (he won't nurse more then that).
Since he still has no teeth there is absolutely no way he would be happy and full if I just did "adult food"- it also wouldn't be a balanced meal at all. So for us a mix of a few different styles definitely made the most sense.
So far his favorite foods are Greek full fat plain yogurt, his milk porridge with fruit, and pancakes. :)
Oh my gosh Christine, I can't