Shannon Falls, August 2012

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Solid Foods

I've debated publishing this blog for many reasons, and we'll see if those reasons hold true once this is out there.

For the past 2 nights we've given Hayden "solid" food; well, as solid as Stage 1 baby food can get! We started with sweet potatoes, and he loves them! David and I debated whether to wait another month or give it a go already. After research and my mother's intuition, we decided it would be fine to try it out. He does great with the spoon and meets the requirements we kept finding for starting solids: assisted sitter, double birth weight, moves tongue back and forth, etc. The only problem is that I can't feed him fast enough! Yes, I'm still nursing and we're only trying solids at night right now. We'll stick with sweet potatoes for a few more days to see if he develops any allergy, then we'll move to another vegetable. I hear babies tend to love butternut squash!

Hayden can't wait til he's mobile. I'm sure you wonder how I know that, but I just do. If someone else has him and he sees me, he lunges for me. If you're assisting him in sitting up, he can and will pull himself up to a sitting position. He may not last long there, but he can do it. Hayden has also somewhat found his hands; no idea he has feet yet! But it's fun to watch him catch sight of his hands and realize they're there. He's also strong! If you're holding him he'll push off of you and lean back and move until he's where he wants to be. Oh, and talk about verbal! He never stops! I LOVE IT!

4 comments:

Amy said...

Do what you feel is best for your baby, Jamie! Keep up the good work and keep us posted on how things are going for you as you prepare to head back to school in the next couple of weeks...

Heather said...

I think we started Mattie Leigh on solids somewhere between 3 and 4 months. I think he meets all the requirements and if he is doing okay with it, then you didn't do it too early.

*eRiN RaChELLe* said...

I think he's huge and needs more than just breastmilk right now. I think you should totally do what u feel. I don't think anyone is going to make u feel bad about feeding your son. Keep up the good work, Mama. I miss my butterball.

Chas Ray said...

Do what you feel. Nobody knows better than you! He looks great and seems to enjoy it, so go ahead. =)