Now that he is eating cereal, the pediatrician said it would be good if he started drinking a little of water too. He won't take it out of a bottle so we introduced his first sippy cup. As you can tell, he knows just what to do with it; although, there's not as much drinking going on as there is teething. Today was cold and rainy AGAIN. I was desperate to find new things to keep him occupied, and then I saw the mirror! He found a new friend and practiced sitting up. He's doing pretty well- a whole 30 sec. before tipping over. (It's because he saw a picture of Saige sitting up and he wants to do it now too!) He's looking cute in his new pajamas from Mamma.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
That's Ok...this family knows the meaning of determination...or at least stubbornness. We tried again the next day with him sitting in his Bumbo seat on the kitchen table. That worked very well; he loved the cereal after I thickened it a little. He likes to hold the spoon himself and try to shove it in his mouth. Sometimes I'm not sure if he likes the food or chewing on the spoon more. If I take too long between bites though, he leans toward the bowl, reaches his hands over and grunts for more. Today we are going to try oatmeal cereal (such a difference from rice), and we might even try some sweet potatoes tomorrow. We have to wait for Daddy to try the good stuff because he's not convinced that these cereals are "solid foods."
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
His room (and the above outfit) are all about bugs. It might seem like a strange choice, but if you know us very well, you know that we are not really into sports all that much. And in case you haven't noticed before, a large portion of baby boy things are sports related. When we were decorating his room, we really wanted something that reflected us but weren't sure how that translated into a baby's room. Charlton collected bugs when he was little and so when we saw this crib bedding set we thought it was the answer. Plus, it was different from everything else we had seen (and we like being different).
Charlton painted the blue and green
stripes, and very patiently stuck each wallpaper bug along the wall. His hard work paid off because those bugs were the first thing that Steven focused on. He first discovered them while laying on the changing table; by 8 weeks he was totally in love with the little guys and "talked" to them like they were old friends. He now talk to us instead of the bugs, but the changing table still remains one his favorite places to hang out. My mom says that she's never seen a baby so happy to be on his changing table!