Originally Posted by jenfl
Anybody else's LO totally fascinated by food? Nugget wasn't like this at all, but Sprout stares while we're eating and tries to grab our food. DD didn't care at all. Sprout? FASCINATED.
Yes! Ds has pulled my plate off the table twice. He's much more a grabber than DD was. However, I don't know if he's just attracted to the bright colors or if he's really paying attention to what we're doing.Solids
-- I'm waiting until 6 months at least, and will probably start with vegetables. However, I'm really interested in this book:http://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-Moth...1962058&sr=8-1
(I saw it on CherryBomb's blog!
I'd like to read the part about first foods for babies. With DD, I started with rice cereal (
-- who would want to eat that??), and when DD hated it that made me rethink cereal and baby food... we ended up mostly just feeding mushed table food.
Jarred baby food is so nasty. Gerber makes a BABY food that is "Veal, Pasta, and Veg." Ick. No wonder so many people like to eat crappy almost-non-foods.
Originally Posted by jenfl
My exhausted husband stayed after his 7pm-7am shift ended this morning to go to medical records and get a copy of Sprout's record from his NICU stay. When peopple finally started arriving after 8am, they told him he had to make an appointment -- and the phone number to the appointment maker just goes to voice mail.
That is awful. I understand the need to keep records private, and I know they have a LOT of records to keep up with.... but seriously, is there an element of *trying* to make it difficult to retrieve them (or at least not remedying a situation that is difficult?). It is upsetting to me that the records are the property of the office/hospital and not the patient. At the CNM's office where we had DD, they had signs all over the place saying, "Records MUST NOT leave the premises," etc.
And furthermore-- here's another issue w/ records-- DS still hasn't been to a pediatrician, and part of the reason for that is that I have to get records from the midwives because the office will not accept him, at all, without some trail of medical records.
I know every detail in those records, but I have to bring in a file because my account is not good enough.LNF
(and everyone else!) thanks for the encouragement about the co-sleeping. I hope that the transition will be okay. I generally lie down to nurse him to sleep around 8 and then stay up and about myself until 10; I get up before him in the morning. So, maybe he won't notice so much if I'm not there sleeping next to him? I am sure I will notice, though.
Truly, though, even though I wish Dh were the kind to say, "OH, yes, I want
the baby to sleep with us," he has been supportive of my choices in a lot of other important ways (birth, circumcision, vaccines), so I think I need to just count my blessing and hope DS enjoys sharing a room with his sister.
Finally-- a big
to everyone dealing with 3/4 year olds. This is a challenging age! I went in to check on sleeping DD last night, and when I was pulling the blankets up around her chin, I almost started crying. I cannot believe that she was ever so tiny as DS-- and now she's talking constantly, questioning everything, weeping at ridiculous, tiny problems, and "playing" by doing the opposite of what we tell her to do. Oh my. Thankfully, I think her behavior has actually improved since DS was born. I hope it continues on an upward spiral.
ETA: I was just checking my e-mail, and I found a job offer for a job I applied for last spring. It's for teaching college English in the fall... 8 hours from where we now live. It's obviously a non-issue, now, but it's bittersweet. I miss teaching.