Re: purees - I did both things. Sometimes Gabe ate off our plates, and sometimes he would have some purees. Why? because he liked that texture of food. He gobbled it up. I did do jars (Earth's best and beech nut. I don't like Gerber. can't articulate why, other than industry insanity) but only because making my own was too much for my sense of laziness.
The purees in the squeezey pouches - like plum organics, etc - Gabe will still eat those. He will ask for them on the baby food aisle. And because they are a healthy option for a snack, I don't tell him no.
Things that are meant to be purees or similiar sorts of textures- applesauce for example - He loves creamed sweet potato. Bean dip. guacamole. yoghurt, ice cream . .
Now, I was not the parent that brings baby jars to restaurants with us. For that, Gabe always ate off our plates. Shoot, I never even packed bibs. I rarely remember a sippy cup.
ITA those gerber meals are silly. Also they are meant to be nuked, and microwaving things isn't the best way to heat food. it loses some its nutritional value that way. I've always thought "kid food" was silly . . . but my 2 year old really does love chicken nuggets and fish sticks and hot dogs. oh well.
as for weight limit on Boba, IDK, like 35 lbs maybe? or 40? Gabe is around 25 more or less, so well within that mark.
Norah will fall asleep in her rocker. Nights are also kind of blurry for me. I am not a huge clock watcher, but if I am awake enough I notice. but sometimes she just wants her hand on my boob and goes back to sleep.
I wish my kids werent' so picky about how I lay with them when we co sleep; my side is achy! once in a while I can sleep on my back, but first Gabe (he sleeps on his own now), and now Norah prefer me to sleep facing them.
ETA: baby pic! Norah is 12 weeks today! and 12 lbs 3 oz and 24 inches long!
Edited by akind1 - 1/3/12 at 4:01am