Happy holidays everyone!
Aydensmama, good to see you again! Your boys are adorable and so glad Mason is doing well!
Hey April! How did the move go? Are you guys feeling settled and enjoying the frosty north?
Maria, wow! So glad you and your family are ok
That must have been very scary.
Sabbath, if Autumn is rolling I might try putting her to sleep on her belly
: At least that way no gunk/saliva are dripping into her throat. Hopefully it passes soon. Rachel is teething also and we're having good results with the Hyland's teething tablets. Maybe it's a dumbo's feather thing but she does seem to be sleeping better. I hope whatever teeth she might be getting pop through soon.
Hi Heather! Re: the chicken... yikes. I started chicken with my older daughter when she was like 7 months. I actually blended it with sweet potatoes and peas to make a "dinner." I have never heard it's an 18+ month food! I would be interested in the reason if you find out. Anyway, I WOH and regarding the starting of solids, my DCP is cool with whatever. When the baby can sit up at the table and starts trying to grab food from other kids
they ask if it's ok to give cheerios. I think at that point (when she can pince cheerios) I'll send whatever we start with - probably sweet potatoes again since I can blend some breastmilk into it. They warm food in crock pots like bottles so the breastmilk goodies wouldn't be killed by microwaves. Probably pears and apples next. With my older daughter I made everything and froze it in ice cube trays. Then I'd just bring in a couple of cubes per day and ask them to give it around lunch time. They will spoonfeed if you want, though when DD1 started refusing the spoon they let me know so I could bring more finger foods. I have a center and I've never tried the fresh food feeder but I'm not sure on the deal there - whether it would be a "hazard" or whatever. They have state guidelines to adhere to so they have some funny rules (no crib bumpers for example). Anyway, a friend of mine used them and her kids did really well with large chunks of peeled fruit, veggies and some softer meats.
I think that's all I have to say on that subject but let me know if there's something you want to know specifically
Cori, many, many hugs coming your way
Blech. R has been up a ton lately too so I had a glimpse into how interrupted sleep (or none at all) can affect your outlook. I hope things get better for you soon and that you figure out the tt issues. What can they do for an posterior tie? My DH had a pallette expander when he was a kid... I wonder if they can/ should do that with a baby? Anyway, here are more hugs
Sorry about the pain and the sleep situations!
We had a nice xmas - DD1 was overwhelmed and mainly played with the baby toys
: All in all pretty jolly and my mom wasn't too big a hassle. She basically made the entire xmas dinner *and* cleaned up, which was nice