Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Half Birthday!

We made it to 6 months!! The next 17.5 years should be a breeze!

Look what a difference 6 months makes! I'll update tomorrow after her 6 month well baby appointment with her stats and all the fun new things she's doing.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Trick

Addy has learned how to put herself into a sitting position. I'm in amazement that she can do this. She doesn't stay for very long, because the girl is always on the move, but she gets herself there. She did it a couple times last week and I thought it was a fluke, but she gets better at it every day and is rarely laying down or lying still now.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Avocado Schmavocado

We gave Addy solids for the first time 2 nights ago. We originally wanted to wait till she was 6 months old, but since Jeff is leaving for sea soon, we decided to start a little early. You may ask why we wanted to wait till 6 months as apposed to the AAP and some pediatrician's recommendations. The AAP actually suggests starting solids between 4-6 months, and most pediatricians now start pushing cereal at 4 months.
This webpage explains why delaying solids is a  positive thing.

On to the fun stuff. We started Miss A on avocado instead of cereal, since avocado has actual nutritional value as opposed to cereal which has pretty much none. She didn't really like it the first night, she ate just a couple bites then refused to open her mouth. Ha ha. The second night she did MUCH better and would not only open her mouth for the spoon, but whine when I didn't get another spoonful in her mouth fast enough. Here are some pictures

First bite

This is food? I'm not too sure about this

Jeff wanted to get a close up reaction

Okay maybe it's not so bad

Nope still gross

I put the bowl down to see if she would try and feed herself, she was more interested in the camera than the food. 

I'll be updating soon with 6 month stats and all the cool new things she can do.