Learning to serve the Lord and my family one day at a time.

Learning to serve the Lord and my family one day at a time.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

6 Months Old!

Like most things around here, I'm just now getting around to finalizing this post that I wrote a month ago!

We celebrated Daniel's half birthday last weekend! I feel like we just brought him home but at the same time, I can't remember our family without him. He is an incredibly happy, sweet natured little guy. He loves to make a funny little noise my aunt calls the squeaky door when he is happy. He loves attention of course but is more than happy to amuse himself on the floor or in the exersaucer.

He has been scooting his way around the floor for a few weeks now but last week he started to get on his hands and knees! He hasn't made any progress this way, he just rocks back and forth until he finally collapses on his tummy.

I wanted to wait until he was officially 6 months to start solids but his doctor was concerned about his large dip off his growth chart down to the 4th percentile. That compounded with his lack of dirty diapers compelled me to start solids two weeks before his 6 month mark. I had already decided to skip the rice cereal and dive right into real foods. Certain foods can help little tummies move along so we started with pears because that's what I had ripening at home. He's had pumpkin, avocado, pears, peas, applesauce and bananas. Those last two aren't in the moving things along catergory but we had them so that what he got. That's pretty much how I role with baby food- healthy and in my fridge? That's what you're getting for dinner.