Thursday, April 02, 2009

Big day in the Newsome house!

So when Micah was born I wanted to try to make it to 6 months before feeding him 'solid' foods. I started Cara right before 5 months, on and off, wasn't very good at it until she got sick at 6 months. I thought it would make her sleep better, only to have it constipate her (I used the store bought rice cereal for a week or two before I found out about Super Baby Food). This time around, I was going to try to make it to 6 months. Well, we made it 5 months and 8 days...not too bad :). I actually got my book back from a friend on Saturday and was reading through again the first feeding/first foods part that evening, just to remind myself of stuff. Here was part of the list to know when your child is ready:

1) Your pediatrician gives you the ok--Check!
2) Your child is almost double his birthweight, or weighs at least 12 pounds--Check!
3) Your child wants to start eating MORE frequently--CHECK!! The past two days he rarely makes it 3-3.5 hours like he used to!
4) Your child starts adding back a feeding at night--DOUBLE CHECK!! I haven't posted about it, but since last week, he's started waking up again between 10 and 11 to have one last feeding...then he wakes up again between 5:30 and 6:30 am!! He was sleeping 7-7, and now, no matter what we try, he will not go back to sleep, he's so hungry.

I had bought some sweet potatoes and bananas for first foods. It depended on if I had time to make the sweet potatoes before we were ready, or if the bananas would be ripe enough. So, after last night, I just knew today was the day. I was trying to hold off until a Saturday when Eric would be home in the morning (in case of allergic reactions, I like to add first time babies try a food in the morning)....but since he has UIL this Saturday, that would be NEXT Saturday, and MOMMY couldn't make it that long! :)

So, during Micah's first nap Cara and I cooked and pureed 2 sweet potatoes. I got 2 ice cube trays out of it. I took one small cube and some thawed breast milk, and made this concoction:

As soon as Micah woke up from his nap....early but of course...I nursed him on one side, then plopped him in his high chair (after texting Eric and making sure it was ok I did this without him). Here was the picture of his VERY first bite:

Cute little grin after a couple of bites.

And my favorite picture of all:

All in all, it went very well. I can tell he was definitely ready to eat. Yea for a new milestone!


Valerie Cesari said...

That's so exciting. I love that last picture. He is absolutely adorable!!

Misty said...

I wholeheartedly agree! :) But that's a mommy for you!

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