Fooooooood!

We introduced Austin to solid foods last week.

Was it a success? Is it a complete and utter mess after he’s done eating? Is he pissed when it’s gone?

The answer to all three questions is a resounding YES!

Pumpkin. Sweet potato. Pears. Peas and spinach. Apple, pumpkin, and granola. Blueberry and purple carrot teething biscuits. Prunes (he’s only pooping once every 7-10 days), though they’re not working as anticipated – just a lot of farting.

We tried feeing him in the Bumbo with the tray attached in the middle of the table but he just went reaching for our dinners, so we moved him to a stand-alone highchair. He goes in for a spoonful of food with reckless abandon. He cries when it’s all gone even though he knows he’ll get the boob in just under an hour. But he’s getting it.

Giving him a smaller spoonful reduces some of the mess, until you go to give him the next one and half of the previous spoonful leaks out of his mouth. He’s very impatient when it comes to eating. He wants it all…NOW!

He’s getting boob milk five times a day which is now complimented by making a mess eating regular food – something Graham can use some help with. I’ve never seen a kid make more of a mess with a dry bowl of Cheerios than him. He takes them by the handful and shoves them in his mouth like it’s the last thing he’ll ever eat. He continues to find individual Cheerios throughout the day and pops them in his mouth as he finds them

Besides the new foods and tastes Austin’s been super-eager to try, he seems to be close to crawling. He’ll get up and rock back-and-forth on all fours, reverse crawls (pushes himself backwards), and spins around until he reaches his destination. Almost time to replace the baby gates. Once he’s completely mobile, that’s when the real fun starts. And by fun I mean insanity. No longer will I be able to put him in the middle of the living room and walk away knowing he won’t move outside of a five-foot radius. Once they start crawling, you find them under the couch or next to you in the kitchen. If you need to so something like shower, the exersaucer must be used.

In other words, all hell is about to break loose

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