Friday, March 14, 2008

Do me a solid, would you?

So we are contemplating starting Otto on solids soon.

Signs that he *might* be ready...
Officially, he will be 6 months old in about a week. He can sit supported in a high chair, bring things to his mouth (and when I say things, I mean whatever he can get his grubby little hands on), and can refuse things (he tells me he's done nursing by twisting his head the other way and refusing to make eye contact).

He does not, however, have any teeth yet, nor is he acting "hungry" after nursing. So I dunno.

I don't want to over think the solids thing but at the same time, I want him to get the right start. So I'm thinking of just giving him a little banana in a week or so and seeing what he does with it. If its not a hit for whatever reason, I'll wait a couple weeks and try again. But it would be fun for the first solids event to coinside with my mom's visit to us next week. Wouldn't it?

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Speaking of my mom visiting, holy SHIT do I need to clean my house. I mean, really. It is a pig sty within a sty. And I'm not even kidding. We are lucky if we get the dishes done every day and the bathrooms cleaned once a week. Anything beyond that (well, and laundry, I guess) is gravy. And we haven't had much gravy lately, lemme tell ya.

So that's how I will be spending this weekend- scrubbing, vacuuming, dusting, and all that crap- probably alot of it with a baby strapped to my back. I know, I know, people do it (and more!) all the time. That doesn't make it fun, though, does it?

1 comment:

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Just tonight, I told Kyle for the one billionth time "HOW do people live with babies without strapping them to their backs?!" I mean, seriously. AJ is on my back in the Ergo so much, sometimes I get concerned it's too much. But that's a whole 'nother post.

Anyway, I say go for it on the solids! You'll know pretty quickly if he isn't ready for it. Smashed banana is a great start. So is cooked and pureed sweet potatoes. I bet your mom would have a blast with it. Coming from someone who started solids with her oldest the exact day she turned four months old (*roll eyes*) I will say it is so much easier to start them at six months.

Have fun cleaning. Don't wear yourself out! Your mama is coming to see you (well, probably coming to see Otto mostly, right?), not your house! ;)