Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Well, baby...

No, not the intro to a Isaac Hays love song- just a note that we had another well-baby check yesterday. The little one is getting bigger. And bigger. He's 12lb10oz now, which makes for another 2 lb gain in a month as long as he picks up those other 6 oz in the next week (which is likely). I am thinking that he either measured wrong or my husband heard them wrong at the last appointment, because he seems to have shrunk an inch, measuring in at 23.5 inches. I know that they don't shrink at this age, but they sure do squirm on the measuring table. Let's just call it 24" and be done with it. These numbers put him in the 10th percentile for height and weight but, my gosh, he seems so awfully big to me!

We started cereal last night. I was going to wait until 6 months, but he is so darn HUNGRY all the time- I am hoping this will help. I am making all of his food, including the cereal. I went to this link posted by Shannon and I love it. So, his first meal was brown rice cereal, ground and cooked with love by mommy. The organic acorn squash, green beans, and carrots are ready and frozen. And about half of the people who find out I'm making the food don't actually think I am crazy- I thought it would be higher.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's a book called "Super Baby Foods" that has recipes and such. We also thought it had some good advice about what foods to avoid, how much to feed, etc.

dish said...

Thanks! I'm always looking for good books- I'll check it out.