Tuesday, January 29, 2008

first solid food

Today, we fed Diego his first solid meal. Organic rice cereal. He liked it. He did so well and ate it all. He probably would have eaten more than I prepared for him but we thought it best to start slow. I may steam up some sweet potatoes or carrots for him to try soon. I knew he was ready for it, so I finally just called his doctor for some advice.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Diego's first trip to the playground

Jason and I took a walk to the local playground to let Diego watch the older kids play. He was very interested in the kids running here and there and squealing like they do on the jungle gym. Our neighborhood is so nice. We live right next to a Community Park where there is a very nicely kept baseball field and also a playground with basketball courts.

It was a beautiful day. The sky was overcast so the sun wasn't oppressive as it sometimes can be at midday. We got some fantastic shots because the light was so diffused by the clouds. Don't forget to click on "webshots" to the right so you can see the latest photos. It is wonderful to get outdoor photos because there is so much around that he hasn't seen yet. Outdoors he is very interested in other things besides the camera. He is often too distracted by the sound of the camera and the flash going off making it really hard to get a candid shot of him.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sitting Pretty

Diego can sit up pretty much on his own now. You have to put him in position and he can stay like that indefinitely. He will lean over and play with toys on the floor and everything. He still falls over sometimes if he tries to reach for something a little too far away. He has yet to put himself in sitting position but it really looks like he's close to it.

I read in a baby magazine that his getting on all fours and rocking is supposed to happen around 7 months and he's been doing that for weeks now! Maybe he'll be walking at 8 months like I was.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

First Tooth

Diego cut his first tooth today! When I found it I was so excited. It is on the bottom on his right, in the front, of course. It is so sharp and has all these little points on it.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

mesh feeder

I have been giving Diego apple slices in his mesh feeder. He can't get anything but the flavor out of it and it is supposed to help soothe his gums. He loves to gnaw on that thing and is getting the hang of holding it himself. I think he is ready for foods other than breast milk now but I still am going to wait until he is six months to give him cereal. His doctor firmly suggested that it was best to stick to just breast milk for the first six months. I have read a lot of stuff that says that is best also so I shall wait! Plus, Jason and I are really scared of the stinky diapers that come along with food! Icky. Right now his diapers are just fine by me.

He is getting really good at sitting up on his own. He still falls over if he tries to move around too much... got to work on his balance. But he is coming along really well. It is gonna be wild to see him sitting up on his own and crawling!!! I just don't know what that will be like. Seems like it will be both a relief and yet sad that he is becoming less dependent on me.