Friday, November 2, 2007

Cael is a natural!

I've been postponing the inevitable... Food. Cael is a big boy, who likes to nurse... a lot! He is 5 1/2 months and is very interested in what we eat. He watches intently. You can tell, he's trying to figure out how to get what we have and what he's going to do with it when he acquires it!

I had him into the lactation consultant the other day and we say the doctor while we were there. He has LOST an ounce in the last 5 weeks. Read: not gained anything!!!! Both the LC and the Dr. tried to convince me that he's just perfect. He's still above the 95th percentile. He's following the same curve his siblings did. Apparently, baby's weight at birth and subsequent growth are indicative of how healthy the pregnancy was. Around 5-6 months, genetics kick in. Then, their growth pattern adjusts to their heredity. They think he's just transitioning. (I don't know if this is the same in formula fed babies.) Anyhow, he's fine. He's doing all the things a 5 month old should do. He nurses well, pees often, and is happy, content, and busy.

Diagnoses? Healthy baby boy who can start solids anytime but has no pressing need to do so! He does, however, have a daddy who is anxious to start the kiddo on food. So... I acquiesced and bought some rice cereal.

Yeah. He loves it. He has none of that "what is this stuff?" and "why must you shove it in my mouth?" In fact, he's quite sure, he could shovel it in faster.

Yet another step in his quest for independence... Now, here's some video of the event.

And some photos:

I can help you, mama!

Here. Gimmie that!


Jamie & Don said...

Poor mama. Don't think of it as replacement, think of it as supplementation. He just needs you for new and different reasons, like shopping. He may be learning to feed himself, but he still can't work the wallet.

Hidden Jewel said...

RJ is also watching everything that goes in our mouths. He also aggressively grabs for our drinks.

Cynthia said...

NO NO NO! You must slow him down! He can't get any older (LOL)!