Friday, January 18, 2013

Five (and a Half!) Months Old

Axel, 2013

Or 23 weeks and 4 days, which amounts to a staggering 166 days, if you prefer!

On Fridays, Axel and are at home solo, which I really look forward to. In the mornings, he sits in his Inglesina chair (a.k.a. his "office") while I check email and try to stay on top of some of my freelance projects. I'm I am not careful, he tries to grab my toast.

His hobbies include dropping his toys on the floor, eating his books, and watching us go about our business in the kitchen. Turning on the faucet is a particular hit.

I'd like to write more about our foray into solids, but so far food is also a big hit with this kiddo, and he's having maybe one small "meal" a day on top of his breast milk and formula.

I've been pureeing small quantities of the food we eat, like our spinach, leek, and potato soup, or a ratatouille we made with eggplant, tomatoes, lots of garlic and onions. Yesterday, he also enjoyed a mix of white beans, carrots, and kale. Bananas and pears are still well received, but he seems unsure of avocado (so far, that's the only thing he tries to spit out...maybe it's a texture thing?) On the advice of our pediatrician, we've skipped baby cereals (the reasoning being that you want to introduce a wide range of flavors and not get the kiddo hooked on simple starches they may well prefer later anyway.)

His favorite noise these days is a piercing pterodactyl shriek and he's easily fitting into his 6-9 month clothes. This week, we even graduated to the size 3 diapers. Sniff.

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