Jess is off bottles. No longer needs them. Has a large glass of milk with dinner and lunch and doesn’t want any before bed. If she does its drank from her sippy cup. She also sleeps all night now too. No longer waking at 1am for a bottle. 🙂 and managed to eat a fair few spoonful of weetabix herself. Didn’t need me to load the spoon for her.
Just when I think my heart can’t take any more, she goes and does something amazing and my heart bursts with even more love for her. 🙂
Possible proof that my Jessica eats anything! A random stir-fry of onions, peppers, garlic, chorizo, Brussels sprouts, carrots and noodles with some sweet chilli sauce! Yum!!
Some changes are slow and not really that noticeable: gaining weight, losing weight, saving cash, hair growth, nail growth. They are slow and steady – you only really notice them when BAM you are a stone heavier/lighter and jeans don’t fit, or suddenly you have £2k in the bank when you only save £35 a month or you dry your hair and realise it takes 10 mins rather than 2. These are everday life changes of an adult, then of course there are the changes that take place in your first year of life. These are fast and continual.
One morning you realise you can stand up and by that afternoon you are standing and walking along the sofa. You go to bed with just gums in your mouth and wake up with a wee white tip of something at your gum, the next time you are in bed you have the white bud of a tooth poking through your gum. In March you starting swallowing smooth food, by the start of August you are feeding yourself carrots off a fork, and trying to put the carrot back on the fork when it falls off.
I know these changes don’t always happen to evert child at this pace but they are sure happening to my little cherub. maybe one day i’ll get used to them but I really hope I don’t. I hope I am forever writing posts like this, marvelling at the obivous, visual changes i see before me on a daily basis.
Today has been another first. The first day we dropped a bottle. Her feeding schedule now looks like this:
9-9.30- breakfast, fruit, porridge or weetabix and a bottle. She loves satsumas and crust or slice of bagel.
12.30-1 lunch- savoury course then sweet course, sometimes some finger food also. Water
3 or 3.30 bottle of milk
5-5.30 dinner- like lunch, usually a different savoury course
7.30-8 bottle of milk then bed.
Today this seemed to be fine, she got cranky around 5 so I gave her dinner then. I was gonna try and wait till 5.30. She didn’t nap much today. Wee twenty min twice today. Went down to bed easily. We will see how this goes.
So I’ve listened to Jessica and watched her feeding over the past couple of weeks and decided on Monday that she was ready for food. Especially at lunch and dinner time surprisingly. So I bought some baby rice and away we went.
I was thinking about doing baby led weaning at six months but there was no way Jess would last another two months. She took to the spoon really well, my plan is to give her rice and baby porridge for the next few weeks then go onto veg and fruit at five/six months. Fingers crossed I don’t need to purée too much or for too long and she can feed herself food. I’m not following BLW to the absolute but taking bits of it. I want Jess to understand how to use a spoon as well as how to feed herself.
I’m really looking forward to this next part of our adventure. So far so good. 🙂