Seriously I think JSL is confuzzled. The little guy is six months old and does NOT want to eat
slop baby food. As previously mentioned our doctor suggested trying some finger foods. We have now thanks to more issues when trying butternut squash last week (did rice cereal and oatmeal before that). Here is JSL’s reaction:
As you can see from the face he was not amused with his first veggie taste. Soon after starting this he clamped his mouth shut and refused to budge. Then he started crying hysterically. Seriously what gives?
We gave up on baby food and tried just doing Cherios and the Gerber puffs that are sweet potato flavored. Over the last two days he has decided that he loves them. He gobbled up a bunch at lunch and dinner today. So tonight I tried butternut squash again. He tolerated 4-5 little bites of it and then clamped shut – so a mild improvement since he was not gagging. Then he ate a ton of the previously mentioned finger foods.
Another milestone is that JSL is very distracted with nursing now. He still loves it (especially after the baby feeding trauma), but he plays and rolls, rather than just nurse. The other day he was playing with my nipple shield and the following is what he did to himself.
JL and I were laughing so hard. He went and grabbed his camera quickly while I made myself decent for a photo (no boob shots here people). This playing with my shield led me to try to ditch it. By golly the little guy got it Sunday! Finally after six months JSL was nursing without anything. Heck he was obsessive about it and crying for my chest. Needless to say I was in agony with blisters forming quickly. *sigh* When I tried to use the shield he snubbed his nose at me and cried. So we are using it on and off to help me avoiding cracking and bleeding.
I am telling you he is lucky he is cute and cuddly.
Notice his obsession as witnessed by JL’s camera:
And now kisses all around:
I savor these moments and am thankful for them because before I blink he will be having his own kids.