Kbear- we skipped the rice cereal and went straight to oatmeal at 4months- he still loves it and we mix it in most all of his food- either stuff i mashed up in the food mill, or jars of baby food- i make it thick as it's easier to get on the spoon- we're pretty lucky all around- Pulman loves almost anything we give him, and if he sees us eating something, he wants it- so i give him little pieces of table food to eat- even meat- though he mostly pulverizes it in his toothless mouth until it is mush.
try mixing some cinnamon into the cereal- sometimes i think it is just too bland and if it tastes different from milk/ formula, she may be encouraged to try it.
Kbear- have you ever been to Artscape in Baltimore?
there is a great group of women( and a fella- if he ever shows up) that have babies 2mos to 2 yrs- we meet on Tuesdays- if you can make it- if not- we can try a weekend get together really soon!
Rio- is it stranger anxiety already? wow!
Pulman is standing up all the time! he holds onto the edge of his playpen and walks around it- or if he's on the floor, he grabs onto stuff and stands up- he topples over, of course, but he doesn't seem to mind- only drag is he has a few bumps here and there- somehow, he manages to fall off the rug and onto the wood floor-good thing we opted for doing a wood floor last summer and not the concrete we were thinking about! he also really loves the soldier crawl and tumbling around and is really into sitting up
he doesn't say very much- but still squeaks like a champ- no mama or dada stuff- it stands to reason that he's a more tactile guy- both dh and i are visual artists
girls good luck with your upcoming cycles! it is so exciting-
i don't know if we'll do another cycle- we didn't have any frosties if we do, it will be next may- when i'm finishing up grad school if at all- adoption is still something for us to think about for sure. Dh seems quite happy with our singleton, but i think 2 would be magic- however it works out
Rio- don't sweat it- even though you want to get started on another cycle- i think it is wonderful that you've been able to bf exclusively- he's only 8 month old- so i wouldn't be worried about weaning him yet, though the biting i'm sure you could do without.
Pulman still doesn't have any teeth- but they've been threatening to come in for about 3 months now!
Tina- i'm sure Noah will do great at the new school- he'll adjust to their schedule in time.
gecko- it's crazy- one minute they're just sitting there, next thing you know, they are crawling all over the house! I'm fending off P right now- he's after the laptop cord!- all these toys, and what does he want? paper and extension cords.
ct- what a drag about the family stuff- it's unfortunate that while you are trying to do a nice thing, others feel slighted or offended- I hope you'll not take it to heart, and that they'll remember that they are adults and should let that stuff go - family or not, they are guests in your home - you have way more important things to spend your time on! hugs!!!!
weezie? Tammy? Jomae?? you out there? it's been ages
suga- wonderful news about M- I'm sure once B hits the turf, you will be running from one end of your house to the other after those 2 dears!
whew- it's a lot of changes right now-
we went to the Walters Art Museum yesterday- he really love to look at stuff and was pretty mad when there was glass between him and the shiny stuff
hope you are all well