Monday, February 28, 2011
These super cute onesies are a gift from our friend Brooke W, congrats on your new BBB trips!
I can't believe the boys are already 5 months old! They are getting very interactive and giggly. They are FINALLY moving on from their 0-3month clothes to 3+months. The boys are also much better about sleeping at night, they go from 9pm to 7am only waking up once to eat. They seem to be teething, for quite some time now they have been very drooly and chew on their hands with fervor. But no teeth yet!
The doc cleared us to try solids even though they were 6 weeks early but I want to play it safe so I'm waiting till they are at least 6 months. They seem to be the least bit interested in solids so I don't feel like I'm waiting too long. If anything I may wait longer. Everyone these days has food issues, including myself, so I want to be really careful with what I give them and when. They have only had milk with the exception of a lick from a candy cane. I caught Phil in the act and gave him a good tongue lashing, candy of all things!
I've been doing a lot of reading on how to go about it. I'll be keeping a log and introducing new things every few days. These are gonna be our rules to promote good eating habits:
-No candy (till they are at least 3yrs old)
-No soda (that's easy since we don't even go near the stuff)
-No fruit juices until they are 2 and then it will only be a treat
-You can eat all the fruit you want
-You eat what I make or you don't eat at all (Obviously not when they are real little. This one is easier said than done so we'll see how this goes)
What's better than buying organic veggies and making your own baby food you ask? Growing your own veggies! I bought some vegetable seeds and will get those started in my basement using my grow light. I may get more but so far I have zucchini, green beans, yellow beets (the last thing I want to see is red baby poo), cabbage and carrots. I vowed never to grow carrots again after I tried it and they all came out looking like aliens from outer space. But it's such a good baby food that I'll take my chances.
Note to self: don't tickle baby right after he eats.
Posted by Janet Pittsenbarger