Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wild Man

So, I'm trying to let go a little. Harvey feeds himself solid foods really well, and now I'm trying to let go and let him do his own bottle. It's just so hard when bottle time usually goes a little something like this:

Just swinging his legs, no big deal.



Then he really cuts loose.


Shakin it up.


Scooting all around in his chair.


Moooooommmm............I fink I scooted too far.


So then I buckle him in, and it looks like he may just take the dang bottle.






Then, there's more shaking, more flipping, more spilling it everywhere.

Then you gotta take some time to check out your nails..........


Blow some spit bubbles and drool..........


Suck your thumb...........


Make out with the dog...........


And suck your thumb some more.


After all this, I just put the bottle away. Seriously, if I leave it up to him, he only takes maybe 2 ounces. But if I hold him (and hold his hands down, like any sweet, supportive, non controlling mom would), he'll take all 8 ounces. So hard to let go of control. He won't drink from a sippy cup at all----not in his high chair, not when I'm holding him, no matter what I put in it. We've tried 4 different kinds. Not gonna happen right now. It's really not a big issue right now. Just makes me a little crazy!

In other news, Harvey had his first meal tonight with no baby food. He ate real peas, goldfish, and some of what John and I ate. Which by the way had onions, garlic, chili powder-----this kid doesn't mind a little flavor! I gave him a taste of my Sweet Vidalia Onion salad dressing, and he LOVED it! I thought for sure he would turn his nose up to that, but instead he wanted more. Glad he's not a picky eater so far. There's plenty of toddler years left for that. :)

1 comment:

Natalie said...

oh my goodness!! he has gotten so long. he's just getting cuter by the day!! i miss you guys :(

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