Sam’s been getting some rice cereal for tea for just over a week now and doing really well. Once I came up with the trick of feeding him using two spoons, one for him to hold and the other for the food, he seems to be enjoying it greatly. It’s terribly messy but he has a good time. Feeding him certainly keeps me on my toes as I try to get the cereal into his mouth and not on the floor. He’ll try to excitedly grab the spoon I’m using and push it around in his mouth, slobbering all the while. At this point I’ll let go of the handle and snag the spare spoon from his other hand ready to reload for the next mouthful. Feeding is a continuous cycle of spoon exchange.
Yesterday I decided to let Sam try a new food. I peeled and then steamed an organic summer squash from the Farmer’s Market, pureed it into oblivion and, once cool, fed him some mixed up with a bit of breast milk. I even have some frozen in little portions ready for future meals. Wasn’t hard at all and I did it while I was cooking our tea so it wasn’t a big deal at all.
Sam’s face was a picture when he first got some of that concoction on his tastebuds. He’d been so excited thinking he was getting more rice cereal that when the squash hit his tongue he was so surprised and pulled a terrible face. That didn’t last too long though and very soon he was tucking into his first vegetable dish, and getting that all over the carpet, across the room and in the dog’s hair too.
This morning we met Natalie and Presley at the YMCA where we did the Mommy and Me class. Presley and Sam played together and had a good crawl while we bounced around with the fitness balls and did some free weights and exercises. These two photos were from last month, but they pretty much show what Sam was like today too, just add Presley crawling in circles around him and getting very excited by the huge fitness balls.
Sam does his own workout – CRUNCH!
Afterwards, we put Sam and Presley into the nursery for thirty minutes so that we could do a little extra cardio on the machines. Now, Sam is worn out and I’m having a nice quiet moment while he naps. Oh crap, I spoke too soon, the Kraken wakes!