Roly-Poly

Our little man is rolling over! Can you believe it! I can hardly believe all the growing up he is doing as of late. In the past week, Harrison has started to hold himself up for longer periods of time when on his tummy, “talk” constantly, roll over (as of yesterday), and eat solid foods. Man oh man, this is all happening way too fast for Mommy! (Can’t you tell. That’s my 3rd exclamation so far :).) My co-worker, Jamie, says Harrison is going to be like her 2 little men and eat us out of house and home. I don’t doubt it. I couldn’t give him his cereal fast enough last night. He was trying to grab the spoon, had both hands stuffed in his face sucking cereal off of them, and even leaning over trying to get cereal off his bib :). Good thing he’s not picky. And, of course, he needed a bath after all of that. I just love it, though.

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Keeping it solid

We fed Harrison his first bit of cereal today. He’s been showing some signs of being ready: sitting up with minimal assistance, increased head/neck control, hungry even following big feedings… At the suggestion of one of the OTs I work with, I decided we should take the plunge into solid foods. I picked up some organic, whole grain rice cereal and organic baby applesauce (for flavor) and whipped up some lunch for little man this afternoon. Most of it ended up on his bib, but he handled it quite nicely for the first go around, and he tolerated the cereal nicely. I know that the AAP is now suggesting 6 months for starting solids, but I’ve done my research, and I also know from my work environment, that some babies are ready earlier than others. I think Harrison is one of those babies. He’s already on his way to 14 lbs and he is so strong. Plus, he’s always acted like an older baby (he thinks he can do so much). We’ll keep trying a little bit the next few days after his regular feedings and see if he takes to it. If not, we’ll just wait a little bit longer.