Monday, October 19, 2009

Two Firsts for the Six Month Old

Seeing as how the boy turned six months old on Saturday, I figured it was probably time to break out the rice cereal. I was ready for it to be a flop, for him to hate it and spit it out all over me. I really wasn't prepared for him to like it. Boy, was I ever surprised.

Getting ready...he didn't even mind the bib. But see how we're set up outside? I figured it was going to get messy.Going in for the first bite. Here's where the surprises began...he actually opened his mouth willingly.And after the first bite, he was willing to eat MORE! He can't possibly be related to his sisters.Getting toward the end of the bowl and he's still eating...And this was about how messy he got.Miracle of all miracles! He seems to like rice cereal! The next day he ate another entire bowl (and by "entire" I mean about two tablespoons). He didn't spit it out, make yucky faces, refuse to open his mouth or turn his head away. Very different from this child. And while I wasn't blogging at the time of Padyn's first solid adventures, she wasn't keen on it either. Her pictures look similar to Miss Kate's.

Oh, I said there were two "firsts." The other happened the same day. We let him cry himself to sleep and he slept through the night. Ok, that might be a total of three firsts. But he didn't wake up at all between 9pm and 6am. That has never ever happened before. I don't know if the letting him cry it out contributed, but whatever the reason, I'll take it.

He did the same thing again last night. He did wake up a couple times during the night, but I left him to cry and he promptly went back to sleep.

Wait, you don't have enough information. This is huge because for the last week or so, he's been waking up every hour and a half during the night. And what do I do? Go in, give him his pacifier, re-swaddle him, and he promptly goes back to sleep. Mommy was getting tired. Getting 7 hours of sleep in a row? HUGE!

Oop, I hear the little man now. Best go get him up. He's slept now for about 12 hours


Brand New Momma said...

Strong work!

Erin said...

Wow, that's great! Callie loved rice cereal and every other baby food out there. Avery did not. She hated every single thing I tried to give her unless it was a bottle. So I'm glad R is already liking cereal. AND sleeping through the night! Awesome.