Thursday, March 22, 2012

Big Person Food

Hudson had his 4 month checkup this week. He weighed in at  and was  inches tall. That puts him in the 50th and 75th percentile respectively. The pediatrician mentioned that we could start introducing him to food, which is always fun. Here is his first meal of rice cereal. Sara Beth has eagerly jumped into the role of big sister, helping to feed him, however, she wants to stop as soon as we give her tips on how to improve her feeding technique.
Hudson was definitely ready to begin eating big person food. Whenever we sit him in our lap at the table for dinner, he will always look wistfully at the food sitting just out of reach.
Sara Beth has always been a good eater, though the dessert is quickly becoming a more important part of her complete meal. We make her finish her plate before she can eat dessert, and she always ends up doing it.
Here, Hudson is trying out a "mum-mum" (rice puff thing) while the rest of us eat yogurt. He didn't know what to make of it, but I'm pretty sure he noticed it was not as colorful as our dessert.
Sara Beth's books are, of course, children's books. Some are well written, but others use much more basic words and have a very simplistic story line. Since I read books to Sara Beth on a near daily basis, I amuse myself by exchanging some of the basic verbs with more a more descriptive one, and, occasionally, add extra plot-lines. Sara Beth has caught on now that she has most of the books memorized. Every time we sit down she asks me to "read it normal and don't add any extra words." I comply, but under duress. Picture is unrelated.
Hudson loves to smile. He will flirt with all the ladies, cooing and laughing at them. Whenever we take him out, at some point he will be surrounded by a some random group of women and be the center of attention. I worry about that facet once he gets a little older.
Sara Beth and I were going out into the front yard to do some cleaning. I wanted to bring Hudson along with us, but since I needed full use of both hands, Heather strapped Hudson to me using the baby wrap. Hudson didn't really fuss too much about it, but I think he was not all that excited about it either.

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