Five Current Things About My Son

February 28, 2011 at 9:37 am 12 comments

Thanks for all of your comments last week during the birth story. Twenty years from now, when Jansen is in college and I’m at home missing him, I’ll reread these posts and your comments and probably cry myself to sleep. I thoroughly enjoyed writing it and while I’m shocked that it’s so long, I’m thankful that I didn’t leave out any details.

So now that you know what Jansen was up to about 6 months ago, I’ll let you know what he’s up to these days.

Jansen will be six months on Wednesday. I didn’t really think that sounded too old but then I realized that we are halfway to a year. He’ll be half a year old! Time flies and it’s kind of making me angry.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a tooth! Jansen has been doing this thing where he sucks on his lower lip all the time. Y’all told me a couple weeks ago that he could be teething. I thought that maybe it was a possibility but I was waiting for “the signs.” You know, all those things that the experts say to look for. Pink cheeks, low fever, buckets of drool, out of control crying… all that. Well, we had none. We had an occasional bout of fussiness but he’s a baby, I didn’t think it was abnormal. Last Wednesday I thought I felt something on his bottom gum while he was frantically chewing on my finger. But I shrugged it off and thought it might be a little cut or something since he chews on EVERYTHING. But that bump never went away and now it is a tooth! A teeny tiny white sliver through his little gum and it is razor sharp!

We started solids last week! I thought we’d skip rice cereal because there is no real benefit to giving it to your child. I figured we’d go straight to pureed food. But in a weak moment at Kroger, I bought some rice cereal and tried it with Jansen that same night. The first night was not great. The first bite was the hilarious face pucker… like we were feeding him poop or something. The second bite was better. He’s so used to eating through a bottle so he was sucking on the spoon instead of just swiping the food off. But he liked it so much that he was shaking his arms in excitement and lunging toward the bowl. It was pretty hilarious. Hopefully Stephen will help me upload the video from the Flip so I can show you the cuteness.

I spent Friday evening making baby food. Sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and apples. (Yes, I plan to make the majority of Jansen’s baby food.) We tried sweet potatoes thinned with breastmilk on Saturday and he wasn’t a fan. He kept opening his mouth and eating it but his face showed that he wasn’t a fan.

We tried it again yesterday without thinning it when Jansen was having a bit of a hissy fit and we had no idea what else to do but shove food in his mouth. He loved it. Whoo hoo!

Jansen went to his first Mardi Gras this weekend. He’s so hip.

(ToT will be posted shortly.)

Entry filed under: Galveston, Jansen.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Veronica  |  February 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

    i love your kid 🙂

  • 2. Holly  |  February 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Your little guy is adorable 😀 We gave Topher rice cereal for a month before starting him on solids because we *cheated* and started at 5 months instead of 6 like the doctors suggest – he was eating SO much, I needed a little help. It took him a couple of weeks to learn to enjoy it! I love the faces they make …

  • 3. Aunt Bonnie  |  February 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Yummy! He’s adorable! Glad he enjoyed Mardi Gras:)

  • 4. Southern Gal  |  February 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

    One other thing about your son? I think he looks just like his daddy! He’s such a cutie pie. In a manly man kind of way, of course.

    Introducing solids is such fun. Nora is 8 months so Cheerios is one of her favorites only because she loves to work at picking up each little piece and putting it in her mouth. A happy dance ensues when she is victorious!

  • 5. Southern Gal  |  February 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I’m speaking of Jansen there. Heh.

  • 6. Taryn  |  February 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    We used to kind of mix the rice cereal with some of the fruits… like a spoonful of rice cereal with a swipe of applesauce. Luke loved it! 🙂 Just remember to try only one new food at a time to check for food allergies!

  • 7. That Married Couple  |  February 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    How fun that you’re making his food! I hope we continue to get to hear all about it.

    Those are great pictures. And I really like the sofa or whatever he’s lying on in the second one!

  • 8. Molly  |  February 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    gosh he is cute! Cute, cute, cute!!!

  • 9. Heather (SIL)  |  February 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Ha! I love his face in the first picture—hilarious!
    Him growing up makes me both sad and happy at the same time. I’m happy he’s healthy and growing and is adorable, but I’m sad he’s grown so much everytime I see him.
    Hope y’all had a fun weekend!

  • 10. Nora  |  March 1, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I have to say I love the photo of him eating/scrunching his nose. Too adorable.
    Six months already!? I can’t believe it; I’m sure you can’t either!?
    Love this post and the baby pictures, oh, they are just so darn cute!

  • 11. Sarah  |  March 4, 2011 at 9:19 am

    He is SO cute

  • 12. Erin  |  March 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    My pediatrician says that most babies just show some slight discomfort with teething. He says the crying and fevers are not teething, but often a sign of an illness that happens to coincide with teething. I really hope he’s right!

    We were going to skip rice cereal too, and then I somehow ended up buying it and trying it anyway. Next up? Avocados. Yum.

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