Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

Nolite te bastardes carburundorum!

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How Sprout Grows

Boring baby-stuff post ahead...fair warning!
Just after her fourth month, Sprout had her first "solid" food - rice cereal. She took to it like a Swan to water, and it's been go for solids ever since.

Now, at five-and-one-half months, she is not satisfied with mere bottle feeding. Solids twice a day? I think not. We're up to four time a day. I am introducing new foods slowly, making them here rather than buying jars of flavorless paste at the store.

So far, she has tried and liked: rice cereal, oatmeal, banana, apples with cinnamon and ginger, and sweet potato.

She has tried and not very much liked: avocado. On the advice of a friend, I will try mixing some avocado with banana.

Next up: mashed turnips and carrots - if she won't eat 'em, I will. Lentils. Peas. Pears. Squash. Blueberries (bonus, I picked them last summer, so I know where they came from and they are definitely organic!), and spinach.

That should get us through the next couple of months, when I will introduce her to the wonders of yoghurt.

As soon as she has teeth...oy...I imagine I'll be busy in the kitchen, trying to keep up with her.

In a few weeks, we'll have her six month check-up, and we'll see how all this new found eating has treated our Sprout...but judging by the ache in my arms, back, and shoulders, she's growing like a weed!


That Janie Girl said...

She's growing up fast!

Kyddryn said...

That she is, Mizz Janie...I had forgotten how quickly these first months go.

Shade and Sweetwater,