Monday, February 25, 2008
Jonas has been working the solids and has finished all the squash. He did not eat squash at each meal. He often had mixed meals of rice cereal and squash, squash and peas, or sometimes no squash at all. He managed to finish off that big squash in nine meals. The last squash meal seemed to put Jonas out of energy.....he fell asleep at the meal.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Lots of advancement in the art of eating. Jonas regularly helps the spoon into his mouth. He also uses his fingers to help push the rice cereal in if he thinks its drooling out. (Which it usually is.)
He still manages to be himself while he is eating. He is able to laugh and giggle with his mouth full. Right now as of day 2 we are encouraging him to laugh while eating, but I know we should end this as soon as possible so that he doesn't develop any bad eating habits.
The wait is over. You know that hungry feeling for just that right food that you can't get out of your mind? Sometimes you have to wait a few hours or days, but what if you had to wait almost 5 and one half months before you could dive into a bowl of delicious rice cereal? You would probably be rabid. Jonas actually survived without any strong hunger signals. (This was probably due to the 1.416 Liters (48 ounces) of milk ingested daily.) Jonas ended his solid food avoidance with his first bites on Valentine's Day 2008. There was no better way for his parents to spend their Valentine's evening then to watch their little boy getting so big and grown-up so fast.
Jonas is a huge fan of smiling faces. Grandma Sue brought over a few big floating smilees for Jonas to play with. Jonas was working on his boxing skills with the smilee face. He couldn't turn it into a frown no matter how many jabs he connected. Jonas has attached the smilee balloons to his UHAS wagon for tours around the house.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Jonas had to get some shades on to protect himself from all the reflected sunshine (snow has a high albedo). Jonas needs to be movin' when he is sleddin' or else he is crabbin'. This is easier said than done. The biggest challenge is trying to keep the shades on tight on the little man. Jonas set a new record for sledding distance just a couple of days after his 5 month birthday.