Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Recipe

As with everything else, I am surprised by our little guy's eating preferences and tastes. We did not start solids until 6 months and by then he had only really had a taste or two of banana and sweet potato. He was pretty enthusiastic with eating from the spoon and seemed to like puréed foods.

Fast forward to a few weeks later and we have a picky little bear on our hands. It seems that he is way too cool for baby mush now that he grew 1.5 new teeth. He tries to steal our food and goes to town mashing things up with his teeth and gums.

Since he seemed to like my homemade waffles, I tried out a veggie version.

Zucchini Waffles:
5-6 grated zucchinis
1/2 cup whole wheat flour or baking mix
1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste

- mix all ingredients and make in waffle maker.
-also works in pancake form
-feed to dog, husband, and picky babe

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Whole Year

I must be getting sentimental in my old age. All I could think about was January 7 in my head all this weekend. This will forever be my favorite date. First, it is our sweet nephew's birthday (love you, Benny)! Second, this day is when we met our lovely boy last year.

As we counted fingers, toes, and vital organs my heart just about popped out of my chest. 10 healthy fingers and toes, a beautiful heart with all chambers, a cute button nose, and a perfectly shaped head made up our sweet healthy baby. The tech asked us if we wanted to know the sex and we found out our Levi was a boy! I was overwhelmed and so excited and I knew he would be a boy from very early on.

A year later I still marvel at that beautiful little boy and am grateful for each of his fingers, toes, and the beat of his heart when I hold him. What a difference a year makes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

6 Months!

So, it's almost time for a 7 month update, but here is Levi's 6 month stats and update:

Levi was 19.75 lbs and 26.5 inches tall at his 6 month appointment. He is still holding strong at 90th percentile for weight and around 75th percentile for height. He has reached all his 6 month milestones and mama and papa are just so proud and thankful for our healthy boy.

Favorite Things to Do:
Levi is such a happy little boy! He loves playing peek-a-boo, jumping in his jumperoo, grabbing our faces, playing with all his grandparents, and squealing. He has a delightful high pitched squeal!

Levi rolled over on December 1 and did it again a few days after! He gets the most excited look on his face when it happens! Levi also celebrated his first holiday season with us!

Eating and Sleeping:
Levi started solids after his 6 month appointment! He is a fan of real food more than baby mush. We keep trying, but so far he has hated carrot puree and yelled at me when I gave him oatmeal. Levi prefers my bread, small pieces of boiled baked potato, veggie soup, and even rice.  He is still drinking lots of milk and lets me know when he is hungry!  
I have been doing some more research on feeding the little man and found these sites very interesting (family members- feel free to read these):

Little bear, Levchik, dino baby


Every month I say it is my favorite month. It's because life gets better and better with our sweet little boy by our side.