Bip had a well baby appointment today. Our Very Fat Baby is now 24.5 pounds at 8 months old, definitely our all time fattest baby. He’s in the 96th percentile for weight. Boo has never even gotten out of the 10th percentile, LOL! So what are we feeding him? It’s all breastmilk, baby! Ok, a little bit of bananas or avocados at dinnertime. Which is really funny to watch. The avocados are usually cold from being in the fridge so he makes the funniest face when he gets his first bite. But he comes back for more! Feeding him during dinner has made our dinnertime much more pleasant. He had been fussing and whining during dinner. I guess he wanted his share. Now I give him a bite, let him work on it for a bit while I eat, then feed him some more. I also give him cheerios to play with. He has yet to get them in his mouth, but they keep him busy.
Looking back over all our children, it is funny to see have we have grown and relaxed as parents. I followed the perfect solids feeding timetable with Boo. With each subsequent child I have delayed solids a little bit and each child has been easier to feed. I never would have given Boo a cookie until after his first birthday, but Becca so enjoyed having a vanilla wafer with her siblings during snack time. We also gave her shredded cheese when we ate at Taco Bell.
And Bip actually missed his 4 month and 6 month well baby checks. I just got busy and he’s perfectly happy and healthy that it just fell through the cracks. That’s also a difficulty of homeschooling, especially when your children are young. Making an appointment for yourself or one child requires dad taking some time off, or dispersing the kids to the neighbors, many of which also homeschool. But we made this appoinyment so we could do a weight check and adjust his meds (for VUR) according to his weight. He’s right on track, even has stranger anxiety.