Monday, May 07, 2007

The times they are a-changin'


He's growing up.

Now six and a half months. Cannot believe it. And it's now time to start introducing food.

I borrowed this book from the local library and I think I'll buy it - Organic Baby and Toddler Cookbook. It's very good, with lots of tempting little dishes.

I've also had to buy bibs, bowls, spoons...

The 'Bunnykins' bowl was actually Robert's. It's nice that his son will eat from the same one.

And this morning Mr S had his first meal of organic rice cereal. He's currently in my arms sleeping off the effects [note: I started drafting this post over a week ago (27 April), just as Mil was becoming ill. I haven't had time to finish it til now. Since writing about the rice cereal we have also tried yoghurt and stewed fruit. All with great success.]

Mr S is wearing a Debbie Bliss jumper knitted with Marta's Yarn hand dyed 2ply used with 4 strands.

The high chair is a recent purchase. I really wanted the Stokke chair, but practical considerations won out. Apart from feeding, I need to use the chair to keep Mr S close to me while I cook, clean and shower too. So I needed one with wheels that can be moved easily from room to room. The one I chose also has a basket for storing bibs and toys and a table for playing on. I can lower it and remove the tray to sit him at the table to eat. The seat also has three positions (upright and two semi reclining positions), which is good at the moment when Mr S cannot sit for a long time. It's a Steelcraft. I'm pretty sure that my highchair was a Steelcraft too, which is a nice bit of symmetry.

Mil Update: She's looking much better. The specialist vet from Glen Waverly gave me a follow up call today. We are still in monitoring mode.



Anonymous Donna said...

Emily's first bowl was a china bowl from Avon, I think. It had mice on it. She's 14, and she still has her cereal in the morning in her "Mousie" bowl :)

7:17 PM  
Blogger Taphophile said...

Oh he's growing up! A member of my team at work has a 7month old girl. This morning she asked if I could make more jumpers - the baby's just grown out of her size ones.

Glad Mil is still improving.

8:05 PM  
Blogger lisette said...

how did THAT happen? i;m sure he was only born a few weeks ago ;) mind you that's how i feel about 12 year old A....

glad mil's getting better although it would be comforting to find out what it was.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

What a cutie! Whatever you do, don't feed him spinach - seriously, you will thank me at diaper time! Glad Mil is doing better.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Grandma Flea said...

The time does fly with little ones, although some days ... I'm glad Mr S. is taking to solids so well. I never cease to be amazed at how babies can grow so much consuming only milk. My smallest granddaughter had rolls of fat at 6 months, but had only had breast milk.
Glad that Mil is improving - did the vet ever arrive at a diagnosis?

11:38 PM  
Blogger sue said...

I love the sweater, such nice colors. I hope your Mil is feeling much better too, and didnt eat anything she wasnt supposed too. Love the bowls too, so cute.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Look at that head of hair! So cute! Glad the solid foods are going well-- our little one (5.5 months) is loving them as well.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Grandma Flea said...

You haven't posted for a while, so I hope all is well with you, your family and Mil. I have tagged you for a meme - see -but if you'd rather, I'll remove your name.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Dear Granma Flea

Thank you for your concern. Things just got a bit out of control over the last few weeks. And thanks for the nomination!

kind regards


9:21 PM  

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