Today was a big day! We finally had some success with trying food! I finally decided to give up on the cereal and see how G man felt about purees. We tried bananas first about 2 weeks ago and while he didn't seem to mind the taste, he still wasn't going for the eating thing. He would still push it out of his mouth instead of swallowing it. Then last weekend we tried peas and he did a litle better, but most of it still came right back out of his mouth. So tonight we tried sweet potatoes and SUCCESS! He ate it off the spoon, worked it to the back and swallowed. It was pretty awesome. He seemed to dig the taste too, he would get more and more excited for the next bite. So we'll give that a few days to make sure there aren't any weird reactions and then we may go back and try the peas and bananas again - now that he seems to understand the "eating" part of things. One of the pics is from our little dinner session, super happy baby.
The other picture is the face that greets me when he wakes up from his naps. It's a favorite time of mine, going to get him after he's gotten some sleep. He's been a little behind on his sleep all week and super cranky for a couple of days. Last night he woke up at 4a for a quick bottle and then he slept until 8:30! It was great - for both of us. He was in a much better mood today, although he stayed pretty sleepy all day and took a few extra naps. I think this might be the tail end of a growth spurt, which would make sense with how he's been this week and how he's been looking bigger lately. OH - and if you look REALLY close at the after naptime picture, you can see those teeth we've been talking about.
We went to visit PawPaw Bill this afternoon and we got to see Uncle Brad and Aunt Emily as well. Mimi is coming over tomorrow, so it's going to be a big grandparent weekend.