Friday, July 4, 2008

Jackson the Foodie

Jackson has taken to solid food unlike any of my other two kids. From the very first bite he loved it and instead of funny faces and spitting it out, it was, "Where have you been all my life?". He is now seven months old and every morning he eats two level 2 jars of Gerber baby food-- yes the entire thing-- or a serving of rice cereal instead of one of them. He eats at least one for lunch and two more for dinner. If at any point I pause in spooning the food into his mouth, he will start screaming at me in protest. Even after he finishes his first serving of baby food, when I go to rinse the spoon off, he will scream at me until I start feeding him again. While I feed him, he makes very appreciative "mmmm" noises and hungrily gobbles it up. If either of my other two kids had been such good eaters I don't know if I would have minded the spoon-feeding stage so much....

He loves to babble, his favorite words being "ah-gah", "da-da-da," and "gaggle-gaggle." Sometimes when he cries he just says woefully, "Wah-wah-wah!" instead of crying. The other cute thing that he does is when he cries, he snorts when he takes a breath (waahhhh--snort--waaaaah-snort).

Jackson is quite an accomplished roller now: he rolls to get to toys and put them in his mouth. He can sit up well by himself with only an occasional tip over. He has started to push up on all fours (and then dive-bomb headfirst into the carpet), but this still takes a lot of effort. Still, I think I need to start baby-proofing the house (as if there was such a thing...).

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