So much for starting with vegetables!! I really wanted to get Brogan loving his veggies before starting fruit but the green peas RUINED this kid!
Before we tried the peas, Brogan loved his oatmeal and we couldn't feed it to him fast enough. Then came the peas. After that, he refused to open his mouth at all- even for oatmeal. After four days of trying, I finally opened a jar of applesauce and tried it. Same thing. He gagged. However, after four days this time, he finally seemed to like it. Well, at least tolerate it. I discovered that if I put him in his exersaucer when I want to feed him, his toys distract him and he laughs and I plop some applesauce in his mouth. Now, after 8 days of apples, he actually opens his little mouth! YAY!
Today while I was eating lunch, Brogan seemed very interested so I decided to try out some bananas...they were a HIT! He kept opening his mouth on his own- so cute! I think I'll put some in his oatmeal and see if he'll eat it that way. Next on the menu: CARROTS!
Also, two nights ago, Tadd and I decided it was time to "Ferberize" our son . We placed him in his crib and he fell right to sleep. Three hours later he wanted his Momma and I let him cry 5 minutes, then 10, then 15, etc. After an hour, he was back to sleep! I ended up feeding him once the first night and pumped. That was a huge improvement from his usual 3-4 feedings a night.
Last night, we put him to sleep at 8:30 and he didn't wake up until 5:00 this morning! I was ecstatic! I nursed him and he slept for 3 more hours. Can you believe it? I really hope I'm not jinxing myself here, but it was just wonderful. Although, I do find myself missing our many late night/early morning bonding sessions. That's why I'm perfectly fine with still nursing once during the night.
Brogan is really getting close to crawling. He kind of pushes himself backwards instead. His latest favorite thing to do is look out the back door at the birds. He smiles when they fly away. Also, we've been keeping our family dog, Maddy this week. Brogan is infatuated with her! He follows her with his eyes and loves to put his hands on her. It's so cute!