Today is going to be a busy day for us. We have a baby shower in Anderson with one of Ryan's friends from high school. Then, a different friend from Carmel and his wife are coming to stay the night and to go to church with us. It will be a fun day! Because we're going to be all over the place, we decided to go ahead and give Noah his first serving of carrots. He did great! I was amazed at how much food there really is in one carrot ice cube. He ate almost all of it after already having his milk! That probably helps to explain the cheeks. :) Anyway, here is a video for you to enjoy.
Sorry about the "You did it! You did it!" I tend to get a little overly excited with the simple things in life these days. We were just so proud of him. Of course, now he wants to spend all of his time rolling from his stomach to his back, even though his poor little neck gets so tired. He can roll back onto his back sometimes, but other times he just gets stuck. We were all excited about his new milestone until we put him to bed. He started fussing and crying, so we turned on our TV (we have a video camera above his crib). We found him face down in his crib with his arm completely stuck between two of the bars. POOR GUY! Ryan went racing up the stairs to get him...scared us to pieces! Anyway, I'm worried about him doing this all throughout the night. If he gets stuck on his tummy, I don't know what else to do but go fix him. Any advice from people who've been there before?
Another fun thing is Noah getting his first two bottom teeth! Yep, they popped up just the other day and are razor sharp. Luckily, he hasn't bitten me yet. I was expecting way more slobber, crying, a fever, diaper rash, etc. when they started to pop up, but no...he was just fine. Same ol' same ol'.
The only other story I haven't written about happened a couple weeks ago. Noah hadn't poo'd in TEN DAYS! Can you even imagine?? We were seriously scared, but Noah didn't seem upset at all. He poo'd on a Saturday, and by Wednesday, our sitter was like, "Watch out. Noah's gas has been really bad today, and I think he's going to poop soon." She told us that she checkd his diaper 3 or 4 times before he stunk so bad that she thought he had pooped. No such luck! Well, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday went by without any poop. I was really starting to worry! Finally, on Tuesday morning, Noah was playing in his jumperoo when I smelled it. I laid him down on his back, pumped his legs a few times to make sure he got it all out, and ran to get a plastic sack to throw away the diaper...knowing it would be HUGE. Well, huge isn't even the right word to describe it! I seriously had to get out the scissors and CUT Noah's oneside off his body. There was poop EVERYWHERE, and I know that if I tried to pull it off over his head, he would be covered with it even more. Twenty wipes later, I got him cleaned up. I gave him a quick bath, and put him down for a nap. He slept for TWO HOURS. He was one tired puppy!!! He may stink sometimes, but he is the cutest little guy ever!
We've hit a huge milestone...time for Noah to start eating solids! :) I got a lot of direction for introducing foods into Noah's diet from Babywise (the second book). We decided to go ahead and give him organic rice cereal once a day for a week...and then three times a day the following week before beginning veggies on November 15th, when Noah is 6 months old. We had gotten family portraits taken with Ryan's family on Saturday and afterward went back to Ryan's parents' house to celebrate his dad's birthday. It was the perfect time to give Noah his first bites of cereal! He did a really good job, too...no choking, spitting, or the like!
Today I made the first batch of Noah's veggies. After two weeks of having only cereal, he is going to get to try 4 different "orange/yellow" vegetables over the course of two weeks. I bought 2 lbs. of organic carrots, 3 sweet potatoes, a butternut squash, and 2 pumpkins. I spent about $10 total, so you can just imagine how much money we're going to save making his food. A friend of mine said that just with the first batch of food she made, she saved about $150. Isn't that incredible?? I know people worry about not having enough time to make the food, but it really only took about 3 hours total (including some breaks to play with Noah). It was SUPER easy, too! I tasted all of it, and it made me all the more excited for Noah to eat it soon. Here is the process for making carrots:
Peel and chop carrots
I put them into my bamboo steamer ($15) over some boiling water in the wok. There are two levels to this steamer, so you can work with a lot of food! I steamed each veggie for 20 minutes.
Put carrots in the blender and add water from the wok until desired consistency
Spoon into ice cube trays and freeze. Once they are frozen, I will put the cubes into freezer bags with the date. We'll have three months to use the food I prepared today.
Noah all bundled up to take Kya on a walk on a chilly Fall day!
Guess who I look like?