First up, Ty’s 6 month measurements as of his check up yesterday.
Head Circumference: 41.6
The doctor deemed his height and weight as perfect(Im sure the “perfect” range is pretty large though). Ty was checked out to be a very healthy and strong boy. We were assigned to see a nutritionist and she gave us the whole obvious advice on how to start solids.
Start with Okayu (rice porridge), tiny bit at first etc. What was interesting though was that they recommend staying with one food for one week before introducing other foods. Rice the first week and veggies the 2nd. From what I’ve read its something like waiting 4 days or so before introducing new foods.
Anyhoo…..introducing Ty to solids was something I’ve been anticipating and also a little sad about. Eating solids means my little baby is growing up…..WAHHHHHH NOOOOO! I never thought I’d actually want to slow the time down, but I am wishing I could just nurse him for a bit longer. But once I remind myself that solids really are just an introduction for the first few months and breastmilk is still the main source of food for the first year of life, then I relax.
And I got excited. Pulled out his bowls and spoons and had a little photoshoot. Baby things are just so cute! I want to get him a nice wooden bowl and spoon set.
An icepack for his bowl….something I’ll probably never use, but never the less, absolutely adorable!
I got a little carried away.
The plan was to give him a taste of avocado after his check up, but we ended up spending close to 3hrs in the hospital and we were too tired when we got back home. Its so hard to find the right time with Ty! He’s either fussy, tired, gassy, or hungry. Neither of which are good times for introducing solids.
But sometime in the afternoon yesterday I decided it was a good time.
Mashed up nice and good.
Drum Roll!!!!! His first taste of avocado I’d say wasn’t exactly “mmmmm YUM!” He was rather perplexed.
And the tongue thrust reflex kicked in. But no worries, this is after all just an introduction. I didn’t expect a lot of food to actually stay in his mouth.
Daddy’s turn. Ty’s like, “I’m not too sure about that stuff.” haha
But he actually ended up grabbing daddy’s hand and opening his mouth.
Looking pretty promising.
Those eye brows don’t make it look like he enjoyed it all that much haha.
And then he got a little fussy and that was the end. In total, he probably ate less than 1 teaspoon so I wonder if his poo will change any. We’ll see we’ll see.
A couple minutes after he had the avocado I realized he felt unusually warm. I checked his temp and it turns out my poor little man has a fever! 😦
If it wasn’t for his temperature I’d never think he had a fever because he’s been over all his usual self. Although, come to think of it, he did nap for over an hour in the morning which is very unusual for him.
A day of 2 firsts for him. First solid and first fever. Poor little man!