So I figured out how to get Sadie to eat food. That’s a lie. Someone told me how to get her to eat food.
(in case you weren’t aware, I tried feeding her homemade pureed foods since she was 6 months old, but she didn’t like any of it)
In all the stuff I read about feeding babies (even government publications…gasp!), not once did I read that I should try mixing breastmilk with the food! I had to hit myself in the forehead for that. Several times. It seems like such a no-brainer.
In this case, I was feeding her sweet potato, but she kept sticking her thumbs in her mouth right after a bite and got it smeared all over.
She didn’t seem to want to eat any more of it so I dumped the last couple of baby spoonfulls on the tray and let her play with it.
She ended up shoving a lot of it into her mouth anyway. (I’ll have to remember that trick)
On another topic, I went shopping to the thrift store and picked up a skinny belt that would fit in Sadie’s jeans cause she’s taking her time growing into them. It’s leather and has the snaps so you can remove the buckle. I cut it in half so it wouldn’t drag along behind her and put some new holes in, then snapped on my belt buckle.
Baby belt fit for a cowgirl!
We had to resist buying her a cute little belt buckle when we went to our favourite cowboy store, the Cowboy’s Choice. There was a half-sized silver buckle with an “S” on it. Perfect. I think she might get it for her birthday, and maybe a really cute cowboy hat too. The hat had a flexible brim built in so it would probably fit her until she’s five.
Some new Sadie Stats:
-she’s 7 1/2 months old
-she has 6 teeth
-she’s starting to crawl a little bit but still prefers pulling herself along the floor and picking up every stray dog hair on her sleeper
-she pulls herself up on everything
-she can’t get back down half the time
-she falls sometimes but it doesn’t usually hurt her
-she’s not afraid of the vacuum
-she’s afraid of dogs barking and little kids screaming in her face
-she’s pretty good and easy to entertain even when she’s waaay tired
-she pooped three times in one day (sorry, that’s never happened before so I had to stick it in here)
Notice anything in particular in this photo? Like behind her head?
We actually got money for christmas this year so we bought all 9 seasons of Little House on the Prairie on DVD from Costco. It was a great deal and we love the show. Darryl gets teary-eyed on half the episodes. Awwww.
Well, Sadie’s up again so I guess that wraps it up.