Friday, February 29, 2008

Banana split for my baba!

After the ill advised avocado adventure we were a bit afraid that we might have inadvertently done temporary damage to his appetite. We had to think of a food that would be more amenable to his palette. After giving it a long thought of exactly 2 seconds we came up with banana as his next food. Off course to confirm with his AP Mommy's beliefs nothing but the choicest bananas from organic express would do.

Not only did he love it, but thanks to a rookie daddy, he almost swallowed the spoon. A little bit into the meal he decided that daddy was no good at his job and maybe I should take matters into my own hands. In this pictures it seems like he's thinking. "What am I doing with these impostors ? Where's my real parents ?"

I have been trying to upload this banana eating video for a while.

After four days of bananas we started him on sweet potatoes and these were a even bigger hit than the bananas. And as you can see he likes to get them all over himself.

Here's a video of a sweet potato feeding that doesn't start on a promising note but gets better later

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bath Time Fun!

After watching Aiden being tortured with avocado, I thought it might be a relief to share pictures from a more happy moment. Bath time!

Aiden's favorite time of day has gotten to be more fun lately, especially since he can sit unsupported in the tub -the perfect position for tsunami-making kicks that cover everything (table, floor, dad) with water. It might not look like there's a whole lot of water in that tub but you'd be surprised...and Aiden is an expert at spreading it around!

He doesn't have any bath toys yet, so he spends most of his time playing with the one he was born with :)

Tummy Time used to be worse than avocado time. Now that it's so easy to roll over, it's kinda fun!

How is it possible for so much of the world's cuteness to be concentrated in one little package???

PS: Your prayers have been answered. We've given up on avocado for now and will try bananas this weekend.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Avocado ? Yuck !!!

We saw how he absolutely loved biting into the pear. But the big question was what would he make of California's national fruit, the avocado ? The pear is delicious and right up his sweet tooth alley, but apparently not so with the avocado. First indications are that it's going to be an acquired taste sort of thing.

Here's a video of the second feeding or what some might consider child abuse.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

On Top of Spaghetti

The boy just loves it when you sing to him. Pretty much any song will do and he doesn't even care that neither of us were gifted with a golden voice. Some of his favorite songs are "Twinkle twinkle traffic light", "The wheels on the bus go round and round", "Brown bear brown bear", "Down in the valley" and "ABCD". He especially likes it when you act them out. Something about hand signals is fascinating to him. His absolute favorite is this crazy redition of "On top of Spaghetti", In this particular instance Dad forgets the words to the song :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The pear incident

Aiden has been on a strict diet of Mother's milk since he was born. He has recently started showing a lot of interest in 'people food' and has figured out that whatever it is that Mommy and Daddy are eating is a lot more interesting than his daily staple. He tries to have a go at everything that we eat. It hasn't quite hit him yet that maybe he needs to ease into it a bit and not dive straight into the spicy stuff. But he hasn't had much luck other than a lick of a banana during the holidays. Oh and then there was the beer chug the other day at Grandpa's, but we won't get into that lest child services gets on my case. All that changed last week on 'Super Tuesday'. I was holding him in my lap trying to follow the election results on the telly while working on a pear when suddenly Aiden went bananas for it (interesting pun that). Mommy has a well researched and thought out food initiation plan in place and I wasn't quite sure if a pear was one of the acceptable first foods, that too one that had been contaminated by an adult. I tried to reason with the boy but he would have none of it. He justwent for it and spent a good 5 minutes trying to do as much damage as he could. It reminded me of one of those films on the 'Animal planet' channel where you see tiger cubs get overexcited at their first feeding opportunity.

We are going to start him on real food preety soon and avocado is slated to be his first choice. His high chair has been set up and is ready to go. He seems to like it so far, we'll see how long that lasts.
Here's some video footage of the 'The pear incident'