Where Did My Baby Go???

January 18th, 2010

On Friday my Liam will be turning 6 months old. I have to be honest, I have no idea where the past half year went! I’ve been trying to soak in Liam’s babyhood as much as I can, and now I’m realizing that he’s not a newborn anymore. Developmentally, he’s not quite rolling over yet (he can roll onto his side, but he hates being on his tummy!) and we’re not sitting up yet, either. The other boys did roll before this, but none of them really started sitting until they were around 7 months either.

I’ve been slowly trying to introduce him to solid foods. The first time I fed him, he seemed interested, but the last two attempts haven’t been as successful. For the first time, I’m trying to make my own baby food. I purchased a mini-food processor and mini rice cooker in order to make the process easier, and it’s been very convenient to stick a few pieces of fruit in the steamer insert of the rice cooker and let it go for half an hour before dumping it in the processor and beating it to a pulp. Plus, it’s a lot easier to clean up after this process than if I was using our full-sized food processor and rice cooker!

I had really wanted to get a Beaba Babycook, which does the steaming and pureeing all in one step, but those contraptions run about $150, and I was able to get these two items for less than half that price! They might not be quite as convenient, but they are working pretty well for us!

Some of Liam’s food- homemade applesauce and rice cereal

Sitting in the high chair, ready for his meal

What he did with his meal

This face pretty much tells you how he felt about the food I made him!

He is more happy biting his fingers and sucking his thumb. On Saturday night I realized that he’s been sucking his left thumb so hard that it had started to peel and bleed. I tried to give the thumb a break by putting a little mitten on that hand and giving him a paci instead and he was MAD!!!! He refused the paci, he wouldn’t fall asleep, and after a minute of angry cries he started to actively arch his back and throw his first tantrum!!!! I tried nursing him to sleep, and finally he went down, mitty still on, but in the morning, well, mitty was gone! He’s a smart kid…

Pajama day with Mommy (Thanks, Mom Flanagan, for the new PJ’s! I love them!!!)

Liam absolutely loves our Moby Wrap. At church and whenever we go places, I always carry him in this. He loves it and it keeps him calm and happy. Sometimes he let him face out so he can see everything around him, and he loves that too. I wish I had purchased one of these when Patrick was a baby!

And, some pictures of the other boys!!!

The boys and I at the Conservatory at Wright Park in Tacoma

Lion at Wright Park- can you believe that I’ve lived in the area since I was 11, and up until last week I had never been to that park?

A Saturday with boys at the park 🙂


  1. Alicia says

    Aww, Liam is sooo cute! How do you make rice cereal? I’ve also enjoyed making my own baby food – something I never thought I’d do, but it’s really easy and I like that I know what’s going in his tummy.

    Your little crew of boys is just so cute – you ARE a lucky woman!

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  2. Aunt Karen says

    I’ve noticed those Moby Wraps when I’m out and about. It’s such a beautiful picture to see of mom and baby so close … and so content. It’s priceless!

    Isn’t that the W.W.Seymour Botanical Conservatory? We’ve been there! Carol Anne thought she made contact with Audrey 2 in there. What nice weather for the outing.

    I also agree … you’ve got a darling bunch of boys!

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