Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Solid foods

So, Miss Molly woke up last Friday morning in a bad mood. The little one was quite pissy and the only conclusion I could come to was that she was hungry and needed more. She had been gradually sleeping less at night and I've read that can happen when it's time to introduce solids. So I decided it was time to give her something more than the rice cereal she has been having. I had picked up some carrots the last time we were in Tahoe (doc recommended we start off with veggies and carrots was all the store up there had). Well, since Molly woke me up before my boobs did I wasn't fully awake. In my sleepy state I *might* have mixed up ounces and tablespoons and there's a *possibility* I gave Molly a little bit *too* much her first time. Maybe. Possibly. Slight chance. Ok, I did. Let's just say she had some digestive issues that day and demon child made a visit.

The last few days we've given her less and mixed in some breast milk to help it go down better and that seems to have done the trick. I never thought I'd say this, but I rather miss those breast milk only poopy diapers. Who knew? Since the carrots don't quite pass through the little one as easily she's been a bit fussier at night and we've had some issues getting her down and having her stay down. But once she's down she seems to be sleeping a bit more each night so I think we're on the right track with the solids. Her body just needs to adjust to the new materials.

Molly has also moved up to the convertible car seat. It's rear facing now until she reaches her first birthday and then it will be front facing. Hence the name. She can't quite pass out as easily in it since she's sitting more upright and is not as reclined as she was in her infant car seat, but she seems to be taking to it ok. The real bummer is that you can no longer "pack her up" in the house and take her out to the car. That and if she's fallen asleep in her stroller when you're out and about you have to wake her to get her into the car. I found myself at the mall yesterday doing some extra shopping after I made some returns on the outfits she's already grown out of because she had finally passed out in her stroller and I didn't have the heart to wake her. Hey, it was all stuff for Molly to wear next week when she grows out of her current size.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I miss the breastmilk diapers too... Diapers will never be the same again. ;)