What a difference a day makes (pics and a video)

A month or so ago I wrote about how we had decided to try Julian on solids. After a few days of it and him showing no interest in actually eating the food (he kept spitting it out or gagging) and having green poop after ingesting a tiny bit of avocado, I decided we should hold off on food for him for a while.

A month past and when we were at my friend’s farewell party this weekend, he kept trying to grab a banana out of Jody’s hand. I told Jody to let him have it and see what he did with it. Well, he loved it – both squishing it between his fingers and eating it. That seemed like a pretty clear sign to me that he was ready to try solids again.

While I made nearly all of Ava’s baby food myself, I don’t feel like I have the time or energy to do that this time around. I may do some things, but not to the extent that I did it with Ava. So when I went to Vitamin Cottage on Sunday evening, I picked up a couple jars of Earth’s Best Organic carrots, peas, and winter squash. I figured we’d give those a try before I bought or attempted to make any more.

Monday night, he enthusiastically ate about half a jar of carrots. Tonight he happily ate the other half. Yes, I definitely feel he is now ready for solids.

I’m glad that I waited another month and didn’t push it just because he was 6 months old and “that’s when babies should be eating foods.” I followed his cues and waited until he let us know – “Hey, mom and dad, I want some food.” :)

Anyway, back to my real motivation for writing this post. And that is, what a difference a day makes regarding what is now coming out of this boy! I think he pooped pureed carrots tonight. I’m going to miss those sweet-smelling, easy-to-clean breast-fed poopies. They are now a thing of the past.

And now, some pics (of him eating, not of his diapers ;) ) and a video of the future drummer:
7/1/07
Before:
Julian and the banana - before
After:
Julian and the banana - after
“What? I can’t hear you. I have some banana in my ear.”

Enjoying some carrots 7/3/07:
Julian loving his carrots 7/3/07

The little drummer boy video (aka Julian smacking his booster seat) 7/1/07:
Click here to watch it.

Oh, and don’t mind Jody’s elbow that’s in most of the video, and Ava saying, “I need to go pee” in the middle of it. If I waited for the perfect opportunity to tape my kids, it would never happen. ;)

I can’t figure out how to embed the video in my blog without it royally screwing up my layout. Maybe I’ll mess with it more another time.