During (that's Rice Cereal on the spoon)
making a mess afterwards
So far, his tummy seems fine with it. 24-48 hours will be the real show of tolerance.
He's a week shy of 6 months old (where does the time go?!) and he seems like he needs more food to be satisfied,but will not tolerate a higher volume of formula right now. SO....it's on to some solids, beginning with Rice cereal. He seemed to love it. He was allowed 2 teaspoons and ate about 3/4 of that. ( A normal beginning serving for a baby is 1 Tablespoon = 3 teaspoons). Every single thing we spoon in his mouth is a gamble in tolerance. At any moment, anything he tries could give him severe diaherrea that will land him in the hospital, BUT the kids gotta eat, and there is only one way to know if he'll tolerate it, and that is to feed it to him and then wait.
His weight yesterday at the pediatrician was EXACTLY the same as last week, 12lbs2oz, so that's worrisome. Our pediatrician feels like we are going to have to end up mixing his formula at a higher calorie ratio, in order to get him to really gain some weight. But it's cereal this week. So it'll be at least a week before we can try that. Can't do too many changes at once with his tummy. His bloodwork yeseterday looked super! Last weeks was not so great, but they also mangled him attempting to get it, which can damage the sample,and cause the numbers to be skewed. Yesterday, the pediatrician called over to the pediatric floor of the hospital to see if they could do the blood draw, and they said sure as long as we didnt' mind waiting. The wait wasn't long at all, and they got it on the first stick and didn't mangle him to get it. He barely even whimpered. The pediatrician called about 8pm last night to give us the results. Have I mentioned I think his pediatrician rocks?!
Travis went to see the Wizard of Oz yesterday on his field trip and he loved it. He said his favorite part of the play was when the 2 witches were up there together, fighting :o). Such a boy that one is. he has his T-ball opening ceremonies this Friday, then his first game bright and early Saturday morning (9:30am). And then we have a surprise for him on Sunday that I can barely keep my mouth shut about cause he's gonna flip his lid over it.