Monday, February 25, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Grancy Love

Dear Grancy,
Thanks for babysitting me so my mommy and daddy could work yesterday.
I had lots of fun with you.
Love, Avery

Monday, February 18, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008


Goodbye dream feed, hello xbox?!?
I suppose things are changing when I have to run over and peel the fingers of my almost 7 month old off of the xbox controller cord. (I know you are all thinking, poor Jon, no PS3, well such is the life of new parents). If only we had taken heed of the pediatrician's warning 4 weeks ago to start babyproofing the house... and I just don't understand why she can't just stay on the playmat. What is with this roaming about, here and there and everywhere? I would say, "oh remember the simpler times" but this is so much fun, we'll just continue on this journey awaiting the next time we can say "wow, i never thought she'd be able to do that!"
Last night was our first night without the 10pm dream feed, we've been weaning her off it the past week after giving it to her the past 2 months. She didn't make a peep for nearly 11.5 hrs. Ahhhh!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Puree! Schmuree!

So I consider myself to be well-versed in the fine art of cooking. Really how hard can it be to steam a sweet potato, puree it, throw it in with some cereal and milk and call it a baby meal? And what baby doesn't like sweet potatoes? So I embark on this adventure with full confidence in myself, which I suppose was my first mistake.

Well, truly my worst mistake was presuming that a blender would puree steamed sweet potatoes with the same efficacy as a cuisinart. So I blended and blended, added a little of the cooking liquid (for the vitamins of course) and it looked halfway decent and so i made up a big bowl of mush containing my newly cooked sweet potatoes and Avery would have none of it. Like, anti-swallow response, crying, screaming, tears streaming down the face, oops choking can't breathe for a second or two, more crying. Then I wanted to cry, looking at 1/4 of my potatoes, 2 ounces of breastmilk and some cereal, all destined for disposal.

Well, we'll try again tomorrow. 2nd time goes about as 1st. Then I start to think, maybe I need to puree it a bit more. So I throw the "pureed/blended" potatoes into the cuisinart, let it run for a few seconds, remove the lid and the exact thought in my head is "oh yeah, that's what baby food is supposed to look like", smooth and decadent. How I was unable the day before to recognize "that is not what baby food is supposed to look like" is beyond me.

Anyway, 3rd time's a charm, I vote for Cuisinart all the way. She loves sweet potatoes. Thank goodness.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Family Foto

It's not common these days to be able to get a photo of all 3 of us, so here it is. Thanks Grandpa for taking the photo and thanks to you and NanaLin for hanging out again. Miss Avery is happy as ever. She is so looking forward to trying some veggies soon, like maybe tomorrow if I can make it to Whole Foods to buy some orange/yellow veggie of some sort. Fun!!