Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ending the Year with New Things!

Yesterday, Avery went to her 6 month check up. She measured in at 26" long and weighs 14lbs 5.5oz. She's a little above average in height, but only in the 20th percentile for weight. We were told we could start doing other solid foods now-fruits and veggies and that we could also start giving her a sippy cup to practice with. She had to get a bunch of shots too-5 of them! She had 3 regular ones to get and then she also had to get the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine as well. She was very good-didn't cry much at all. She was pretty crabby the rest of the day and most of the day today as well so I'm sure they had something to do with it.

Since we got the OK to start new solids, why not end the year with something new? Today was carrot day! I had some in the house so I cooked them up and pureed them in a blender.
Looks tasty huh?!

Of course we had to get some pics of her trying them:

Can you guess how she liked them?

Yeah, not a big fan. She was doing her gagging thing like she did the first time we gave her cereal. She wasn't too thrilled. We'll keep trying and see if she warms up to them.

I also decided to give her a sippy cup today to play with. She has become obsessed with watching people drink. And she LOVES when I drink out of a water bottle-she gets so excited and grabs it from me and tries to eat the bottle. So I figured a sippy cup would be right up her alley-it's see through so she can see the water, she can chew on it, etc.

When I gave it to her, it was like she knew what to do with it-she put it right in her mouth!

She was chewing on it and loving it....until she got a taste of the water in the cup....

She disliked it so much that all she had to do was look at the cup and she would make this face:


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