Two Things Tuesday (1/21)
1. These are the foods Jack has tried so far with stars to denote how much he likes each one.
^Does not like
~Oatmeal (from the canister, fixed on the stove) and cinnamon with mashed up chunks of apple * or pear ** or blueberries ** cooked with it
~Puréed pumpkin (from the can) warm ** or cold *
~Steamed carrots and apples mushed up with a fork *
He liked this a lot for 3 or 4 days, but then he had a gagging incident, and I think it turned him off. He'll eat some, but it's not his favorite now.
~Brown rice with a little bit of apple and cinnamon ^
He was a good sport and tried it, but he could not handle the sticky texture and gagged and vomited twice. It was sad to watch. We'll wait on the rice a little longer and try again in a few weeks maybe.
~Steamed and blended peaches and cloves either warm or straight out of the fridge ***
~Steamed and blended carrots and blueberries--I just fixed a batch of this about an hour ago, so he hasn't tried it yet. I'm hoping he'll like it!
I wish we could try banana or avocado because I just know he'd love them, but The Husband is allergic to both. I'm afraid Jack would have an allergic reaction, and I wouldn't know it since it doesn't seem to be a visual reaction like a rash or itching. The Husband's tongue and throat tingle and itch and feel funny after eating them. I guess Jack might exhibit some other symptoms I could watch for. Any ideas?
2. He nurses 4 or 5 times a day. Four if it's a good wake-time/nap-time day. Five if it's wonky.
It's been a bit wonky the last week or so.
A typical schedule for us lately looks a little like this; though times can vary 15-30 minutes either way.
I was really hoping to move him to a four-hour eat, play, sleep schedule soon, but he's still not able to stay awake happy for longer than an hour and a half most times, so until he can do that, we'll have to stick with the three- to three-and-a-half hour schedule for now.
7:45 - nurse and solids offered (usually pumpkin or carrots/apples--something hardy).
8:45ish - nap
10:45ish - wake
11:00ish - nurse and solids (today I'll offer the carrots/blueberries I fixed and then peaches if he's still hungry)
Independent playtime happens in this block of awake time (15-25 minutes in his playpen without me there to entertain him)
12:00ish - nap (this one has been off lately...sometimes he'll only sleep for an hour, which throws off the afternoon schedule a bit)
2:00ish - wake
2:15ish - nurse and solids (more pumpkin and possibly carrots/blueberries)
Independent playtime (15-25 minutes)
3:30ish - nap
4:30 to 5:00ish - wake
5:00ish - nurse, play, bath
7:15ish - nurse and solids (oatmeal with blueberries-as much as he'll willingly eat--and then peaches)
7:30 to 7:45 - bed