so now that nathaniel has decided to give up his amateur status and join the professional ranks of flipping over, he has started to move into the realm of belly sleep. the first night he did this, he woke up freaking out because he was too tired to turn back over and hadn’t yet figured out how to turn his head sideways so he can breathe. i’d guess he woke himself up two or three times that night. the next night? everything was back to normal sleeping straight through the night. i have come up with a fun game to play (mostly by myself because julia sleeps about 22 hours a day) where i guess what position nathaniel will be in when i go to check up on him before i go to sleep. last night, he had curled himself up with his face almost through the bumper. it sort of reminded me of han solo in the carbonite, but i digress.
the last week has brought another in the ever growing list of firsts in nathaniel’s life – his first cold.
why'd you wake me up?
everyone always says that seeing your baby sick is tough to handle, but everyone’s an idiot. i joke. seeing nathaniel so congested he could barely eat was a rough couple of days. thinking about it, ‘little noses’ should have a rewards program because we went through a ton of drops last week. the one good thing to come out of this whole thing? i am now a 4th degree black belt in aspirating. who knew such a tiny little nose could contain so much mucus? well, now i know.
it was a fun week over here. nathaniel was sick, julia was sick and now i am sick. so begins the circle of disease in the household bell. pretty sure this is just going to keep going on forever, so i hope julia had chicken pox when she was younger because i know i’m all good.
oh yeah, last night (i guess this is the real important part of this post) we fed nathaniel his first meal. well, i suppose i should say we fed pickles nathaniel’s first meal. about 90% of the rice cereal ended up on nathaniel’s face and/or bib, maybe 5% ended up inside nathaniel and the last 5% ended up who knows where. pickles sat on the floor by us licking up the little dribbles that ended up on the floor.
this is ... food?
i am just expeting our dog to gain an awful lot of weight over the next couple years as nathaniel starts eating more and more food and throwing most of it on the floor. such a shame, we’ve spent years not feeding pickles human food so he leaves us alone at meal time. all of that work down the drain with the addition of an adorable baby covered in goop.
like everything else, there is going to be some learning involved. for now, he still tries to eat the spoon like he did the bottle the first few days with that. he’ll push it out of his mouth, not quite sure what to do with it. i know tonight he was getting more food than yesterday due to the facial expressions he was making of absolute disgust with the flavor of his meal.
we can start feeding him sushi at 6 months, right? that will sure make our lives a lot easier.
wait, after you torture me with this food, i have to take a bath too?!?