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Happy National Siblings Day

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Even though the older ones tend to fight and they are all off doing their own thing these days… these siblings sure do love each other! I can only wish they grow to be best of friends when they are older and that they always take care of each other.

Avocado Time

Coen had his first bite of food at four months. We didn’t go the traditional text book route of feeding him cereal. We chose to feed him avocado for his first bite. Jay did a bunch of research on what to feed Coen, he was convinced that it was the best way to go. I definitely was on board so that we can encourage him to eat healthy right from the start. Plus, I figured it would be fine no matter what you pick for your child as long as its a healthy choice, since its recommended that you start adding foods at 4 – 6 months. Avocado has those healthy fats that help with brain development.

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Here are some sites supporting cereal alternatives:

  • http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/avocadobabyfoodrecipes.html
  • http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/avocadobabyfoodrecipes.html
  • http://www.babyfood101.com/email/week02/
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    During this week, we also added yogurt and carrots to his diet. Next week we will add banana as his first fruit.

    I Survived

    This week I survived my first time away from my little one for five whole days. It was hard and I was ready to come home on day one. Prior to leaving, I prayed for the weather to be bad so our flight was delayed hoping it would give me just a little longer with the family. Who does that? A mom with a baby and little girls that she has to leave. The older ones are a little easier to be a way from for short terms, because they can Facetime with me so I can still feel apart of their life. With the baby I am not there to get any reaction at all. In all of my sadness of being a part, I did Google “Does your baby forget you in one week?” OK, I know that is silly, but I think every mom thinks that when they leave their baby for the first time. I have to thank Google for all of the responses. Apparently they do not forget you, but at least other parents have this reaction. Some replies did point out that you can leave a shirt or something that smells like you and a recording of your voice, but lets’ face it… I am not that organized.

    I don’t think it ever get easier being away from your children. I hope they don’t mind me being their roommate in their college dorms, because I think that I will go back to college just for that reason. I can’t imagine what it will be like when they move away from the house and go off on their own. I am sure I will be Googling “Will my college student forget me in one week?” Maybe I will be a cool enough mom that they will Facebook me when they are older. It could happen.

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