Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Abigail has had a lot of "firsts" this last week. Last Friday, I started Abigail on her first solids, and since Rodney had the day off, it was a family affair! She did quite well. She seemed to like the taste of the rice cereal, opening her mouth again and again, though on the first day, she didn't quite seem to get the hang of swallowing. It was a messy and fun endeavor for all involved - mom with the spoon, baby with gooey hands and face and dad with the video camera.

Day two was less messy - but not much. She did swallow some, and now when she's not eating she's starting to make new noises with her tongue. She's becoming more aware of lips, mouth, etc., so maybe we'll start hearing some more sounds soon too.

I still haven't gone to more than once a day. She's still getting the hang of solids, but in the next few days, it will become more and more a part of our routine. Once we've gotten used to rice for a week or two, we'll introduce vegetables (peas probably). Yum!

Another first this week was rolling over. Abigail mastered rolling from her tummy to her back yesterday (Tuesday), and proceeded to roll over 7 times. Now she rolls over as soon as I put her on her tummy, so I roll her back over much to her chagrin. She's becoming quite the rolling over expert. Now we'll start working more on back to tummy, though she doesn't have as much motivation for this milestone...

And the final first - Rodney propped Abigail up against the couch on her feet. It almost looks like she could take off walking! We stayed close at hand because occasionally she does lean to one side and needs rescuing. She sure likes being on her feet.

My worries are laid to rest, but I pray that I learn my lesson and give all things to the Lord. For I know other worries will creep up with each stage of life. May I entrust all things, all people all circumstances to the Lord of all Creation, the light of life.

We're having fun with solids, as I'm sure you will be able to see in the videos. Enjoy!

Note: Will try to upload another video later -- I have tried four times...


Megan said...

OH! She's so big. And she did so well with her first bites of cereal. Good job, Abigail. You are such a big girl!!

Jamie said...

yeah, abigail! so glad to hear she's doing well and rolling!