I’m late posting my comparison again this month. Not that that is a surprise. I can’t believe it’s already the middle of October. Sheesh! Where is the time going? Please come back. Please? Or at least slow down a little so I can catch up.
We were definitely well into feedings by the time Veronica was 6 months. I think she started cereal around 5 1/2 months or so, and by this time, she was testing her first veggies.
Jacinta has really taken to eating cereal. She devours it! The concept of a spoon - which has to be repeatedly refilled - is a little frustrating for her. She wants the continuity of nursing, but the tastiness of cereal!
We started the cereal a little later (not because having two kids is busier or anything) and haven’t quite started veggies or fruits yet, but I’ve got some frozen and ready to go. I think she is more than ready.
Veronica still wins the chunky baby award, hands-down. There is just no competing with her little rolls. And the cheeks! I love the cheeks.
Favorite starfish, om nom nom.
Jacinta has definitely put on some extra chunk since she started eating cereal though. Her hair is a little lighter than it was when she was born, and it hasn’t fallen out quite as much as Veronica’s did around the sides and back. No bald spot for Jacinta! If she’s not nursing, she’s likely to be found with her two fingers in her mouth. Two fingers can’t compare with Mommy, but they come close.
She does not like tummy time very much, but we are slowly lengthening the amount of time she will stay that way. She definitely knows what she wants (toys, the tablecloth, occasionally my keyboard), and will reach and strain for it with her whole body. She loves her big sister and often smiles or giggles at Veronica’s antics. She loves when people sing songs to her and she will join in, too!
This morning Jacinta woke up at 4:30 am (thanks) and when she was finished nursing, she decided it was time for a song. I told her to “Shhhhh!” and she proceeded to make breathy noises for the next ten minutes or so instead. “Ahhhhhhhhhh….”
We are having so much fun with both of our precious girls. And it’s fun to see them begin to have fun with each other.