Tuesday, December 28, 2010

First Real Food

Ruth was doing so much better before we left for Alabama. She was eating 4 or 5 times a day, sleeping through the night, and even giving me one regular long nap during the day. Starting about Tuesday of last week she went back to eating every two hours or less for at least 45 minutes, and waking up anywhere from one to three times a night. Let's say I'm tired of feeding that baby. All week I've been debating "Is my milk supply giving out like with Britt? Is she getting enough to eat?" or "Is it just a growth spurt, so that I produce more?" or "Is she getting plenty of milk, but still hungry? Should we start solids a little earlier than we planned?" After a week of waffling and still not having decided anything, I was trying to eat supper on Sunday, and she started fussing, so we told Rachel to offer her some mashed potatoes. At first she didn't want to have anything to do with them, but after Rachel finally got some in her mouth, she couldn't suck that off her finger fast enough. We aren't quiet ready to start regularly giving her solids, but she can have as much in the way of mashed potatoes as she wants over the next month. Tonight we may have discovered why she's wanted to eat so much, she has two bottom teeth coming in.

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