Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tooth Number Three!

Tooth number three broke through on the top today! Benson was uncharacteristically fussy last night, and I thought it might be that that his teeth were hurting, we woke up this morning to another little sliver of white peeking through on his top gums!

He's been doing better with eating since his Nana J recommended using a silver spoon instead of the Gerber rubber tipped one. For some strange reason, this has made a bit of a difference to him and he has done well eating pears and squash this week. He LOVES pears now. It is the cutest thing to watch him actually enjoy me putting something in his mouth! I read something this week from Dr. Sears the pediatrition that made me feel a lot better about his eating situation.. here's the quote:

"Does your baby show no interest in starting solid foods just yet? Does he turn away from every creative spoonful you offer? Don't worry. Breastmilk or infant formula is all a baby needs to grow and thrive in the first year of life. Starting solid foods is simply for fun and to get your baby introduced to the idea of eating. Pushing too hard, too soon may turn your baby off from from foods. Let him develop his own appetite and curiosity for foods. He'll be sure to dive in when he's ready. "

The Lord sent me that quote at just the right time. I had been a little discouraged that he has had such an allergy and aversion to foods, so this quote from a pediatrician was just what I needed to hear! Thank you Lord!

Sitting in a high chair for the first time with cousin Will! My, what big boys!!

Out of all the toys we have, these babies would rather chew on water bottles! Hannah just cut her first tooth, too, so maybe they are good teething rings!

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