Friday, November 17, 2006

Luca's growing up!

Luca started on infant rice cereal yesterday and he really seemed to like it. Although he is only 4 1/2 months old, and not the 6 months that they now recommend waiting until before starting on solids, many factors precipitated this event. I have an infection that results in less milk production for him. To help with keeping him full, this was one way to go. Physically he was ready to swallow the cereal, so after talking to the doctor, it was a go.

Luca is also now able to roll over! Usually babies roll from front to back first, but in keeping with Luca doing things differently, he can roll from his back onto his front, but not the other way yet. This seems a bit strange to me, since apparently rolling back to front takes more strength and coordination than the other way. Oh well, he has had some unusual experiences in his 4 1/2 months.

His incision has been healing nicely, although we haven't actually seen it directly. The steri-strips will be coming off in the next few days, and then we will be able to see where the stitches were (they should be dissolved soon). He doesn't seem to even notice that anything is different.

Life with a baby gets more interesting every day!


Karyn/Mom said...

A big boy needs lots of nourishment!

Are you feeling sick with the infection? or just in pain?

The Grahams said...

I was quite sick, and went to the hospital on Tuesday night. I was also in some pain, but am feeling quite a bit better now. Unfortunately, Luca got the infection through me, so he was sick, too. Then the first round of antibiotics they gave me made both of us sick, so I had to go get different ones. It has been a busy few days between going to the hospital, out patients and then the clinic in 3 days. But, we are on the mend.

Tom McMillan said...

Good thing you keep feeding him. When I left he was definitly under weight. Starving even.