Saturday, November 11, 2006

Teeth, pulling up, and other developments

Liam has become such a little explorer recently! He's pulling up on the furniture and trying to cruise along the edges of the furniture. Yesterday he knelt in front of Sofia's baby doll stroller and pushed it across the room on his knees. He thought it was pretty cool!

His 3rd tooth came in, top right. You can't see it yet in his smile, but soon, he'll be a toothy kid! He's eating more than I could ever imagine - up to 12 jars of baby food a day. I've started cutting back on the baby food (at sometimes $.79/jar it gets expensive, especially when you add in formula) and substituting regular table food. I think one of his favorites is scrambled eggs. When you put him next to a girl his age, the difference is striking. The girl (usually) picks up her food one piece at a time, puts it in her mouth, chews, swallows, then goes for another piece. Liam, on the other hand, shovels handfuls at a time into his mouth, doesn't bother with chewing, just continually shovels, occasionally chews, and somehow manages to swallow.
Sofia is doing better with him - she went through a phase where she was afraid of him. But she's much better now. She still gets upset when he goes for one of her toys, but what do you expect from a 2-year old? Now they entertain each other - they laugh at each other, make faces - it's fun to watch. And it makes my job a lot easier. I don't have to be their entertainer. And Sofia still isn't much of an eater, except when it comes to corn on the cob or pomegranates (go figure!).

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