Starting Solids!

Posted by: Maggie

Our pediatrician gave us the okay to start Eleanor on solids when we saw him for her four month check-up so that weekend we started her on rice cereal. I tried to feed her first, with little success. She didn’t seem to care much for it.

Josh tried next and was slightly more successful.

In all she ended up with much more cereal on her face and bib than she did in her stomach.

Most spoonfuls went in the mouth, but were immediately spit back out again.

Since then she has had one meal a day of rice cereal. She has been doing much better with it and at the last few meals she has been opening wide for the spoon and spitting very little back out. We are going to add a second meal a day of rice cereal next week, and then start her on veggies a few weeks after that.

4 Month Doctor’s Visit

Posted by: Maggie

Last week Eleanor had her four month check-up. She was 13 lbs 14 oz and 27 inches tall. That puts her at a perfect 50th percentile for her weight and 97th percentile for her height. She is still tall like her daddy, but not so skinny as she used to be, more round like her mommy. Her pediatrician said that she is doing not great, but wonderful. She even passed her tummy time test unlike at her last visit. She started rolling over a few weeks ago and now spends most of her time on her tummy. Every time we put her down on her back she flips herself onto her tummy within a few minutes.

She was very excited to be at the doctor’s. She was babbling excitedly and at full volume.

The poor girl did not realize that she was about to get a set of immunization shots.

The very nice nurse came to stick her.

She screamed and cried but just a few moments later she was back in daddy’s arms and back to her cheerful self.

Although that cheerfulness didn’t last very long. Once we arrived home she got upset and was fussy and running a fever through the next day. This is normal following immunizations, but very uncomfortable for her I’m sure, and not so pleasant for her parents either. We unfortunately had to skip a few school events we had planned to attend the next day, the Jewish Law Student Association’s model Passover Seder and the Women’s Legal Association’s end of year potluck dinner. I’m sorry we couldn’t make it, but I’m sure that Eleanor would not have enjoyed herself.

Baby Shower!

Posted by: Maggie

The Sunday before last my friends Erin, Megan, and I threw a baby shower for our friends Melissa and Mike. Melissa is a fellow law student and her baby is due a week after our graduation. That means she will be studying for the Bar exam with a newborn baby at home. I don’t think any of us are worried about her passing the exam and I don’t really think she is either. If anyone can do it in such challenging circumstances Melissa can. She is hardworking, brilliant, and the most motherly person I know. She will be an amazing attorney and an incredible mom.

Our best friends were there to celebrate with us.

Eleanor was very good during the party. She always seems to enjoy having new people around.

Erin made all of the delicious food and brought a beautiful diaper cake designed by her cousin as a centerpiece.

I made the cupcakes and we decorated them with little plastic babies.

Here are Melissa, Erin and I at the end of the afternoon.