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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

January 2007

1/26/2007 8:39:37 PM
Baby food?? Not for Cole....
Cole decided that he's too old for baby food. He only wants table food which is not very fun. When I try to feed him baby food holds his mouth shut, smacks the spoon, or my favorite- he spits it in my face. So I give up.. After two weeks of dealing with this twice a day, I'm just letting him eat table food. He's still eating baby food in the morning because he really likes his fruit and cereal. Other than that, I have to come up with dairy free meals for him. It's a little frustrating, but I'm sure in the long run it'll be easier. Right now he feeds himself a few bites and waits for me to put the food in his mouth. Tonight he chewed up a bite, looked at me, and opened his mouth just waiting for the food. He's lazy! I'm trying to get him to feed himself more, once that happens, meal times will be MUCH easier.
Other than that, he is moving like crazy. He gets up on his hands and knees and is SO close to crawling. We sometimes move his hands and knees for him but he hasn't got the hang of it yet. He basically scoots backwards and around in a complete circle. We have to get a move on this baby proofing before he figures it out!!
1/18/2007 10:10:26 PM
Bored
I'm bored and can't sleep right now so here's a picture of Cole in a bucket.

1/13/2007 7:08:08 AM
It'd be a hard life without cheese!
Well, Cole is allergic to dairy for sure. He continued to throw up that night for a couple hours until there was nothing in his stomach to throw up. We waited until last night to try dairy again. I gave him some mac and cheese baby food and he threw it up after about 2 hours which was how long it took the yogurt to come up. Now we know- no dairy for Cole!! We are glad that we switched him to soy milk so early on because his reaction to dairy is so much worse than when he was little.

Many children that are allergic to dairy grow out of it. The little boy that I take care of has the same problem but seems to be getting much better. He used to throw up AND get hives from dairy when he was a baby. Now he is two and he can eat cheese or yogurt without a reaction. They haven't tried milk yet, but he seems to have mostly grown out of his allergy. He is also allergic to eggs so I'm curious if Cole is allergic to anything else. We'll just introduce new foods very slowly to find out what the little guy can handle.

1/7/2007 7:48:15 PM
Poor Cole! :-(
Cole just puked a few times. It was his whole dinner which included a whole jar of veggies, a half a container of yogurt, and an 8 oz bottle. It was a lot and all over our bed-- oh he just did it again. :( We think that he is allergic to dairy. Tonight should be pretty rough...
1/7/2007 7:28:44 AM
6 Month Check Up
Cole had his 6 month check up on Friday. It went very well. He did have to get 3 shots, which gave him a fever, but other than that, it was fine. The doctor even said he's a little advanced for his age with sitting up and feeding himself. She said that since he can feed himself a cracker we should start letting him eat more table foods. So now we are giving him little bites of what we eat (as long as it is soft and not too spicey). So far he likes bread and that is about it.. Everything else he spits out, but we'll keep trying. Last night I gave him a bite of mashed potatoes and he gagged and then threw up. I think he just can't stand the texture so I'll wait about a month or so before I try that again.