First of all, you all need to stop saying how much you are going to miss me. Just about every time I read that I either get misty or I feel like a heel.
And when I think about continuing as a parent without my panel of experts (my reading friends) I get a little panicky! Honestly. I’ve thought more than once – what am I going to do when I have a parenting question and I don’t have my blog? You all are the best advice givers. And I know the advice you give helps others as there are lots of moms with little ones who read here too.
First thing… After doing some reading online I think we have determined that we have a high needs baby as it relates to sleep. By that I mean the normal bedtime routine route that everyone says should work, doesn’t. She is so curious about everything that it is like her brain will not shut down. I think the fact that it is light so late probably doesn’t help much either. I remember being like this as a child so maybe she comes by it naturally. She has to be almost exhausted before she will take a bottle and go to sleep. I know everyone says you shouldn’t put babies down when they are asleep, but at night it is almost like we have no choice. Anyone else have a baby like this and care to offer suggestions?
And the other thing… Caroline has no interest in anything beyond her Stage 2 baby foods. Tried Stage 3 a few times and she either gagged or looked at it and wouldn’t even open her mouth. I’ve tried Cheerios, those baby puff things, food off our plates… Nothing. I’ve tried eating with her, giving them to her to play with… Nothing. This is a child who loves to eat and puts everything in her mouth. So is she just not ready? She’ll be ten months next week and I’d love to get her out of baby food soon!
Thank you in advance from two perplexed parents!