It’s Sasha’s birthday! Let’s all wish her a very happy one!
Add carrots to the list of fruits and vegetables Sasha doesn’t like. The list now includes such baby mainstays as:
- butternut squash
What does she like? Well, she deigns to eat sweet potatoes, if you coax her enough. But her only real favorite is oatmeal baby cereal. That’s right, the tasteless gray gruel that most reasonable humans, baby or otherwise, would tolerate, not enjoy.
Does she appreciate the fact that I make her babyfood from real ingredients, lovingly baking the sweet potatoes and squash and steaming the carrots for her then running them through the food processor to make a nice purée easy for her toothless mouth to handle? No. All she does is make a face as if to say, “What is this slop you’re trying to force down my throat?”
At the tender age of seven months, my daughter has already proven herself quite the fickle eater.
Here’s a picture of Sasha eating carrots. Notice the look of disgust on her face. Shortly after this picture was taken, she threw up the carrots and a significant portion of oatmeal. Shortly after that, she went to bed.
Sasha is 6 months old today. Happy half-birthday, Sasha!
It’s been an exciting year for the Rottons.
On July 11, at 2:43 in the morning, we
welcomed Alexandra Elaine Rotton into the
family. She weighed in at 8 lb 8 oz and is a
healthy and active bundle of energy. We
call her “Sasha” (it’s the Russian equivalent
Sammy is now a very precocious three year
old. He recently switched to a new
preschool located in the same building in
which Tracy works. With Sasha there too,
the whole family gets to be together every
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I think Sasha’s “Flippy, the Wonder Baby” phase is finally over. For about three weeks, maybe longer, she felt compelled to flip to her tummy when put down on her back even the least bit awake. Once there, she’d start to fuss, and then scream because: A) she didn’t want to be on her tummy and B) she couldn’t flip herself back over. Once in the occassional while she’d finally manage to fall asleep on her tummy after fussing for a little while, but usually we’d have to flip her back after she worked herself into a tizzy.
Fortunately, I think she’s over all this. She hasn’t tried to do the Flippy thing for several days now, and I think as a result we’re both getting a lot more sleep.