Starting solids.

Olive will be five months in about a week an a half, and a couple weeks ago we started her on solids.
“no just wait until she’s 6 months” I heard a lot. But, being Olives mother, I decided what was best for MY daughter.
So I pumped some milk, and gave her some cereal, she took to it right away.
We bought a couple jars of baby food, but decided against it after reading the ingredients, and remembering how simple it is to make your own baby food.
So someone bought us a baby bullet for Christmas (it is amazing)
After a three day watch and wait with the cereal, I made her some peas and spinach! She was pretty good with that.
No constipation problems, no stomach upsets, nothing bad, just good.
If you are around my age, a lot of us ate solids at four months, and if you are older, even earlier, now, we are all fine right!?! And so long as your not a moron, and pay attention if your baby is in distress it’s fine.
It is always best and easier on their bellies if you mix the cereal with breast milk.
Olive is loving it.

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I am officially one of those moms..

One of those moms who take things lightly, who can admit, and laugh about shit that has happened, who doesn’t do everything by the book, and doesn’t even try to, who doesn’t try to be the perfect mama, I love just being a good one and evolving, learning and at times I could even say a bad one :s
Like today, I was so stoked ready to make some slow cooker yummys, bringing olive into the kitchen carrying her in her bumbo( I know, dumb, but what are those side handles for then! )
I had a fabulous grip on her, when shit, I slipped on those new alphabet foam mats I just got Ollie for under her jolly jumper.
Luckily, she landed on carpet, and luckily she was fine. But I cried, and kissed the shit out of her.
I don’t remember falling, I just remember the slip and seeing Ollie on the floor beside her bumbo.
Lesson learned?
Don’t EVER carry Ollie in that thing, and pick up the foam tiles! And walk slowly!
Now I know I’m horrible and should not have done it, but I am human and make mistakes!
By the way, am only five feet tall, and was holding the bumbo at waist level, she landed in her bumbo, and it tipped, a exaggeration to make a point!
I am one of those moms….

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