Friday, February 25, 2005

Bye Bye Baby

I'm finally accepting it - Duncan is no longer a baby.

I had been resisting this because Duncan is my last baby. Also, I thought he would drink and eat better with the bottles and baby food. But one day I finally convinced myself that there was no evidence to support this and he might actually drink more from the cup. Feeding him the baby food was also such a high maintenance cry fest, that it would definitely be easier and make meals happier if we just gave him table food.

So, when we started to run out of the bottle liners, we decided not to buy anymore and start the transition to sippy cups. We ran out of liners three days ago, and Duncan has had all cups since then. It has been going well except for a little crying when we try to give him the cup at bed time.

The transition to table food is going great. Duncan eats what we eat, just chopped up and he is so excited to be getting table food he eats better than his brother some times (we do not have to bribe him to eat his veggies).

Another development which may or may not be related to the other changes is that Duncan has started resisting his morning nap this week. I was worried at first that he was going to be grumpy during the afternoon, but then my Mom suggested that he would sleep better at night if he did not take a morning nap. And Duncan has been sleeping through the night this week!

So, Duncan is making a lot of positive progress, but I still miss my baby.


At 2:06 PM, February 25, 2005, Blogger Juice said...

They will both always be your baby. . .


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