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It's been a pretty crazy couple of weeks at our house and there are several "baby's firsts" to talk about!

The first "first" isn't a terribly good one.  Little Paul caught his first cold which quickly became a fever and an ear infection.  We headed to the pediatrician and got a dose of antibiotics for him which seemed to clear things up pretty quickly.  No sooner had he recovered from being sick early last week though than I came down with a cold- one of the worst colds I've had in a long time.  And of course I had a Conference to run for work this past weekend.  Fortunately I was feeling better by the time Friday rolled around and the Conference went off without a hitch (although my boss was sick the whole time- am keeping my fingers crossed that he didn't pass anything along to me!)

Last week LP had his 4-month check up.  He's grown another 1.5 inches and was 12 lbs, 5 oz.  He's only in the 5th percentile for height and weight but the 50th for head circumference.  The doctor seemed pretty pleased about that and said not to worry about his weight too much- he'll catch up to the other kids eventually!

The doctor also said that it was time to start introducing food to him.  We were told to mix 1 tablespoon of rice cereal with 2 ounces of formula and try giving him some with a spoon.  Dr. C said that he probably would just spit it back out and that it would take a couple of weeks to get him to actually eat any.  Once he was eating the rice cereal we could start slowly introducing veggies and then fruits.

So Paul bought some cereal and some baby spoons and we set LP up in his highchair.  Here's how it went:

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Hey Daddy!  What's that you've got there???

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Ooo that's good!!!

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Yum!  Give me more!

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Keep it coming!

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I'm still hungry!

Yup, no problems at all.  He chowed down that bowl of cereal and wanted more.  After a couple nights of the cereal we gave him some peas.  The first bite didn't go well- he hung his mouth open, looked at us and started crying, wondering what in the heck we'd put in his mouth.  After a little while crying he finally swallowed the peas and fell immediately in love with them.  He polished off his bowl of peas and when we tried to give him more cereal instead of more peas he refused to eat it. 

Apparently LP has inherited his dad's eating style- more more more, faster faster faster!

So that's what's been going on.  Everyone is fighting colds that keep coming back, my conference at work is over, and LP has been chowing down on "big boy" food.  Big and Little Pauls have been having some good Daddy/Son bonding time too....

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