I am pretty pumped that the little guy has taken more and more to the solid foods, and is relying less on the bottle. It is going along with his increased activity – crawling around a lot, etc., and his overall awareness of the world (wants to eat like his parents eat – even opens his mouth when we are eating). In addition, he is getting very close to the point where he will sleep through the whole night without eating (he has done it a few nights already), and that probably also gives him more interest in meals during the day.
Naturally, this up-swing in eating solids comes at a cost to the guy who is taking care of him. That’s right, I’m talking about changing more diapers. We are talking about a huge increase in production, here. When he was really small, we changed a lot of more-than-pee diapers. But then over the last 4 months, it was down to 1-2 a day. Now, we are up to 3-4 a day. And this is a new type of monster – they don’t smell like roses! The increase probably has something to do with all the fruit-smoothie-products we feed him between or at the end of meals to help give some fiber (otherwise the porridge does not have enough fiber for him and he is not a happy guy).
If you remember my post from last week, changing a diaper has become a major task now, as he would rather crawl away or twist his body into a human pretzel – even if he is not wiped off (leading me to pure panic, imagining his butt dropping down on whatever surface we are on before being cleaned). Today when I was changing his 4th diaper, I couldn’t believe his strength and desire to get off his back – even with all the “fun” I was trying to have with him – singing, toys, games, etc. I guess if you were just learning to move and explore, you wouldn’t suddenly want to be placed on your back and have your pants pulled off – so I can’t blame him. Regardless, I think it’s time to start potty-training him. 8 months isn’t too early, is it? 😉