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the eric update - day 327: odin - devourer of all that is solid.

maybe it's because he's burning a bunch of calories with his newfound crawling capability or maybe we should get prepared for another growth spurt or maybe he just likes the feel of his pudgy belly and he wants a little more pudge to play with; whatever the cause, odin has quickly progressed from eating a few spoonfulls of yogurt to hesitantly sampling a slighty wider array of solids to pretty much devouring anything and everything we put in front of him.

in just about a week, he's gone from eating just a few spoons of solid food to cleaning out two and three jars of babyfood. and he'll often top the meal off with more than a little bit of oatmeal!

you'll notice that if we can't shovel the food in fast enough, he likes to have a jenga block close at hand to help pacify his oral urges.

i haven't done a rigorous food intake analysis, but he doesn't seem to be nursing much less than normal so it doesn't appear that he's simply replacing milk with solids. he just seems to need a lot more calories than just a few weeks ago.

it might be time to start making our own babyfood so he doesn't empty our bank account with his new solid habit :-)

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5/27/2005 10:45:00 PM 3 comments


crawling and eating solids! go odin!!! matt and deb send warm wishes from LA.

By Blogger Deborah Moroz, at 10:14 AM  

Congrats on the big jump on solids!! Yippee!
Yes! Making baby food is soooo easy and inexpensive. Carter had all homemade baby food.

Do you have a blender? Ice cube trays? You are all set!!

By Blogger Beth M, at 4:19 PM  

Magdalena didn't really gain interest in even starting food until she was 8 months old. By 10 months, she wanted something every day, but not much. At 16 months old, she'll eat anything and everything we give her. I feel like she eats all day long, but at barely 20 pounds, it doesn't seem like any trouble. Keep up the good work! He looks great! :)

By Blogger Suzanne, at 12:51 AM  

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