Oatmeal! (Friday, January 29, 2010)

Check out those black socks next to those tree trunks! He just needs a pair of sandels and a straw hat to complete the look.

Today was a great day! First, Finn slept all the way through the night. He didn't cry one time - not even when we put him to bed awake. Second, it snowed. We were told that there was a 100% chance of snow. Of course when I woke up at 5:00 there was absolutely nothing on the ground. However, around 9:00 it started coming down hard! At 10:50 we got an email saying that all State offices were going to close at noon!!! YAY! The state hasn't closed since 2003. Third, Michael and I got to eat lunch at Qdoba's after leaving working. The best part was we had two entrees, chips and queso and a drink for $1.63. My husband can really sniff out a deal. Fourth, we got to pick Finn up early from Victoria. When we got home we built a fire. Fifth, Finn took a nap in his crib. Granted, he cried himself to sleep, but he took a nap nonetheless. Sixth, we are making tremendous progress with the lady bug. Seventh, Finn finally rolled over again. I put him down on his belly so that I could get a coke from the kitchen and when I got back, Finn was laying on his back playing.

The best part of the day was when Finn tried solid food for the first time. We put him in his Bumbo, propped him up on the coffee table and gave him a bite of oatmeal. True to form he hated it. He didn't cry, but it was obvious that he was totally perplexed. It was so cute - I would spoon a little bit into his mouth and he would gag and then he would spit it back out. I know it doesn't sound cute - but it really was. We are going to try a little bit everyday until he loves oatmeal as much as his Mama does.
Quick question for you mothers out there. Is it okay to mix oatmeal with warm water instead of breast milk until he gets used to it? I am afraid that I will waste a lot of breast milk in the interim.