"Yes, Mark. Seven times," I told him. "Eight if you count the middle of the night."
I was giving Mark a feeding schedule for Miles while I'm away. It's more of an ideal schedule than an actual one ... but that could be said for pretty much anything about babies.
Anyway, while I was getting Miles' food down, I thought it might be interesting to do What I Ate Wednesday ... Miles edition.
6 a.m. Bottle, 4 ounces.
8 a.m. 3 tablespoons cereal with pureed fruit and 3-ounce bottle.
Right now, we have three boxes of baby cereal going on - oatmeal, brown rice and barley. It's a good thing they're flaky and weird because we all know I can chow on some cereal. Anyway, I just throw a tablespoon of each into the bowl, add a couple plops of fruit (if using Gerber) or 1 cube (if homemade). Today was Gerber, of the apple-prune variety. Mmm.
10:30 a.m. 4-ounce bottle, served in the tony lobby of our pediatrician's office/in the back of the car.
Yep, we were at the doctor again. Miles was still pulling at his ear, and I was worried that his ear infection was lingering. I wanted to make sure he was as close to 100 percent as I could before leaving for NOLA so I made an appointment.
And, as it turns out, I was right. I might be 98 percent clueless but I did get that one right. New antibiotic for Miles. Yay. So if he's fussy for Mark this weekend, it will be separation anxiety and/or general crankiness.
Noon. 3-ounce bottle and 4 tablespoons cereal ... with beets. Yes, beets. My son ate beets. My son, who refused solids for so long. I swear my daycare provider can get him to do just about anything - nap, eat foods, behave.
3 p.m. 3-ounce bottle
5 p.m. 3 tablespoons cereal with green beans - his favorite.
And, no, we don't use bibs.
6 p.m. Potato
OK, he really didn't eat it. More like chewed. I gave it to him (washed, of course) while I was prepping my dinner.
Open-faced Buffalo chicken sandwich with roasted potatoes and broccoli.
7 p.m. 6-ounce bottle
11 p.m. 4-ounce bottle
Sounds super interesting, right? I'm sure you've got something better. What are you eating today?