You thought this post would be about Erin, didn't you? While she is very cute, and very much asserting her independence right now...it's not about her.
It's about my cute baby boy.
I've been having the hardest time getting Patrick to eat his babyfood lately. He just won't have it. And since he's a big boy, my milk supply just can't keep up with him, and he's been waking up several times a night again. So after several prayers pleading for help to know what to do, a genius idea popped into my head. ((Please realize I'm not calling myself a genius!))
I realized that it's not that Patrick dislikes the food, because he LOVES it. It's because he doesn't want to be fed. He would much rather feed himself.
So the past couple days I've been giving him soft food on highchair tray for him to just eat himself (he still has no teeth, so sometimes this is a challenge). This morning, it was fruit from a fruit cup for breakfast. It warranted a bath afterwards, he was so sticky, but he sure enjoyed himself!
And he had sweet potato cubes for lunch (yes, they're a little burned. I made the mistake of baking them. I will be boiling them from now on)
So, while I know that the desire for independence is good for his development and everything, I just wish he didn't have to do it so soon! *sigh*