Friday, February 29, 2008

Colin the Carnivore

Tuesday marked Colin's 8-month birthday! I know it's hard to believe, trust me! He is growing by leaps and bounds and is learning fun new tricks every day. He is still learning the crawling concept. He has all the pieces but hasn't figured out how to put them all together. He gets up on all fours, rocks, moves his legs, but then falls backwards. Then he lays on the floor and uses his arms to pull himself in the direction he wants to go (imagine a military crawl). Now if he could just put the two concepts together, he'd be a crawling machine! He is also starting to not-too-subtly tell us what he wants. He'll pull himself over to us and hover on our legs or at our feet, lay on his belly and flail his arms and legs like, will you please pick me up?! He also has his patented grunt, as if to say hello, don't you see me down here?

According to our pediatrician, 8 months marks an important milestone. This is the stage where Colin gets to join the ranks of the big kids and become a carnivore! Wes is much more enthused and adamant about this than I am. I think Wes is ready for him to delve into a whole chicken, plucking off the feathers one by one. I, on the other hand, would be perfectly content with him becoming a vegetarian. I somehow think I'll lose that battle so why even try? Thus, the introduction of boiled chicken, egg yolks, and whatever other poor, unsuspecting animals that are allowed, will begin. Finally, those sharp as dagger teeth will get some use. Yes, for those of you that don't know, he has 2 very sharp, blood drawing teeth in the bottom of his mouth. Did I mention that I'm still nursing him once a day?! No blood has been drawn to date though - as much as I love him, the day that occurs is the day he gets cut off!

Hopefully all will go well and he'll love the adventures in meat. He is much like his Daddy so I have no doubt he'll love it and adapt just fine. After all, the kid LOVES to eat and hasn't turned his nose up at anything thus far. Here's a current picture of him in his new booster seat. He didn't care for it at first but now he likes it. He's not big on change but accepts it after a day or so.

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