Ruthie is still as sweet as ever! I still can't believe how laid back she truly is.
Most of the time, she is either in my lap perfectly content looking at the world or playing on a blanket in the floor. She has plenty to watch with her older sisters and plenty of little kisses throughout the day from them too!
She is a wonderful sleeper too so I'm very thankful for that.
Ruthie has two teeth. And they aren't just barely in....they are two big teeth. All three of my girls have gotten their first tooth by 4 months old.
She hasn't really started a whole lot of solids yet. I plan on following the Weston A. Price's recommendation for "Nourishing a Growing Baby"- minus the feeding liver part. I still can't do that!
I made lots of whole foods for Laney Rae and didn't do the baby food in a jar thing- just my preference. We eat lots of steamed veggies so this was fairly easy for me to do.
But, I didn't hold off on giving grains until one year like WAP recommends doing. This time around, I'm going to try that out with Ruthie. It makes perfect sense since grains are harder for our bodies to digest.
I've been reading a lot lately about natural whole food diets in general that are rich in fruits, veggies, and meat. So far, this makes the most sense to me, but it's the entire opposite of what I did Kaylyn (our first) and what I knew then.
Some of the first foods they recommend at 6 months are:
- Boiled Egg Yolk (not the whites since that is where the allergens are)
- Pureed Meats
- Vegetable Puree of either squash, sweet potatoes, parsnips, rutabagas, carrots or beets- Individually
- Fruit Sauces of peaches, nectarines, apples, blueberries, cherries, pears, or berries
Basically anything that is considered a real whole food.
Ruthie was too cute sitting in our mother daughter chair in the living room yesterday. I wanted to capture the moment and savor it forever.