Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mr. Independent

Eating solids has been going really well for Sawyer. He's moving on to stage two foods, as well as finger foods (as recommended by our pediatrician at our six month well check this week). At the moment he's a veggie kiddo and not so crazy about the fruits. In fact, given banana in any form (pureed, small pieces, or mixed in something), he gags and makes me think I just may have to put my CPR/First-Aid training to use.

He asserts his independence at dinner by wanting to feed himself. He actually will throw a bit of a fit (where did he learn this?) if the spoon is not in his hand.

Before dinner time, we usually enjoy some play time on the floor. Sabine is never too far away if we're with Sawyer. She's always checking in to make sure everyone is okay. Sawyer really loves to watch her and pull on her ears. He's not so sure about her wet kisses. Through it all, Sabine has been patient with him and done a pretty good job adjusting to life with the newest family member!

Sawyer continues to show us he has opinions about how we do things or what he can or can't do. I think we better read up on that "discipline" chapter, since I don't think this is a phase with Sawyer. We may just have a stubborn, independent, and opinionated child. Where did these traits come from?!

“The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.”
-Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

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