Sunday, 25 September 2011

Baby...baby...

Hmmmm....this might be something different from my normal people bashing or whatnots log.
Im blaming it on the hormones...nothing else to blame. Why not? Im still being controlled by the up and downs of it. And one of the reason of my claiming so was when now and then Im finding myself very preoccupied with my little baby, unlike my previous one...
Well, not wanting to feel 'mom's-guilt' or whatever, it was probably, it was different during the previous birth, where I was busy running business and trying to cope and 'make-beleive' being a 'modern day' mom by bringging  my baby to the office whenever I'm free from any meetings. Another reason for that was my not trusting a maid or baby sitter besides close my family members.

Anyway, since Im a house mom, and got all the time just to entertain my baby and watched her every second, Im experiencing a very new feeling of being a mom to a newborn.

I have the following article sucscribed from a website, and I just feel like sharing it here.
It made me lauged especially reading the  last checklist, and picturing her rounded face and eyes eyeing for our food whenever she sees us eating.


How will I know when my baby's ready?


Your baby will give you clear signs when he's ready to move beyond liquid-only nourishment. Cues to look for include:


•Head control. Your baby needs to be able to keep his head in a steady, upright position.

•Losing the "extrusion reflex." To keep solid food in his mouth and then swallow it, your baby needs to stop using his tongue to push food out of his mouth.

•Sitting well when supported. Even if he's not quite ready for a highchair, your baby needs to be able to sit upright to swallow well.

•Chewing motions. Your baby's mouth and tongue develop in sync with his digestive system. To start solids, he should be able to move food to the back of his mouth and swallow. As he learns to swallow efficiently, you may notice less drooling – though if your baby's teething, you might still see a lot of drool.

•Significant weight gain. Most babies are ready to eat solids when they've doubled their birth weight (or weigh about 15 pounds) and are at least 4 months old.

•Growing appetite. He seems hungry – even with eight to ten feedings of breast milk or formula a day.

•Curiosity about what you're eating. Your baby may begin eyeing your bowl of rice or reaching for a forkful of fettuccine as it travels from your plate to your mouth.

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