Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Too Cool for School

Nate had his 4 month check up yesterday, even though it was really almost 5 months. We had to shave a little of his hair and tell him to act like a 4 month old.....but do it casually because we didn't want him to look like he was trying to act like a 4 month old. Thankfully, it worked and they gave him his check up. At his last appointment he was climbing the charts, jumping up in the percentiles. This appointment he fell down them. We knew he was getting skinnier, probably from all the P90X he's been doing, but we didn't know that that he was so far below what he "should" be according to charts and graphs. He has mostly lost interest in eating so the doctor recommended we start him on rice cereal. So we went out and bought some rice cereal, which by-the-way is not just a generic version of Rice Krispies, and made preparations.

As is the case with most kids and their first foray into utensil foods it wasn't a smash hit. Below is a documentation of the event. Notice his heavy breathing and a face which seems to reflect a revulsion and distaste well beyond what I thought a 5 month old capable of.

We tried again today. Annie gave Nathaniel his first bite and he swallowed it without complaint. Realizing that a failure to catalog every moment of his life would result in something very bad I grabbed the camera, set up the lights, miked everyone and started filming the triumph over rice cereal.

Turns out he still didn't like it. It's amazing to watch that happy face turn instantly sad once that spoon goes in then brighten up again when it leaves.


Analisa Green said...

Man, even when he's having a hard time he smiles in between spoonfuls. He's just a happy kid!

ChrisGreen said...

How is giving him food that he spits out supposed to make him gain weight? Why did the docter recommend rice gruel?!