My parents got us the high chair from our registry! It’s the Stokke Tripp Trapp. It’s Scandinavian designed (naturally) and functions as a regular chair or high chair for any age. Just pull it up to the table. We got it assembled and shot these pics before bed, but I’m sure there’ll be more of feeding time in the next few days!
Started Lucian on solids this week. Today, his poop looked like banana bread batter. Didn’t smell like it though.
Whew! We are back from a 9-day California trip. We went to LA to be with Erik’s folks from Saturday to Tuesday, flew into SF and spent Tuesday night with my family in the North Bay Area, spent Wednesday and Thursday in Sacramento with about a dozen different people, then drove back to my folks’ for my brother’s wedding weekend. It was good to connect with so many people, but definitely too much, considering the time change, jet lag, baby-related sleep interruptions, late nights and early mornings. We’ll pace ourselves a bit better next time.
Lucian took it all like a champ, even with a head cold that hit him mid-week (and then us, his grandpa, and his great-grandma over the weekend). Even while sick, he flies with nary a peep of complaint, and stays cheerful during high volume events, even when passed from one aunt to another. He did a lot of sleeping when he was able, but all three of us are travel worn.
Over the course of the week, new skills exploded onto the scene, namely, reaching/grabbing. Lucian has been bringing things to his mouth for awhile, but only when he knew them to be mouth toys (chew rings, Sophie the giraffe, pacifier). Now he’s figured out that his hands can explore, so he reaches for my face and hair, and wanted to touch all the boutonnières and corsages he encountered at the wedding. The motivation is still to put things in the mouth, but that’s fine with me, since the tongue is the primary sensory organ right now. I love giving him spoons and rags to explore, and we’re going to start solids soon. I like this interactive little person!