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Sunday, March 06, 2005

Three Squares and a Cot 

Well, for a little while, it looked like last night might be touch-and-go. After her 6:00 p.m. bath, Celeste and Evelin went upstairs for a feeding and bedtime and I called an order for some takeaway Indian food. Forty-five minutes later, when I'm back home with the vegetable biryani, alu mattar, pakora, reshmi kabab, naan, and garlic naan (as well as a six-pack of He’brew Genesis Ale), there's Celeste in her swing, not at all tired.

Evelin had me try to put her down, but Celeste was having none of it, so she sat and watched us eat our dinner. With all of her grabbing at our food, we decided to see if she wanted to eat something solid and, well, it looks like Celeste is moving to a three-meals-a-day plan.

She scarfed down a cube of pear, a cube of butternut squash, and some oatmeal like she was starving. Every bite was accompanied by the same exhortation: "Feed me faster Mumma!" Finally, she slowed down, let us clean her up, and went fairly quickly to sleep.

We did have a wake up at the 45-minute mark and at 45 minutes past that, but then she slept until 1:00 a.m. or so, fed, and then woke again around 5:30 a.m. to feed. I then heard her playing quietly around 7:00 a.m. and I went and got her. (She might have played quietly for a while and maybe even fallen back asleep, but figured it be good to get her out of the crib before she started crying.)

This morning, after playing for a little while, she was acting hungry, so we gave her the last two cubes of acorn squash; she didn't relish them as much as last night's dinner, but she did eat well.

I think sweet potatoes and/or bananas are next on the food-introduction list, so we'll see what looks good at the farmers market and/or the co-op and/or the grocery store ...

Also thinking of things in three, she has been in size 3 diapers for a week or so now. Actually, about two weeks ago, the 2s seemed to have stopped fitting, mostly because of her thighs, but then she had a little bit of a growth spurt and her body shape changed and the 2s fit again, but the 3s still fit better. We've had a bunch of 3s in the house for a while now (baby presents from people who were thinking she'd outgrown Ns and 1s more quickly than she did), but we kept finding 2s in the bottom of the diaper bag and other places throughout the house. Finally, I think she's done with those and it's all about the size 3s now.

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