Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li


The weaning at night has been working really, really well, so far as sleeping goes. Jet went from three to six ups in a night to only one a night on a pretty regular basis, and he just curls up and goes to sleep when we rescue him at night. It's really, really nice to get uninterrupted sleep for the first time in a good month or two.

However, Jet's still eating like a toddler. I've pretty much decided that the pediatrics book and the Baby Book are right. Active toddlers live off air, juice, and the cereal they find on the floor. Raisins, sometimes. Ramen, occasionally. Milk last thing at night. A bit of stolen bagel, a bite of yogurt from my bowl in the morning, a fistful of banana from John, a CheeseIt found in the cracks of the couch...

He went from a food-happy baby to a supremely picky toddler, and it's really non-intuitive what he'll pick. Like bread sticks over cookies, raisins over chocolate, peanuts over candy, yogurt and protein bars over spaghetti or mac and cheese. Nearly no meat. Nearly no vegetable matter (okay.. other than the half a dozen asparagus buds he ate off a bunch of asparagus as he was breaking the stem ends off for our dinner).

He loves cooking. He really loves prepping foods and eating them while they're getting prepped. So I try to let him do as much as he's willing to do, and he snapped the base ends off nearly three-quarters of a bunch of asparagus (with the occasional bud end that he'd eat) before he got bored. I was pretty impressed for a two-year-old to help out in the kitchen.

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