Yup, that's Apollo. Shrinking before our very eyes. I had him in at the doctor last week (and may I mention this boy has been to the doctor more in his short life than most of my other children…Tilly has yet to visit a doctor for sickness or injury…) to discuss his lack of weight gain. I don't mind him being "small" (he's in the less that 3%) it's the lack of weight gain that worries me. The doctor said that while yes, it was a cause for concern, he is active, his muscle tone looks good and he seems perfectly healthy otherwise. He did advise me to keep nursing him at night. Apollo's self induced nighttime schedule includes waking every. two. hours.
Yes, I am dying of sleep-deprivation and thanks for asking.
The doctor encouraged me to push solids (he's six and half months after all). So we give them to him when he shows an interest.
Like yesterday. I sat him at the table with a banana to suck on.
It's just that his technique needs a bit of work.
Adalia ever so kindly turned the banana around for him.
He wasn't impressed.
He shoved the banana away and threw back his head in anguish.
He wailed an gnashed his teeth *ahem, I mean gums* at the injustice of the world.
The he slowly composed himself…
…and finally accepted the peace offering. His anger momentarily appeased.
And all was well in the world again.