olive is trying to make a good case for her starting solids now. mama ain't buying though. she keeps grabbing our food and getting utterly peeved when we don't give in to her curiosity and feed her something. then to further her case for readiness she started sitting up on her own. i'm not biting though (har har pun). i tested out her tongue thrust and it's still there.
milestones that show baby may be ready for solids include:
- sitting up WITHOUT support
- loss of tongue thrust reflex (pushing anything out of their mouth)
- ready and willing to chew
- development of pincher grasp (ability to pick up objects with thumb and forefinger)
she doesn't have the pincher grasp down, she still has the palmar grasp (uses her palm to sort of scoot things near her using her whole hand). im not even considering giving her food until she's 6 months, esp dairy since she's shown some sensitivity and there is a family history of such an allergy on david's side. anyways - pictures.
her outfit for the first ohio state game. go buckeyes!!