Monday, May 30, 2005

Looking Good

Feeding Abby solids is definitely an adventure. I've found that she eats best if I sit her in my lap, but it's difficult to see what I'm doing. I usually start her in the high chair and move her to my lap when she gets fussy. She prefers baby oatmeal to rice cereal, hated pureed butternut squash, but loved pureed sweet potatoes. That's all we've tried so far. I just introduced sweet potatoes today. She ate well over an ounce, which is her best feeding yet. Making homemade baby food has been so easy so far. The only problem is that I now have a ton of squash ice cubes in the freezer. Oh well, I'll try to feed it to her again in the near future.

Abby's looking so much better today. She's still congested and coughy, but her eyes and nose quit running. See...









I can't seem to find a straight answer on when a baby's eyes are supposed to change color. I've read they should be done changing by 6 months, but one website said 9 months, and another book said up to 1 year. Abby's almost 6 months and her eyes haven't changed yet, so I'm hoping they'll stay like this. Well, they have gotten a little green around her pupil, but it's so faint that you can only see it if you look at her in the right angle with the right light, all while patting your head and hopping on one foot.

When did your baby's eyes change color?

6 comments:

Grandma Aning said...

I am so glad that she is feeling and looking healthier.

Maureen said...

Connor's eyes were pretty much brown by about 6 months. I'll bet here eyes stay that color or keep getting lighter. They are gorgeous. Try Little Noses saline nose drops. It's great for drying up a snotty nose and it helps them sleep. It's nice b/c it doesn't have any medicine in it, so you can use it as often as needed w/o having to worry about overdosing.

Grandpa Jake said...

Brandi
The eyes will change when they are suppose too. And no sooner...

Blue eyes are ok anyway!!!!!!!!!!
Brown eyes are only for people full of ????! LOL LOL

Rachael said...

Aww, she is adorable. I love the messy face!
I know my nephew was around 2-3 when his eyes went a little bit more hazel from a really pretty blue. We figure gav's will stay Blue because I am blue/gree and John is very blue. But I guess they change in their own time.

Brandi said...

Rita, she's doing much better now. She still has a bit of a lingering cough, but that's it.

Thanks for the tip, Maureen.

Jake, I would love it if her eyes stayed this blue. Since the only biological relation, that I know of, that had blue eyes was my maternal grandmother, I think the chances are really slim.

Rachael, 2 or 3? Wow! I didn't realize it could take that long. I wonder if it takes longer for eyes to change color if they're not going to be brown.

Grandma Reina said...

Brandi, also your maternal grandmother's mom (MamaChenta) and her daughter Tina had blue eyes...