Art Appreciator

This weekend Max ventured the farthest uptown he’s ever been (143rd Street!) to attend the Harlem Fine Art Show. He loved looking at the bright colors and shapes in the paintings. This green piano player was his (and his dad’s) favorite.
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He is getting very good at grabbing and holding things (at least for a few seconds), and using his hands to let us know what he wants. One morning Brittney was squeaking his moose toy in his face, which he usually loves, but it must have been too early for that because he swatted it away.

He tries to turn the pages on books. Here he is reading a new one, “Polar Bear Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?”, which he loves as much as its exciting prequel “Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?”
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Friday night he took his bottle out of his mouth, held it for a moment, then tried (unsuccessfully) to put it back in.
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Speaking of bottle….We went to the allergist last week and the skin tests came back negative for everything tested — milk, oats, corn, rice, wheat, peanut, soybean, egg, casum, goat’s milk, walnut, apple and sweet potato. The only food that tested positive was, randomly, carrots, which Brittney doesn’t eat that often. But the doctor wants her to keep avoiding dairy and soy and have Max tested again on March 1st. The doctor said most allergic babies have skin rashes and lots of mucus all the time, which he doesn’t have, but he has other symptoms so we will keep investigating. The reflux actually seems better lately as his cold clears up so maybe he is growing out of it. We have been giving him some avocado/breast milk porridge, which he seems pretty nonplussed by, as you can see in this rather long uneventful video of him eating it for the first time.

Video of First Solid Food

He is getting bigger and stronger each day. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

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