Haiku – 3 Looks at Mend

Young wounded soldier

Nurse tends to his many wounds

Hearts fill up with love

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Mom comforts her child

Mending a small tiny cut

Causing lots of tears

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Two angry brothers

Hatred spewed throughout the years

Now mending their bonds

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For more prompts like “mend” go here: Haiku Horizons

Haiku – Proud

Sleeping through the night

Son in his big boy bed

First time, all night long

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My son has just moved over to his big boy bed. One day the crib, next his big boy bed. Growing so fast. I thought I would share this news, because I am so proud of him. I don’t know if you have seen this blog or not, but I have started talking about being not only a parent, but a stay at home dad. You can check out that blog here: daddystayhome.wordpress.com

How did you parents reading this handle your child’s sleep transition? Just curious.

Poem – Morning Routine 3

Morning light

Cascades across my face

Shades of blue, line the horizon

Night is breaking

I stir

Rise

Lift my weary head

Baby wakes

Time to start the stay at home day

The other two can be found here: http://wp.me/p2kmxm-Mq

Haiku – Carolina Day 5

Smooth cup of coffee

Holding my son in my arms

A perfect morning

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Carolina Day 1

Blue skies and no clouds

A warm, bright, and beautiful

Carolina day

Carolina Day 2

Sun filled, light blue sky

Casual white clouds drifting

Lazy hammock day

Carolina Day 3

My shoulder, nap time

Son’s gentle breath in my ear

Secure, safe, and warm

Carolina Day 4

Crib gymnast sleeping

Cup of coffee to relax

Sunlight on my face

Poem – Morning Routine 2

The monitor speaks

Static sounds wake me from dreams

My son is stirring

Wee hours or so it seems

I shuffle, zombie like

Sleep escaping, like a blast

Nursery door creaks open

Night, fading fast

I move to the crib

Peer over its edge

I watch his movement

Just beyond the ledge

His eyes scan mine

We bridge a gap, father to son

He smiles up at me

The morning has begun

Part 1 to this series:

https://apoetryjourney.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/poem-morning-routine/

Haiku – Carolina Day 4

Crib gymnast sleeping

Cup of coffee to relax

Sunlight on my face

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Carolina Day 1

Blue skies and no clouds

A warm, bright, and beautiful

Carolina day

Carolina Day 2

Sun filled, light blue sky

Casual white clouds drifting

Lazy hammock day

Carolina Day 3

My shoulder, nap time

Son’s gentle breath in my ear

Secure, safe, and warm

Question: What are your feeding schedules for your child?

Our little one is between 4 and 5 months of age.  He is now moving up to solids with squash, carrots, and green beans already being a hit.  We do give him some oatmeal and rice cereal, which is also pretty popular, but he does love his vegetables.  We plan to introduce fruit a little later on, once he gets a little more used to his vegetables and fortified cereals. I know sweet potatoes are like candy to babies so we plan to introduce it really late.

This is where I am having a problem.  How do you introduce solids so he can still get his normal amount of formula?  Do you feed him his formula first and then wait an hour to do solids?  Do you do a little less formula and then try to add more solids?  I know formula is still his man staple of food and that solids are more of an introduction right now, but how do you get him to eat his solids.  My son seems to do better later on in the day, but he should be able to do some Oatmeal in the morning.

Anyone out there have any advice?  How did you handle this situation?  What are your current schedules if you have a child this age?  First time parent just needing some help.