He was much more interested than he was at Christmas.
He really liked it.
Jonah's little boy parts did not blister as badly today. I think we only had to drain two. Desitin works well for us and doesn't seem to hurt him, I just don't know how to stop the blisters. But if I knew that, he wouldn't have EB, I guess. Anyway, it's frustrating, and he's still crying when he pees, but hopefully it will get better soon. Thank you for praying.
I'm going to take a risk tomorrow. I'm beginning Operation Jonah Eat. Jonah is fighting his bottles again and is wanting to cut back on his napping (he used to take four very short ones with every feeding. Now he only seems to want two, so eats poorly when he's not tired). And my Mommy gut is telling me that he's not into solids (AT ALL!) because he's too full on high calorie/rice thickened formula. He doesn't like when I take all the rice out, so I've cut it down by half, but between that and the 27 cal formula (normal mix is 20 cal), I honestly think he's just not hungry enough to want to put in the effort to eat anything else. So...
Operation Jonah Eat is in effect. Tomorrow I'm going to try switching to only three bottles instead of four. And I'm going to try to fill in the gaps with solids. Right now I give him bottles at 9, 12:30, 4, and 8. Tomorrow I'd like to try bottles at 9, 2, and 8, and try solids at 12:30 and 6:30. I don't know. I'm worried because I'm concerned he won't compensate, but even if he doesn't, I don't suppose a couple days will do any permanent damage. And I fully understand that formula is LOADED with nutrition and baby food is pretty much void of anything substantial (except yogurt maybe), so this is not so much for nutrition as it is to see if he has any interest when he's hungrier. If he does get interested, I'll look into more nutritious things, but for now, we're just testing the waters.
At this point, I wouldn't even care if he just ate chocolate pudding and ice cream. I so desperately want him to like eating.
Okay, that's it for me. We're watching 500 Days of Summer, and it's hard to type and follow it at the same time because they keep jumping around. I really like it though and am especially diggin' the music.