Baby McElroy
After about 2 weeks on rice "mush" we gave Teagan some oatmeal "mush" this morning. She seemed more confused than anything, as if to say "Wow, this stuff comes in 2 flavours?" Magnus and I think it tastes better than the rice stuff, though only barely.

We had some alone time again yesterday. My mom came over to babysit while we went out for lunch and shopping for our 6th wedding anniversary. It was strange being without our girl, but nice to focus just on us. (well, sort of. a lot of the topic of conversation dealt with Teagan!) It was good to get a chance to talk without interruption. Usually one of us is holding Teagan, or trying to entertain her, or being interrupted by her.
Our little girl loves her mush!  (rice cereal)  We've found the secret is to "keep it coming", if we are too slow in bringing it on, she gets bored/distracted and makes quite a mess.  It's been almost two weeks on the rice cereal, I think we're going to try baby oatmeal next, then on to the veggies.

Here is a photo from the first feeding, if you click it, you should get a video. Sorry for the poor video quality and darkness, I took it with my basic digital camera and have no editing software:

The Trip:
The trip went well.  Teagan fussed a lot on the way up, making the drive pretty long.   While up north we got a pool noodle and adjusted her carseat to recline more and it made a WORLD of difference for the trip down.  She did well with all the relatives, didn't play shy with anyone, and was particularly fond of the uncles.  She slept well, only one "bad" night where she ended up in bed with me.  Every other night the playpen worked just fine.  It was hard being in a different place though, routines all messed up and few of the tools I'm used to having available. (crib, large bed, swing, etc)  It's taking us a while to get back into the swing of things.
We've started Teagan on rice cereal once we got back.  She went nuts for it the first time we gave it to her.  I took photos and videos and I'm going to see what I can post here.  We're giving her the Heinz Organic rice cereal, it seemed to have less preservatives and stuff added in, but did have added iron.
She's "crawling"!  She seems to have the leg part figured out, but instead of moving one arm and then the other, she sort of pushes herself forward to land on her chest a couple inches forward, then repeats.  She can move pretty well like this, so we really have to watch her.  She's turning around well, and can lean back to the side and look up behind her from her belly, only falling over half the time ;) 

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