It's a little slower giving Kavi real food, because she still only has the two bottom front teeth, so can't chew very effectively. We have to give her time to mush it down, and then periodically give her sips of water to be sure she's swallowing it all and not in danger of choking. But going a little slower is not such a hardship unless I'm in a particularly impatient mood. We're starting to develop a little routine in the mornings now. It goes like this:
- Kavi wakes up, drinks bottle of milk
- I put on Kavi's music and she dances and plays
- I make my breakfast of scrambled eggs, ham, and bread
- I eat most of it sitting on the living room couch while reading a book; Kavi continues playing
- Kavi wanders over to see what mommy is doing
- I feed Kavi little bites of egg and bread, with sips of water, in between reading pages; music continues in the background
Today, Kevin's supposed to watch the baby. I'm going to try to catch up on both e-mail and history reading during the day, maybe take a walk -- we should have a high of around 50 today, which sounds awfully spring-like. In the evening, meeting Venu, Shruthi, and Nilofer for dinner at Violet Hour, an exceedingly hip place in our neighborhood. I'm not sure I'm hip enough for it; we'll see how it goes.