We are now officially paci free in this house! Steven has gradually lost interest, so we've decided to put them away. He hasn't asked for them at all--even when he's seen them. In fact, when I've given him one this week, he just let it drop to the floor. In a way, I'm sad to see them go because they were a nice way to calm him down. However, we're pretty lucky to be done with the pacifiers without any fussing or crying.
**EDIT--The best part is that he isn't replacing it with anything else! Yes, that means no fingers, no thumbs, nothing! Yay!!**
Yesterday, I took Steven in for his 6 month check up, and I was quite surprised by his height/weight percentiles. Steven's been 50/50 each visit so far, but yesterday, he shot up to 94/50. He is taller than 94% of all babies but is heavier than only 50% of them. This contradicts all of those who think that he's fat! The doctor is predicting a string bean :)
He is perfectly healthy in every category again. He's eating well, very, very well! So far, he's had rice cereal, green beans, peas, butternut squash, pumpkin, applesauce, peaches, and oatmeal. He's enjoyed each one, but he had a hard time digesting the pumpkin. I'd say, though, that oatmeal is his favorite. He is just like his grandpa in this one--my dad eats oatmeal every day.
Making my own baby food has been going pretty well. He's liked everything except the home made green beans. I didn't cook them long enough to get them completely mushy. He might like them later on, though. Next we're going to try either bananas, prunes, or carrots. We'll see how we feel on Monday.