Thanks to all for the hot dog advice yesterday. Cutting them lengthwise, then into "half moon" pieces was what I did for Buddy, but it seems like he was older than Sissy (I'm thinking maybe 3) before we tried the dogs of hot with him.
And, I also said yesterday that I was more lax with Sissy - which is true to a degree. When Buddy was born, as some of you know, very prematurely, we brought him home from the NICU with a heart/apnea monitor. If he had bradycardia (a dropping of heart rate - which he did often) or didn't take a breath for more than 20 seconds (not so often), that sucker would blare so loud it would wake the dead.
Buddy at four days old (that's my hand behind him - he's still on the vent in this picture, in the NICU)
We got used to having that "security" blanket with him. I knew Sissy was most likely going to be a full term baby, and we wouldn't get that nifty heart/apnea monitor. So, I bought this monitor to assure us that she was still breathing in her crib. Of course, that was before I knew we'd be co-sleeping for several months, but it was still handy to have that monitor for peace of mind. We eventually removed the sensor pad, but still use the sound monitor portion of it.
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And, finally, wouldn't you love to work with this guy?: