Friday, November 05, 2010

Mauro Thanks Supporters

Thanks for the Memories: Defeated Democratic Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro left a Facebook message for supporters Friday afternoon. Mauro lost in one of the biggest upsets of the election to Republican Council Bluffs City Councilman Matt Schultz. In an interesting development, incoming Republican Governor Terry Branstad said he might want to find a position in state government for Mauro. Stay tuned on that. Robbers also ransacked Mauro's home this week. So it hasn't been the best of times for his family.

Here's Mauro's message on Facebook:
Thank you for all your support over the years. Representing Iowa as Secretary of State has been a great experience that I have enjoyed very much. I am lucky to have so many wonderful friends. I always see life as a journey that presents many difficulties and opportunities. I look forward to the opportunities that lay in front of me and I look forward to the future. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Feeding Time: Here's a question for the parents out there. Our son, Hayden, is about 3 1/2 months old now. He seems to be a "grazer". He likes to eat a few ounces and then an hour or two later, do it again. I'm thinking it would be good to get him to eat more at once and then not feed him as often. What's your experience/advice on this?

Raise your hands, if you're sure! (If you are under 30, you may have to google that one:)

Hayden likes to sleep like this. I don't know how it can possibly be comfortable. But I guess you don't get stiff at that age...

1 comment:

desmoinesdem said...

Grazing is a healthy way to eat! Don't nutrition experts say adults would be better off eating five or six small meals rather than three big ones?

Babies' stomachs are about the size of their fists, so they can get full quickly. My older son ate frequently during the day and night, and he never wanted to nurse on both sides at once. I got stressed out when people were telling me he "should be stretching out his feedings more." But now that he's seven, I see that he is a natural snacker, not a "three big meals a day" kid.

I would continue to respond to your son's hunger cues and not try to feed him more when he seems full or keep him waiting when he seems hungry.

Ellyn Satter (nutritionist) has written two really good books on feeding babies and children. When my son was a baby I am so glad I read Child of Mine: Feeding With Love and Good Sense.