Forest went with mommy to Midwest City / Oklahoma City to meet her girlfriends for ladies’ night out. We ate at the Golden Palace restaurant, then went shopping at Penn Square Mall.
I walked around the mall with Forest in his sling part of the time, and everyone was commenting on how funny it was that he was folded kind of in half where his feet were up near his face, and one foot was sticking out of the sling since he is such a long baby. I didn’t get pictures of me carrying him in the sling, as I have tended to be the person behind the camera lately, but I will ask Donald to take some sling pictures soon to document how large he looks in the sling at this age. People were also surprised about how heavy his was already. He already weighs something over 19 pounds, I think, at five months old.
Forest was pretty happy at the restaurant and had a nap on the way to the mall. We met Malinda and her family at the mall, and shortly after all the Douglases held him, Forest realized it was time for a nap and started fussing loudly, which is how he often gets ready to fall asleep.
After I drove back to Shawnee and nursed Forest, I pumped some extra milk to mix with rice cereal. Donald fed Forest his first ever solid food on his 5 month birthday!