So we have, at long last, introduced Tate to solid foods. He hadn't really been eating any when we met him, so we're sticking to stage 1 foods until his physical exam on the 15th. So far, he loves oatmeal (recommended to us in lieu of rice cereal), pears, apples, bananas and sweet potatoes. He is not a fan of peas. And by "not a fan," I mean that he flips his tongue out of his mouth the moment the peas hit and spews peas down the front of himself. Then sticks a hand in his mouth to clear out the full palate of peas. It's, well, messy. And he's not exactly a neat eater in the first place.
The good news is that all the solid food- on top of the formula- appears to be helping him sleep at night. I can't call it a pattern yet, but for the past three nights he went to sleep at 8pm and slept until at least 4:00 am (it might have been 4:45 am, actually- I was pretty tired when he woke me up). Yesterday and the day before he slept in until 6:30am, so I even had time to shower before he woke. That was nice. (As a side note- I love our Summer video baby monitor-- I love that when I hear him fuss, I can take a peak at what he's doing and determine from his body language if he'll put himself back to sleep.)
We've actually been taking walks, too. This is trickier. He tends to fall asleep in the last 5-10 minutes of the walk, no matter how long the walk is. I've been letting him cat nap for about 20-30 minutes, then waking him because I am being super, super conscientious about his schedule. Until I'm convinced he's over the jet lag and on a schedule, I don't want to mess with the schedule.
He's still smiley and bouncy. He can now pull himself to standing and give high-fives. The hives haven't subsided yet-- but otherwise he seems to be feeling pretty good.