Momma’s Good Eater

We were going to try sweet potatoes next, but post-Thanksgiving the grocery store was all out of them!  Can you believe it?  So instead I picked up a butternut squash.  I have never prepared butternut squash before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it.  Thankfully the internet told me!  I opted to roast the squash, which was apparently the easiest method and I have to say it was easy.  I cut it in half, put it in the oven and 40 minutes later it was soft and mushy.  I scraped it out into the food processor and voila!  Butternut squash puree.  It smelled good, it looked good but did it taste good?  I let Corinne decide.  She took a bite and gave me a look like “that’s not bananas!”  I wasn’t sure she was going to like it.  And I was really hoping she would because I now have two ice cube trays of it in the freezer!  But a few bites later the face was much happier.  Success!!!  She likes it!!  She’ll have it for a few more days and then we’ll try something else.  Maybe a green vegetable……

Nanners!

She loved them! It was a slow start with avocado. It took a few tries before she ate them. Oatmeal was the same. But bananas, she ate them all the first time she tried them. And there was barely any banana on her face. We had a little banana dribbling, but it was mostly banana munching. OK, there wasn’t much munching since she has no teeth and I ran the banana through the food mill, but you get my drift. So, we’ll give bananas a few more days to make sure she doesn’t have a reaction and then we’ll try something else! I’m thinking sweet potatoes!!

Finger Food

Avocado, take 2!  Actually, this was day 3 of avocado.  I put a glob of it on the tray to see if she’d eat it with her hands.  She didn’t.  She sure did like spreading it all over the tray, though.  Oh, and the spoon sure is fun to play with.

Food Fight!!!

Corinne turned 6 months old this week and we got the go ahead to start her on solid food.  It really wasn’t much of a fight.  She didn’t hate the avocado, but she also didn’t seem to love it.  Mostly it was the reaction I expected.  She just wasn’t sure what to do with the food.  I’m not sure she swallowed any of it!  I think her favorite part was the spoon.  She wanted to play with it and feed herself.  All in all I think it was a successful introduction.  She’ll get avocado for a few days and then we’ll move on to something else.  I’m thinking oatmeal.  Then maybe bananas.  This is going to be fun!  (and messy!)

When Good Times Turn Bad!

Corinne loves to play!  She is much happier playing on her belly than she used to be now that she can lift her head up high and scoot around to get to her toys.  She also gets up on all 4s like she’s going to crawl.  She has gotten really good at sitting up as well.  I think she’d sit all day if I let her.  She sometimes forgets that she needs to nap when she’s having so much fun and we end up with a meltdown!  At least after a meltdown she gets a good nap!!