Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eating It Up!

Our little girl sure does love food! She is eating two "meals" per day now, one in the morning at daycare, and one in the evening with our dinner. She LOVES it! So far she has had avocado, butternut squash, carrots, green beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, and nectarines. She likes the orange foods best - sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots. We've tried avocado quite a few times but she just doesn't like it very much, even though I've tried serving it to her in different forms (thin, mashed, with milk, without, mixed with bananas, warm, cool...). I want her to like avocado because I like it so much, but maybe it just isn't her thing yet. She ate the nectarines but I think they were too sweet for her at first, especially since she hasn't had many other fruits. Last night was her first time eating green beans and I thought she wouldn't like them as much since they are her first green vegetable, but she really liked them! I am going to make applesauce this weekend, and then next week try some peas. I look forward to every meal and even more so when it is a "first" meal. I hope to introduce finger foods sometime soon-ish. I want to encourage her to work on her pincer grasp, but at the same time, I don't want to rush her into anything she isn't ready for. Maybe some small chunks of banana would be good for this? I am tempted to try Cheerios, but I am so terrified of choking. It is ridiculous how worried I am about it, really. Even though I am only serving her thin purees, I think she's choking about once per meal (poor Josh just looks at me with that look...). I know I am being silly, but I can't help it! This is probably because I don't know infant CPR or what to do if she actually IS choking.

...And off I go to look up infant CPR classes.....

1 comment:

  1. If you're worried about cheerios, I wouldn't do banana. She probably wouldn't be able to pick them up right now anyways. They get mushy and slimy, so it may be hard for her which may in turn frustrate her. The cheerios are fine, but if you are nervous, Gerber makes a finger food that dissolves in their mouth. You should check those out.