Eleanor has officially started food!!! :)
We waited until 6 months to give her the first taste of it. No real reason….we just waited. Her doctor said we were welcome to start earlier if we wanted as Eleanor seemed ready.
Oh and we had a gift card left from one of her showers, and we were able to get this highchair! It is the cutest thing! We decided to go with the kind that sits in your dining room chair. We don’t have a huge house, so we didn’t really want a free standing one hanging around. It has worked out great! When we have people over and need the chair, we just take it off the chair and sit peanut in her excersaucer!
This was E’s first bite of food! We decided to skip rice cereal and go straight for the sweet potatoes! :) nom nom. We toyed around with trying Baby Led Weaning and I just couldn’t get over the fear of choking. (even though they say it hardly happens) It just bothered me. Though….she already has 3 teeth so I think we will start letting her explore soft finger foods in the near future!
E’s first food experience was funny. I think she enjoyed the taste of the sweet potatoes…..but she kept trying to grab the spoon and put it in her mouth herself! Oh boy it was a challenge. She wanted that spoon by golly! haha! (another reason I think we will start finger foods soon! ha! girlfriend wants to help!) Since that feeding, she has gotten soooooo much better at allowing us to feed her! And she has finally started figuring out how to eat rather than pushing the food out with her tongue.
Here she is trying to help! Precious thing.
So what kind of food did we feed her?
I really wanted to make her food for several reasons. (Though I’m not against jar food at all….she has already had some!) I wanted to make her food because it is cheaper, I’m at home most of the time, and I can control what goes in it! We started out with just a blender. It did the job but it was not easy! We really had to work on getting the sweet potato smooth. One sweet potato made a ton of servings!!!! We froze them in ice cube trays, then popped them out and put them in freezer bags. Then we just thaw however many cubes she needs for that day! It is awesome.
My mom surprised us with the Baby Bullet this week!!!!! yay!!!! I can’t wait to try it out! I know it is going to work much better than my blender.
So far our little peanut has tried: sweet potatoes, applesauce, pears, oatmeal and peas! We have had success with all of them except the oatmeal. But thanks to several of you ladies….you suggested mixing it with fruit and I know she will like that much better.
I’m still doing a ton of research about baby food stuff. It is kind of just figuring things out as you go right? If anyone has a favorite website or book on this topic….I will love to know!!!!
Well, that is the latest on Eleanor!
Oh and I have a song on my heart….so I thought I would share. No video of me singing it! haha! Just the lyrics….
In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song.
This Cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought or storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all
Here in the love of Christ I STAND!