Monday, April 26, 2010

It has begun

What, you ask?

The lifelong, essential, joyous experience of eating solid food.
It's such an enormous milestone. For the past five months her nutrition has come solely from milk, and now she is stepping into uncharted territory as far as she's concerned.
It's interesting the emotions that come with feeding your baby. I never thought that I would have given too much thought to it. I have come to the realization that I'm pretty passionate about it if I'm honest with myself. I'm actually kind of excited about the responsibility of choosing and making the things that go into her body. I'll keep you posted on how that goes!

I tried feeding her rice cereal about a month ago and she hated it. She cried and spit out every last bit of it. I just decided that it wasn't worth making her upset and it certainly was not essential (plus, it adds a whole new dimension to feeding- time, mess, etc.). My cousin suggested that I put some pureed fruit in with it. So, last week I tried again and I put in some pears and she loved it! I've also tried bananas with it. Fruit makes it taste a lot better. We feed her every evening right before bed and that's it. I'm just not quite ready to dive into all of it quite yet. So far, so good though!
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