Starting Solids- Week 3 Progress

It’s been a lovely week for eating purees!

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Thanksgiving 15This week we added Leeks into the mix. I was a little nervous about this because a close family member has an onion intolerance. At A’s 4 month appointment, I brought up my concerns about this with our Pedi and Dr. W told us to go about it as we were planning, introduce the veggies separately and keep our eyes open for reactions (which usually happen relatively soon after ingesting the item) but not to hold back on most things as allergies could be worse from delaying the introduction of certain items. That’s not to say we’re throwing all sorts of random items into the mix quite yet. We’re avoiding the obvious things, like honey. Basically, we’re using common sense. But the leeks went over pretty well. No bad reaction and I think they were her favorite yet, she was literally grabbing for the bowl.

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Going at those leeks.

Yesterday, I was enjoying some tasty leftovers and A was bouncing on her Daddy’s knee and staring my food down. Girlfriend was literally licking her lips. So I’ve got A giving me this look:

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Give me your FOOD!

and Maciebear on my other side giving me this look:

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Macie has already mastered the I-haven’t-eaten-in-days look. Quite the manipulator, this one.

Everyone wanted in on my lunch. Needless to say, I wasn’t sharing. But it really reinforced my feeling that A is ready for this transition into purees. That’s a really great feeling and I can’t help but be excited about sharing this with her and having a front row seat while she makes discoveries.

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This week I’m adding carrots and zucchini into the mix. I actually tried to make zucchini previously, but that was a fail when I accidentally left it on for too long and ended up with some brown zucchini. Not exactly ideal for my Gal’s introduction to zucchini. So I scrapped it.

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Today’s brush with zucchini went a lot better. My only regret is that I didn’t have any potatoes left to thicken it up (I made some killer mashed potatoes the night before). But the puree didn’t end up as thin as I thought it might. It’s not as thick as some of the other purees but it’ll work. So far so good!

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Vegetables that A likes:

  • Green beans
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Avocado
  • Peas
  • Leeks

For more on A’s introduction to solid foods, check out this index.

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