We continue to make great progress in A’s introduction to purees.
In the early part of the week, I introduced Broccoli. A ate it without issue, though I’m not sure she was a huge fan (I’ve definitely seen her more enthusiastic about other foods). I was a bit concerned because she actually woke up around 2am crying. This is very much not like A. She’s been sleeping through the night beautifully since she was around 4.5 months. My concern was that the broccoli gave A gas, although she has woken up in the middle of the night on and off throughout the week, even after the Broccoli was out of her system. I had a friend who is a pediatric dentist poke around her mouth a bit. While nothing has come through yet, she let me know that A could still be teething and they could be bothering her due to shifting inside of her gums. She’s definitely been drooling quite a bit and everything makes its way into her mouth.
A also sampled Spinach this week. As I expected, she was a huge fan. What can I say, girlfriend loves her greens! This makes me happy for a variety of reasons, not least of which, the fact that greens are so darn healthy and full of so many great things for growing gals.
It’s been fascinating to watch the little idiosyncrasies within A’s development, not only in food but in general. This week, I’ve begun to notice that A has been making the chewing motions with her mouth when she eats and is really using her tongue to savor the purees. I’m not sure if I’m doing a good job of communicating right now, but up until now, A wouldn’t do a whole lot with her mouth besides take taking the food and swallowing it. Now she really seems to be exploring the flavors and textures even more.
This week we’ll be introducing Rainbow Chard, Parsnips and Pears. I will continue giving the mixes, which have continued to go over well (for the most part- she didn’t eat as much of the Avocado/Brussels Sprouts mix as I expected when I gave it to her today, though J was unload groceries at this time and our little Daddy’s Girl was quite distracted). I have faith that she will do quite well with all of these.
Vegetables that A likes:
- Green beans
- Butternut squash
- Sweet potato
- Brussels Sprouts
Fruits the A likes:
Cereals that A likes:
For more on A’s introduction to solid foods, check out this index.
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