Monday, June 24, 2019

adventures in solids!!

solids!! they are a whole new world. once ansley turned five months we felt comfortable getting her started. she was interested and our pediatrician gave us the go ahead so go ahead we did! after some researching and preparing we kind of just crossed our fingers and hoped for the best. new for her and new for us!! i was telling my girlfriend, i was feeling like i had gotten the hang of this whole baby thing and now its all changing with the introduction of foods and knowing soon she will be sitting up and mobile! so i guess its true what they say, just when you think you have them figured out, they change on you and are in a new phase!! so far, ansley's experience with food has been so good. she really impresses me. she is working on trying fruits and veggies and has loved everything so far, but there have been those initial bites where she is trying to figure the new taste out.  we started with avocado, then sweet potatoes, then prunes and it was the introduction of apples they she was like what? is? this? much more tart compared to the sweetness she had had! but she soon discovered just how good apples are. an apple a day baby girl!!! keeps yo momma away!! (i probably should take my own advice because my fruit/veggie intake these days -um, months - has not been very good!!) after apples came pears and carrots and that's where we are at now! 

so for my fleeting memory's sake:

to feed ans we have been using the 4 moms high chair which has been great. magnetic tray and very easy to clean, we also use the bumbo floor seat. ansley was not really a fan of the bumbo until we bought the tray that goes with it. if you sit her in it, with the tray and a spoon she is a-okay

solids! we have been making some and buying the rest pre-made. to make we have just used our magic bullet - no baby bullet - a girlfriend of mine told me she didn't really use hers for long so we didn't both. so we grind and then mixed in some breast milk and stored in ice cube trays and froze. thanks mom's before me for such an idea! i believe each cube is about an oz.

utensils: we've used the munchkin soft tip infant spoons from target and bowls 

constipation: my googling and chatting with other mommy's has taught me about how their little tummies can get constipated. one great piece of advice i was given was to give them prunes to help which quickly solved the problem ;)

nursing: i am still nursing every 3 hours (7, 10, 1p, 4, 7) and feeding two meals in between. i know eventually ill drop a nursing feeding and add in a solids one but so far this is what is working for us

all the wipes! good is messy and i am working on giving into the mess! rip onesies. 

... to be continued!! and any and all tips always appreciated!!!