We`re about a full 5 weeks into feeding Rory solids now and things are going super well. Something that I found quite daunting and intimidating to figure out at first, is actually a lot of fun now. Actually Rory these days is just SO MUCH FUN. He has a laugh and a smile for everyone, especially Peter and I... and last night for the first time he reached for Peter with a giggle and MAJOR smiles when he got home from work. It melted us both.
So back to solids, we have tried tons of fruit and vegetable goodness....
Carrots, peas, parsnips, sweet potato, turnip, squash, leeks, pears, apples, avocado, bananas, peaches, blueberries and today for the first time we tried beets... and if you can believe it, Rory loved them! Actually, we have a pretty good eater on our hands, the only thing he has really turned his nose up as was the potato and turnip combo. Can you blame him?
I am actually really enjoying making my own baby food. We have yet to use anything from a jar and I am feeling pretty good about that. The colour difference between jarred and homemade food is incredible. Look at this colour!
I`ll try to make sure to remember to blog about what this looks like coming back out. My sister says it`s quite alarming.
Next up this month... zucchini, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, mango, and some prunes and apricots are sitting on my counter waiting for a good puree too.
Two books that have been a lot of help getting us off the ground successfully in our baby food making business....
Cooking for Baby by Lisa Barnes
and First Meals by Annabel Karmel
Something that I am interested in, but will likely save for a second baby (not even thinking about it), is the idea of baby led weening.
It means forgetting all the purees and weaning spoons and simply letting your baby feed himself. You can check it out here... Baby led weaning Cool eh... I am hearing about more and more mothers who are doing it with their second baby.