Addie tried oatmeal! We wanted to mix it up a bit, because baby oatmeal is bland, so we mixed it in with squash and milk, and YUM!
I love watching Addie learn every week how to get the food in her mouth and how she enjoys each new food we introduce. This week was supposed to just be oatmeal (mixed with squash or milk, etc.), but her belly started to hurt. We used oatmeal, not rice, because rice is so binding, but oatmeal can be, too. I talked to the pediatrician, and she said a little pear juice would be great to avoid any issues, so we mixed oatmeal with pear juice and she loved it! …and feels much better.
Inadvertently, we introduced pears, but she loves the juice with the oatmeal and so- pear juice it is!
Everyday is an adventure… the food adventure part is one of my favorites! All of her new I’m enjoying this mom, thanks sounds, and her sheer frustration at not getting more sooner makes me laugh every time. I adore this little girl who still loves to nurse, but has these grown up moments in her day where she envelopes her whole self in food. Tasting new things, trying new textures, taking a few moments to wonder and contemplate, then demand more- being a big kid, and not my infant.
Holding her close to my body, watching her breathe in and out, and she snuggles and sleeps, I know I have to cherish each moment of her being a baby, but getting excited about each new thing that leads her to growing up is the most awesome experience- I have the most awesome experience of my life, everyday!