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When I was planning for Coen's arrival, I had really high hopes of making all of his baby food.  But...

... Then he started eating.

I did make his food for the first month or two, but then I toppled off.  Not because I didn't like making it but because he started eating so much that I couldn't keep up with the amount of food that he would need daily, weekly or whatever.

Maybe it's a really bad excuse, but I just couldn't keep up.

So, I bought store made baby food and that's what he's been eating since about 7.5 months old.  We try lots of things, but there are still some things that either don't go down well or that he just doesn't care for.  But that doesn't stop him from eating other things and just loving every minute of it.

I feel like I let him down by not making him food, but it is what it is.

I'm looking forward to the days when he's more adventurous with his eating and more willing to try and eat things with more texture or that are a little thicker than normal.  I know that I'm not too far away from those moments, but I'm anxious. 

This weekend we tried little baby chunks of eggplant, 2 very small bites of grapefruit and cottage cheese.  It was great to see his reaction, especially with the grapefruit.  The eggplant, like I had assumed, stayed in his mouth a little longer than it should've... like he was storing it for later or not sure how to swallow it.  Eventually he did, but it's still so foreign to have chunky food that it'll just take a bit longer to get the hang of it.

Sometimes things don't go the way you had once planned or hoped, but that's how it's supposed to work and that's perfectly okay.

Comments

Erin said…
I had planned to make Jackson's food as well and you know what? I never made a single batch. Mom fail! For a while I was hard in myself, but you know what I was too busy doing other mommy things! And he's turned out just fine! Now that he's one we are into all kinds of food and it is so much fun to see how he reacts. So far, he's a typical male, loves him some meat and potatoes :)
Stephanie said…
I am the same way. I had high hopes of making all of Chloe's food, started with carrots and sweet potatoes. I haven't made any more sense that first batch, and instead have gone for the more convenient store-bought Gerber food. I keep saying "this weekend I'm going to do it" but then we start having fun with other things and I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen making a variety of food for her.
Stephanie said…
I too was going to make every bit of Leigha's food, but ended up buying most of it. Its just so convenient. Although I have lately been taking a large spoonful or 2 of what we are eating and blending it up to make a couple servings that I then put in the empty baby food jars and freeze, its a lot easier now that she is finally eating the chunkier foods.

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