Yesterday was a really off day for me. Bean’s sleep schedule seems to be out of whack (teething?) and when I woke up in the middle of the night, I felt nauseous. I felt fine in the AM at work, but then after eating a banana, felt extremely sick: sour stomach, light-headed, a little dizzy. Very weird. I had planned on canceling my personal training appointment, but lucky (?) for me, my trainer was feeling under the weather as well and wanted to reschedule.
I came home and did a completely uncharacteristic thing. I got into bed and laid there for nearly 1.5 hours. I never get into bed mid-day (not even throughout my entire pregnancy). Something was/is certainly up.
Let’s hope I feel better today
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) with Jenn, so I thought I’d do this one as what Bean has been eating (<—yes this is an excuse to share pics of Bean eating solids).
Actually I have been contemplating logging all my eats on my blog as a way of keeping myself accountable. I’ve said this before and haven’t followed through, so we’ll see if I actually go through with it this time. I have shared all my eats and workouts with the bestie through email. I know she will virtually kick my @ss if I go off track.
Anyway, so Bean’s foray into solids…
At Sawyer’s 4 month check-up our pediatrician said that he was ready for solids at any time since he could sit up in a chair and hold his head up and was eating (formula) well. We decided to wait until after our NYC/Boston trip so we could be consistent – he turned 5 months right around then.
Bean’s first attempt was nearly 2 weeks ago with rice cereal:
Sure, he looks happy eating it, but I don’t think he loved the stuff. I mixed 1 part rice cereal with 4 parts (thawed) breastmilk. He made a few funny faces and spit most of it out. I estimate we got a whopping teaspoon in him. You can check out (a crappy iphone) video of him on youtube.
Next we tried peas – though I want to make some of my own baby food, until we get in a good routine, I’m going to feed him store bought (organic) baby food.
Verdict on the peas? Mmm mmm good. He seemed to like these and gobble these down by sucking in his bottom lip and making a slight chewing motion.
My friend offered me some homemade oatmeal cereal (ground oats into a flour-like substance with a healthy dose of cinnamon). Bean was not having this either.
At this point, I questioned if he was actually my son. He doesn’t like oatmeal? What???
And most recently we tried summer squash. This is most definitely his favorite yet!
See, all done! Love! haha He ate at least a tablespoon of this multiple times and opened his mouth up as the spoon was nearing, using his hand to guide my hand in.
Just to note, we are feeing Bean one food at a time for 3 days in a row before introducing a new food to make sure there aren’t any allergies or tummy troubles.
Next up are carrots. And then I may start mixing some rice cereal or oatmeal with the veggies. I’m holding out on fruit so that Bean doesn’t get a taste of something sweet and not want to go back to the veg.
Oh and total aside, but a lovely reader (Hi Lisa!) emailed me because she thought our babies were lookalikes. The resemblance truly is uncanny. Her little boy is about the same age and their smile is identical as are their big brown eyes and round chubby cheeks. Adorable, really!
Logging all my eats – yay or nay?
For you new moms out there, what other veggies were a hit for your baby? My plan is to do sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and avocado in the near future.
Have you ever met your lookalike? Throughout school (particularly middle school), another girl and I would be mistaken for each other and sometimes in pics, we couldn’t even tell ourselves apart. I haven’t met my twin as an adult, although the bestie and I get mistaken for sisters