Sunday, January 07, 2007

GMWAS

For those of you who have been following along, you might have realized that we are taking this baby food thing sort of slowly. So we have finally reached yet another baby milestone, the one where we fed him his very first "vegetable". That is if you think of sweet potatoes as vegetables and not a sticky sweet starch product. Anywhoo. The very first spoonful of sweet potato was met with, I kid you not, an actual shudder of revulsion. Have you ever seen a baby shudder? I have. It's actually pretty cute. So day one, we have ChubBub 1, Sweet Potato 0.

Day two its back to rice cereal only. Day three, we warm up our gustational athlete with the ol' familiar rice cereal, and then bring in the big sweet potato guns. Hey Mikey, he likes it! Sort of. Well he seemed to like it, he kept opening his wee maw for refills. Only I guess he wasn't really swallowing much, because there was a tiny bit of gagging...



So we have now learned to follow every few spoonfuls with a chug of water (did I mention that he drinks from a cup?!) to wash the whole mess down. Sort of. Some of the potato ends up backwashing down into the cup, making a sort of watery sweet potato smoothie by the end. Yum! And he also has a hard time deciding between eating spoonfuls and sucking his thumb, so he sort of ends up with a food stalactite dripping down his pudgy arm. But all in all he seems to be really enjoying the wacky sport of eating. See...



Funny though, I don't feel hungry at all...

4 comments:

Robert said...

Absolutely adorable. I love your writing and your descriptions of ordinary events, it makes them seem poetic.

more! citizens demand more!

Anonymous said...

MORE, MORE already! Food stalactites and other oddities soon make many new moms slimmer...
Love,
Dad

Aunt Kathi said...

Just when I think he couldn't possibly get any cuter, up pops his picture in all his sweet pots spendor. What a kid!

Kathleen said...

your.
son.
is.
too.
cute.

period.

heh.

love the photos, too! hee!