Hungry Boy

Graham has been eating solids for a couple weeks now and definitely likes the sweet foods more than the savory.  We've only tried a few things so far - in part due to spacing out new foods to test for allergies and in part because I've been traveling for work (more on that later).  He loves sweet potatoes and bananas.  He's so-so about rice cereal.  He's not a fan of avocado (he spit it at me the second time we tried it) and he tolerated the green beans tonight (but only ate about half a serving).  Here's some video footage of him eating sweet potatoes - when there's not a camera in his face, he eagerly takes them down!

Here are some photos of Graham eating avocado - Jeff was a little too slow to get the full effect of his disgusted face, but I think you get the idea:

On the weekends, I've been freezing batches of food for Graham and I'm getting a good stock pile.  I've also got some peaches and acorn squash.  Tomorrow I'm going to do up some more sweet potatoes and bananas and probably some apples.  I have some pears but they're not ripe enough yet, so there may be a mid week batch.  Luckily it doesn't take all that long to do, especially if I do multiple foods at the same time (which is Advanced Batching according to the Super Baby Food book - which, btw, is pretty intense).  I'm hoping I can keep it up - I'm assuming I will since cooking isn't unusual for me.  It's a little exhausting though because I've also been batch cooking some food for myself and Jeff at the same time.  I try to do it while Graham is napping, so while I enjoy cooking, this type of cooking is a little frantic and has left me with no time to do anything else (like exercise, read, craft).  Oh well - I guess if we're all getting healthy, home-cooked food, it's worth it. 


  1. We bought a cheapie food mill and it works great! I don't batch cook for Pippa I just take 20 seconds to grind it up and feed it right there! Well...for most foods. Other foods I need to cook but then I grind and it's really simple. I'm glad to see he still pushes a bit with his tongue. Pippa does too. Is he eating morning and night? I always am wondering when is best. Is two feedings per day good or too many? Hmmm.

  2. It really doesnt take long - I can do 3-4 foods cooked, blended and put into freezer trays in about an hour. Then my husband has them in the evenings when I'm gone - just 30 seconds in the microwave. We'll probably do 2 meals a day at about 6 months.


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