Dennis and I were thrilled to have mastered the art of feeding Connor his Stage 3 baby food and a bottle in about 20 minutes or less. It was nice, quick, and Connor never complained about the process.
But, as soon as we get the knack of what we're doing, we have to move on to the next stage. So, as you may have guessed, we are starting Connor on finger foods. In this picture, he is inhaling some Honey Nut Cheerios. He is a good eater when it comes to things like Cheerios or these "puffs" that we buy but not so quick to jump on the bandwagon with things like chopped up peaches and pears. He acts like he has trouble swallowing them. Using my newly acquired expert mothering insight, I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that it just MIGHT have something to do with the slimy texture. Just maybe.
As I do with most problems in my life, I turned to Google. And, as usual, Google came through for me. I was able to come up with a list of items for us to try: cottage cheese (gag!), soft cooked peas, carrots, potatoes, cream cheese and avocado mixed together (?!), and my personal favorite: cooked chicken. The lists that I found online also included tofu but... seriously? Tofu? Do people really eat Tofu? Apparently it doesn't have a taste in and of itself but just takes on the flavor of the food that it is paired with. I guess that wouldn't be so bad as long as we put it with icing or cake or something really healthy like that.
Once Connor can walk, I will be so excited. I will be excited to see him get around on his own, of course, but most importantly I will have someone else in the house that manages to put their sticky fingers on cabinets, doors, handles, and everything else you can imagine. Ahhh... I know Dennis is going to just love having TWO people with food on their hands touching everything. I will finally have someone else to blame! And for REAL, this time. Dennis hasn't believed me when I've told him (over and over, I might add) that Echo was the one making the cabinets sticky...