Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Baby Food Blues
Ok so about 2 weeks before Zeke officially turned 6 months I started feeding him rice cereal mixed with formula. He loved it. By the time the 2nd week was up he was eating 2Tbls (or more I always seem to overflow the measuring spoon) of cereal twice a day. So on Dec 21st I thought we would celebrate the start of his 6th month with Green Beans! I knew he wouldn't like them right away but I figured I would get the beans out of the way and then move on to something better. Well of course he hated them and for the next five days he hated them. So then I moved on to carrots. I heard most babies like carrots. Well not my baby. Granted the gaging and puke faces where not there but the want to eat the carrots was not there either. And by the end of the 2nd week of eating flavors Zeke decided that he didnt want to eat rice cereal either. So I laid off the flavors for a few days till he decided that he was good with eating just the rice again. Then we tried applesauce. Thinking hey that sure be a winner! WRONG AGAIN! Gagging, crying, etc...So I didnt feed him anything but rice for a week or so. But since starting all of this I still fight him to even eat that. For example three days this week he just didnt feel like eating cereal. Nope not going to do, bottle please...so to save my nerves (which are not good) I just let him have a bottle and save the frustration. Yesturday we tried Sweet Potatoes but those where no good, but I am going to finish out this week even if he only takes one or two bites of them each meal. The kid has to like SOMETHING, doesnt he?!?!?! But I am pretty discuraged. I guess I was really looking forward to feeding him food and he just isnt going along with my plan. Dr. Marsh said not to worry to much, right now he is just wanting milk. If he isnt interested, just give him rice for a couple of weeks and try again. So irritating. I guess it wouldnt be so bad if I hadnt spent most of his life fighting with him to eat anything. Even getting him to eat bottles are a challange. The kid just doesnt like to eat. He is doing better with bottles now but a month or so ago it was a nightmare. So there are my Baby Food Blues. Maybe next week when I try Bananas he will like those. I hope. Keep your fingures crossed for me!