Thursday, July 14, 2016

Let's Eat: 12 Months



Utensils are still a work in progress. He's so close to stabbing things with forks, but not quite there still. truly we don't work on this every dinner, and I don't really force the issue. I probably should soon, but for now, eat on kiddo. He was able to eat yogurt with a spoon mostly on his own. It was messy and his OCD Daddy about had a heart attack.


Schedule:
7/8am: Wake, 4ounce bottle,
*banana/Plum mish mosh breakfast pouch, get ready for school
I still don't give solids every morning
9:00 am: Snack (puffs, fruit, or wafer cookie) & 4 ounce bottle
11:00 am: Lunch (meat, vegetable & fruit) & 4 ounce bottle
3:00 pm: Snack (puffs, fruit or wafer cookie) & 4 ounce bottle
6:00pm/6:30 pm: Dinner (meat/eggs/fruit/vegetable/yogurt)
6:45 pm/7:15 pm: 1-4 ounces of bottle

Our schedule hasn't changed much over the last month, except for this sleepyhead likes to snooze much later in the morning. Hey, no one is complaining over here... until we need to get to work early, then its a slight problem.

This month was mostly formula. I think we got a good week or so out of the last of my breast milk (so hard to see it all go) but he transitioned to formula without a flinch. We used Plum Organics formula, for no other reason than we use a lot of their products (snacks, pouches for on the go, meatballs, etc.) If we had to do long term formula I am sure we would have found a more cost effective product since he didn't have any tummy issues or anything with the switch. We are now in the process of introducing whole milk. I made the switch with two of his bottles at first and he didn't seem to know the difference even though I served it cold. I sent his lunch bottle in a sippy cup today, so we will see how that went... empty bottle in his backpack in case they entered meltdown city. At G's wellness check Dr Pass said that we had until 15 months to get him off of the bottle, but I hope to do it much sooner than that. I don't think it will be an issue except that he sees all of the babes at school with them. Until he starts walking he will stay in the infant room at school. So this could hinder the process a bit.

This month G was picky and not picky, depended on the day. I cannot put fruit out at all or else mealtime is over until he gets those berries. School told me that they cant give any of the kids fruit until its time for G to get his... ::hanging my head in shame:: I mean, at least its healthy?! Funniest part is I craved fruit like a crazy person when I was pregnant with him!

I didn't document as well this month as I did previously, but we tried a lot of new things and are continuing to do so while mixing in some goodies and favorites:

Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli with Steamed Rice and Blueberries
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, Spanish Rice, Mushrooms & Peas
Chicken Wild Rice Casserole, Broccoli & Strawberries
Slower Cooker BBQ Chicken, Mushrooms, Potato Salad, Green Beans & Strawberries
Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti, Apricot & Mushrooms
Torilla Mini Pizzas, Sautéed Zucchini and Raspberries

Other things we tried, but aren't pictured:
Sausage Jambalaya
Cottage Cheese



I had also been sending homemade pouches to school for G that were simple snacks. Fruits or veggies combines with yogurt or oatmeal. Then this month I decided to get weird on him and do crazy combos. Most of which were flops... but you never know what your babe will like until you have them try it!

Strawberry, Banana & Yogurt
Butternut Squash & Peach
Cauliflower, Peas & Sweet Potato
Avocado, Banana, & Kiwi

Don't let me fool you, most of them weren't a success and now I have some stashed in the freezer that he likely wont eat. Meh - you win some, you lose some.

Now that we have officially turned one, I got the green light on all nut spreads and pretty much anything else we want to feed him. Dr Pass only said she would still stay away from shellfish; which isn't a problem, as we don't make too much shrimp around our house anyway.




1 comment:

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