Big News around Here…
Topic : Breastfeeding
No I’m not pregnant!
Some of you thought that didn’t you!
At this age, anytime anyone puts “big news” or “big announcement” I always jump to thinking they’re pregnant!
Kinda understandable, kinda embarrassing that’s all I think about anymore… yikes.
Now that you know I’m indeed, not pregnant.
We can move on to the actual news…
CBJ is starting solids!!
Now when I put that I gotta be honest no food made it down the throat into that very adorable muffin belly of hers but we’re at least into the exploration of food.
We’re doing the “baby led-weaning” approach so she got cucumber stick and a banana.
She was into it….
|happy to hold something new|
And at times somewhat confused…
|now what I’m I supposed to do with this again…?|
And for me it was hard! I kept wanting to “show her” how to eat, which you’re not supposed to do.
You’re supposed to let them figure it out….the controller in me wanted so badly to help!
The banana was the big hit and for a tip, don’t do banana bites, they get smushed.
And I guess I should have know that but you know, I figured she’d somehow know how to hold a banana and not squash it.
Get it together.
Banana with peel on three sides and somewhat peeled down is the way to go…
Let me be honest with you, I was terrified she was going to choke.
I sat there are stared at her like a hawk (another thing you’re not supposed to do, you’re to let baby take their time and again figure it out).
I’ll calm down I’m sure….and since she didn’t really get much in her mouth the worry was a bit over done but I think it’s natural to get paranoid about choking. Especially the 1st go at food.
I’m calling it a big win…
And a big mess too!
I didn’t realize mush would get everywhere.
Next time she’s wearing a diaper only!!
This is a big step for her and for me.
Until now I have been breast feeding her exclusively and for her to start having other foods is a big deal for me.
It’s her growing up.
I always get a tear or two with that, my baby is growing up.
But she still needs me….
And we do have to let them grow up…