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!!

Woo! Woo!

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.
Silly mommy.
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…

Woo! Woo!

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…

Le sigh.


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  • Meghann Parson August 27, 2014

    Emma, I have the same problem with Tess who is not quite 22 months. Still nursing and sometimes refuses to eat. We add raw sprouted protein to her smoothies. Not a huge amount but just a little. She will almost always eat eggs, pancakes and bacon (I'd very easily be ovolactovegetarian but Daddy is a meat eater) or eggs, guacamole, Brown rice and black beans. Or avocado. Those are my only two "go to" meals. And carbs. She'll eat cookies or crackers for days. Glad the doctor was supportive, I've been thinking about going there as well. I'm sick of the weaning conversation.

    • ReplyEmma August 27, 2014

      Scrambled eggs are a hit so I'm going to keep offering, avocado too.. I was impressed by Little Flower, it is so refreshing to be in a place that supports breastfeeding. Not a formula pamphlet in the place. And applause for continuing to breastfeed? Makes me want to go daily! It's far by driving standards (least from our house) but worth it to be able to not get hassled about parenting choices.

  • Bethany May 14, 2014

    Good job, mama!

    • ReplyEmma May 15, 2014

      :) thank you friend!

  • Lara October 18, 2013

    Wow, I'm so glad we aren't the only ones who have gone through all these ups and downs with nursing. G is still nursing strong at 14.5 months. There were times when I swore he was weaning himself (8/9 months, and I cried and cried), and nowadays lately he nurses like a newborn. Some days I have so much milk that I'm still spurting and needing nursing pads, other days I think he looks at me like, "Turn it on, mama!" I think the lesson after we have put all this time in it should be: our babies and our bodies know what to do! :)

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