Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nothing from a can except....


E is 7 months old and has four teeth. I really thought two teeth at five months was the sign of a good eater. I still have it at the forefront of my mind that four teeth at 7 months, despite all this physical evidence that says otherwise, is a sure sign of a good eater. No. Four tiny bites of anything probably does not mean "good eater."
When E was 6 months my frozen supply of pumped breastmilk that I had been guarding like gold was used up by my "good eater." On the days that I work now I don't pump enough to feed him all day the next day that I work. Andy has to resort to......formula. I hate even to think it. And I was so sure that by 7 months he would be eating enough solid food that he wouldn't need the......formula. I don't know why I am so against it! But it makes me sad to think that I alone cannot feed this little man. We have tried rice cereal (what a joke!), oatmeal cereal, pureed carrots, apples, pears, bananas, melon and sweet potatoes. He seemed a little interested in cut up pieces of banana the other day, but just gets mad when I try to get spoonfuls of anything into his mouth. He is a boob man all the way.
So I guess I can't say nothing from a can. But I am still going to try for nothing else! I am sure we will find some form of whole food that he will eat! In the meantime, I have put up peaches, grape juice, squash, melon, tomatoes, salsa, and dried cherries and apples. Hopefully he will find something in there that he likes.

4 comments:

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

Oh what a cute picture! And Micah, you are such a great mom! It doesn't matter what he eats, he'll still be amazingly adorable!!!

Jill, Wes, and Andy said...

You are such a great mom. It is hard to keep up with such a cute growing boy!

ABW said...

oh man another post, it is like gold. e man is sure getting big and so cute to boot! oh well about the formula thing, no worries :)

SummerV said...

It is going to be okay. I know you want to be 0 natural but he will be just fine. My sophie won't eat food either no rice cereal, or veggies I have tried. It is so annoying. Life will go on, I promise! If you let yourself get worked up about such a little thing you will be riddled with guilt as he gets older and bigger issues come up...like (bum, bum, bum) eating at a fast food restaurant or something equally as awful!