Motherhood

Big day!! No more bottles… We hope!!!

Yesterday was a big day in our household. My daughter tried organic puffs for the first time. I don’t know who was more unsure about them but I know one thing…she sure did not like the taste at all. Actually gor a video of her spitting it out which was pretty comical.

I didn’t push it I just gave her a few tries and we stopped for the day. At dinner time I gave her a few banana pieces to see if she would like that better; I think she just enjoy playing with the pieces more than trying to eat it. I anticipated she would want to play with her food first which I’m totally fine with I know that’s how they learn. It’s actually really cute to watch.

I also noticed that yesterday I could see the top two teeth and the ones beside them actually starting to show in the guma. I decided that we might want to start transitioning from a traditional bottle to the next step. We’re going all in and trying the spoutless cup instead of using a traditional sippy cup; this should be exciting (and messy). I bought munchkin brand the 360° spoutless cup and I absolutely love it.

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If you’re in the process of using something other than bottles or about to look into it. I found it at the babies r us. I think you can also find them at Target. Walmart sells a different brand I believe it’s called the ‘wow cup’. It’s the same concept. As with anything you can also order from Amazon as well. I played around with her drinking from other cups a while ago but I got lazy because well let’s face it I can get a lot of things done while she’s feeding herself. However I need to just suck it up and teach her.Bring out the bibs and the towels to clean up the mess around her face. She hasn’t grasped the concept that she can’t gulp down like she does with the bottle.

Today was the day!! I started with no bottles and we made it! Overall it was a little frustrating at times but we made it. I have found that if I make it into a game she likes it better.

We also tried those puffs again and while she didn’t want to feed herself when I fed them to her she seemed to like it. During snack time she was drinking out of a cup and chewing on puffs and I immediately went back in time when I first held her. She was so small and helpless. With each day she is growing and getting smarter. Of course I’m so proud of her! Today after she would take a sip of water out finish a puff she would look up to me as if she was saying “look Mom I did it”. I love that look! I guess I should be used to that lump in my throat and feeling in my heart but I’m not sure if I will ever be used to that feeling. This child has made me an emotional mess!

And just when I didn’t think it could get better she looked and reached up to me, when I pulled her up she gave me the biggest hug. At that moment she was that little baby that needed her mommy!!!

Motherhood

Nothing Fancy Here, just Realness

I love finding ways to save money. Not necessarily for any other reason than it feels good to get a bargain. When I decided to make my daughters food and researched about it all I saw were baby bullets, baby processors, steamers…. etc. All of these devices and storage containers for baby. I found myself thinking “what am I going to do with all this ‘baby’ stuff after I don’t have a baby?” So I decided to do it my own way; and I found other blogs, videos, articles of people who did the same thing. I mean I’m doing this to get a bargain not spend money on something I’ll use for a small amount of time.

What I did was designated a cutting board just for baby food, got a good sharp knife, freezer bags, ice cube trays (this was actually harder to find), Sharpie, steam basket, food processor. I had everything I needed except ice cube trays and a good processor. When I went to the store looking for ice cube trays I found ‘fancy’ ones for $9.99. I WAS NOT going to spending that much on ice cube trays; luckily the dollar store had 2 for a $1. Score! I tend to make big batches so I have about 20 trays. Do you have points on a credit card that you never use? Well, I did and so I used my points for a kitchenaid 3.5 cup food chopper…. YAY for FREE stuff!!!! I’ve also used my nutribullet for some but the food chopper works AMAZING!!!

YAY for free stuff! This works AMAZING! I haven't had an issue at all with this. I will however probably buy a bigger one as I start making bigger batches; but I'll use it for my own food as well.
YAY for free stuff! This works AMAZING! I haven’t had an issue at all with this. I will however probably buy a bigger one as I start making bigger batches; but I’ll use it for my own food as well.

Everything has worked out perfectly! I just have to be careful because I could just cook, cook, cook but I would have no where to keep it!! I just need a bigger freezer!!!

I almost need a separate freezer for baby food. But this has green beans, oatmeal, apples, peaches, sweet potatoes, kale, peas, and carrots! :)
I almost need a separate freezer for baby food. But this has green beans, oatmeal, apples, peaches, sweet potatoes, kale, peas, and carrots! 🙂

Ever do something and you just feel good about it! That warm feeling inside! Making her baby food does that to me!