Cucumbers

Filed under: baby's progress,Sierra,video — by Lauren on June 1st, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

Lex and I decided this morning to hold off on baby food for at least a week or so. Sierra’s just not into it, and she was starting to get upset when I tried to feed her (It’s the ghost of Anyas Past!). We’re okay with not rushing things.

Tonight, at dinner, Sierra was practically jumping out of her Bumbo and smacking her lips at the sight of my dinner. I just couldn’t see a not-even-6-month-old eating a veggie burger, but I held up a cucumber slice to see what she would do. I thought she was going to swallow it whole! She was ecstatic about sucking on it and “chewing” it. She even managed to get it into her mouth herself once. Then she discovered that shaking it and dropping it were also a lot of fun, but if she decided she wanted more and I didn’t get it up to her mouth fast enough, she made her displeasure known. The kid knows what she wants, that’s for sure.

After I turned off the camera, I tried cutting some into TINY pieces for her. She thought that was pretty awesome, too. She still gagged on a few pieces, but she did successfully swallow most of what I gave her. I think she ended up eating about one-twelfth of a slice of cucumber, but hey, that’s progress. I’m going to pick up some of the puffed rice cereal that Anya started out eating, and maybe we’ll try giving Sierra a few tiny bits of banana tomorrow. Still, I have to ask again, what do my babies have against eating baby food from a spoon?

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