I will ONLY do it for a Banana Puff!

So Happy (belated) First Birthday to miss Lily from Maggie and her mommy and daddy! I can’t believe that its been a year since you were born, and we went to the hospital to see you. I was in my final weeks of pregnancy, and had never held a baby before, and was scared to death I would drop you. But you just laid there in my arms and hung out, and I felt so much better about how I would do as a mom. You were so beautiful, and cute and tiny and sweet. I’m so glad that Maggie will grow up having such a sweet friend as you! So, happy birthday Lily, the oldest of our mini-baby boom of 2007!

On Maggie news, she has decided she doesn’t want to eat. She just rocks back and forth in her high chair and shakes her head “no” when I try to give her baby food. She’ll eat her banana puffs and Cheerios, but not her baby food. The only way I can get food in her mouth is to trick her into thinking I’m about to put a banana puff in there. Then she figures it out and we’re stuck again. We thought maybe she just wanted to feed herself, so we got her some little solid vegetables she could pick up (tiny green beans, peas, carrots) and some mashed potatoes, and she was into it for about 20 minutes, but barely ate anything. I wonder if its teething…I thinks she might be cutting some molars. It just came on all of a sudden over the past week and a half to two weeks. She’s never had feeding problems before. We’ll keep trying and hope it passes quick.

And, this Saturday, we are inviting anyone who wants to come over to come help us finish getting the condo ready to put on the market. We will have food and beverages (pizza, beer and coke, probably) for anyone who helps. We have painting and other random items on the to-do list (like put the door knobs back on), so any help would be appreciated!


4 Responses to “I will ONLY do it for a Banana Puff!”

  1. Heather Says:

    I really can’t remember too well, but I know that Caleb didn’t have many feeding problems until I stopped nursing and started to introduce textured baby food. Well, actually I think any baby food used to come right back out as i put it in. He never had much actual throwing up, but did have a lot of texture adversion. He was kind of late getting his teeth compared to my other two. I wish I could remember. Anyway, he eats like a work horse now! I love SC. I wish I was closer so we could help with your house. Have fun!

  2. Amy Says:

    Happy Bday Mags! Hmmmm, feeding problems. It is surprising that they would crop up now. Many WS children have sensory issues and oral motor issues, and Avery’s started from day one and it was a long journey to get her to eat like a “typical” child. She started off ok at 5 months, then declined and then around 10 months it felt like we were starting all over again. Avery finally went off all baby food 28 months. I often had standoffs as you describe. Avery’s ST advised against tricking too much! It could make things worse and then she won’t eat anything.

  3. Amy Says:

    Opps, I take that back, Happy Bday Lily!! Where is my brain?!?! It is Friday and it ain’t here!

  4. Julie Says:

    Noah has had some feeding and texture issues, but he usually works it out himself. I don’t get to bent out of shape anymore if he doesn’t eat because all of my kids have gone through phases where they didn’t eat as much as others, and even some phases where they got stuck on one food. Like banana puffs.:) Noah rarely eats breakfast but a chocolate chip poptart is something he will eat. Not healthy I know but full of calories. Hang in there.

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