Welcome to RunMaRun or welcome back if you stopped by last Thursday!
I really enjoyed doing this last week and I’m glad Brittany is hosting- I know that Lula’s meals are far from exciting but it was so fun to oooooh and ahhhhh over what other mommas are feeding their little ones so for the sense of community, hopefully I can keep on contributing.
Since we don’t do as much real food within a given day and since no one needs to see 5 more photos of me with a baby’s head near my chest, I thought I would feature some of the items she’s enjoyed this week.
Avocados were on sale at the store so they have been featured in many of her lunches recently! I thought it would be cute to take a few shots of her gumming around with the avocado. The only problem with this?
What I normally do is slice a decent size piece of avocado and break off chunks and let her chew on them. I usually feed her the chunks myself. Things like avocado and banana are so slippery that she can’t seem to do much with them if I hand them to her.
You might be thinking, well Kelly, why is Lula sitting in a Babysitter Balance instead of a high chair, where you could easily put little bits of food in front of her?
We do have a high chair- it was actually Pa’s high chair- which means it’s not up to regulation.
We aren’t the kind of people who are too worried about that (although it begs the question- how did so many of us make it who were born in the very late 1970s; what with unsafe high chairs, drop-side cribs, and being put to sleep on our bellies) but it does need a strap to keep Miss Lula secure. Pa and I hope to tackle that DIY project this weekend but until then, Lula is fed by Momma in a bouncy chair.
I’ve been doing more purees too, mainly because my garden produce is ramping up quickly and I don’t want it to spoil. Purees are a great way to make a lot of something and freeze the extra.
We were given a Baby Bullet when Lula was born and I’ve been pretty impressed with it so far.
Other foods Lula has enjoyed this week include more sweet potato puree, zucchini puree (this stuff is so mild), and turnip puree. Okay, I won’t say she’s enjoyed the turnip puree…I gave her a few spoons last week and she was willing to give it a try but it wasn’t her favorite. This week not much has changed and since I don’t even like the taste of it, I think I will forego giving her more, at least for now!
Once we gave up on turnip, sweet potato puree was next in line and she was very pleased with the change!
Her one true love that has withstood the test of her short time spent outdoors, however, is grass.
She loves ripping out fistfuls of it and getting a little on her face. In all seriousness, I don’t think she really gets any of it in her mouth and grass can keep her occupied for a looooong time.
Thanks again to Brittany for the genius idea that has created this community of mommas.
Have a great weekend everybody!