Thursday, December 5, 2013
Continued adventures in messy
Let's be honest, if there is one thing that babies are good at, it's making a mess. Abby's been in a particularly frustrating stage going on about 3 weeks now where she really doesn't want anything to do with any food that I've touched. Forget about me trying to spoon things into her mouth, we're over that. She doesn't even want it if I try handing her the spoon and letting her try.
It's instantly "No" in a tiny muchkin voice with a hint of whine behind it. Then add exaggerated head shaking and hand flailing and you'll get a picture of what I've been dealing with these past few evenings.
So, we're onto food that she can feed herself....which only works part of the time (as witnessed here where she's got more food on her face then actually IN her mouth but at least she's smiling). Of all the stages we've gone through this far, this one seems to be annoying me the most. I worry about her not getting enough "real" food to eat. Goldfish crackers, fig newtons, bananas and toast are about all I can count on these days.
I have found that she'll eat those squeezy packs of food that only cost about 3 times as much as normal baby food because she can hold them and feed herself, but other than that, it's a guessing game each night about what exactly she'll eat. Please don't let me have a picky eater on my hands....please let this be a stage!!!