Friday, January 11, 2008

signs that your baby is ready for solid food

Holding Henry on our laps during dinner time has become a formidable challenge.

"Hey Dad. Whatcha got there?"

"Oh, I see! Is that potpie?!"

"Peas and carrots. I can eat those! Gimme a bite!!"

It's bittersweet to see my little baby growing up.

It's also bittersweet that I'll be cutting out of my diet, now that the weaning process has officially begun.

9 comments:

  1. Soooooooooo CUTE!!!!

    Love, Marg

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  2. Jen- Can you post your Plan for Weaning a Baby Who Loves to Nurse? I've got a one year old who has been eating solids since 6 months and still shows no interest in weaning.
    -Melinda

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  3. Why do you have to wean him? Don't wean him Jen. I mean - by all means give him the potpie . . .but I say let this baby nurse as long as you both want to!

    Yours in tripletness . . .

    Jessica

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  4. ...well, that pot pie recipe is a good one... can't say I blame the little guy!

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  5. Make NO mistake!! I'm not planning to stop nursing any time soon. But the first time you start to feed a baby solids, you are taking a step towards weaning them from you.

    That's what I meant.

    I'm taking it one step at a time. I don't have any grand plans for weaning Henry. In fact, the thought of weaning makes me want to sob. With the triplets, I continued to nurse them at least 2X a day until the girls were 16 mos, and by then, my supply had started to drop. I was also traveling on business, so it just petered out.

    I suppose I'll do the same kind of thing with Henry. But, if he's coming up on his second birthday and still pining for the boob, I might have to reconsider my strategy.

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  6. That is too funny. Just wait until the older kids figure out that they can pass him what they don't want to eat...he'll get a full belly at every meal!

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  7. Of for God's sake, give that baby SOME FOOD! He's a big boy. He needs some food! He'll keep nursing! He thinks your nipple is a pacifier after all. :)

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  8. Karen in Buffalo1/12/08, 12:53 PM

    Too cute! Look at that right hand grip the fork! I'll be trying the potpie recipe soon!

    Karen

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  9. oooohhh that cake. I just drooled all over my keyboard.

    And Henry, cuter by the day! Who do you think he looks like these day?

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