Adventures in eating

Sebastian has quickly gone from toothless and gagging at anything other than baby food to having a a mouth full of four teeth with two more on the way. He has discovered the art of chewing, so as the number of jars of baby food has dwindled down to four jars he is discovering a world of new things. We learned on our trip to Alabama (after two incidents of vomiting sessions) that he is allergic to yellow squash. There we also discovered his favorite food–cold watermelon, complete with rind, that he will gnaw on for indefinite periods of time. He also is quite fond of raisins (yes, I know they are on the choking hazard list and watch him closely) and the fish and zucchini from the fish tacos I made Saturday were well received.  Green peas he chews happily and then picks the skins from his mouth and watches them as he carefully drops them with his pincher grasp to the floor. It is quite adorable to watch him work a piece of spaghetti bit by bit into his mouth without the use of his hands. Plain Cheerios, on the other hand, which used to be his only and much-loved finger food, have fallen off his list of acceptable things to eat now that he has experienced flavor.  Today we tried an almond butter sandwich. Apparently that didn’t make the cut since it was thrown from the high chair tray with great enthusiasm. (Even my older children still have issues with leaving a food they don’t like on their plates. I certainly have failed in teaching this lesson.) Perhaps the birthday cake on Wednesday will get a better rating. Of the non-food items, dirt, rocks, cords, paper, fingers, toes, and anything that can be pulled from the trash-can have met with his approval.


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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