Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Choppin' Broccoli

Here comes a bite
Hmmmm, what is this?
Delicious! Success!

I've been making my own baby food for over the last month....or I guess I should say Harper's baby food. Not quite sure why but almost every time that food processor comes out, I get Dana Carvey's "Choppin' Broccoli" stuck in my head. I haven't tried broccoli but I guess its veggies and fruit in general that gets the song stuck in my head.

So far, I've done sweet potatoes, apples, carrots, green beans, mangoes, bananas, avocado and prunes. Bananas (of course one of the easiest of the foods to make) has been a total and complete failure. Who doesn't like bananas? I've even tried mixing them in with other foods with no success. I'm thinking it's a texture thing but she can sniff out the bananas even when completely covered in something else. So I usually end up eating the pulverized, mushed-up banana myself. And no, I'm not really a fan....guess it's a texture thing. Green beans and avocado are a hit when mixed with a little apple. I make the batches big enough that I can freeze it and have a variety of options in the freezer.

Due to our recent adventures in heavy reflux, we're now mixing anything that goes in with oatmeal to coat the girl's stomach. She's definitely cut back on her b-milk intake. When she's decided she's had enough, Harper turns her head, pushes the bottle away with her hands and refuses to even take a sip more. She's still spitting up quite a bit. We've also discovered that prunes must be administered daily, otherwise, we have a serious case of constipation. Now, I have heard from other O moms and adult O-er's that constipation and/or reflux is normal and might, indeed, last through the rest of her life. I guess that's what happens when you have a wonky intestinal track. Its a good thing she's a fan of the prunes and oatmeal or we might have a serious problem.

"She's choppin' brocc-o-leah, choppin' brocc-o-leah-eah-eah...."

Harps hanging out while her mom makes her baby food - she LOVES the jumperoo now

Steaming the beans

Prunes in the making

Looks appetizing, doesn't it?

Prunes ready to be frozen. Each cube is 1 oz.

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