However, after our 6-month checkup with her pediatrician we got the full green light to go ahead with starting solids. Hubby was definitely excited and so were my parents. I'm not going to lie, I was a little hesitant. I mean I've been providing her one & only food source for the last 6 months & we had that pretty much down to a science...and seriously, how can she be old enough to be eating "big person" foods already?!? Ok, I realize that adults don't typically go around eating sweet potato & sweet pea puree', but you get my point...right?!?
I do realize that she needs to eat real food at some point so her 6 month birthday was the official start date. I had decided long ago to try and make most of her food. I had a friend sell me her Baby Bullett set for practically nothing & I knew it had to be a piece of cake to make my own. On Wednesday I popped a sweet potato in the oven, baked it for around an hour, cleaned it out into my Baby Bullet, added a little bit of breastmilk to thin it out, & VOILA!!! I had 9 servings of sweet potatoes for our sweet baby girl!
|Sweet potatoes...ready to go!|
|Elyse's first bite of food...|
|Not quite sure what to think!|
|The next day at lunch went much better!|
|Peas ready to go!|
|Ready for the freezer...|
|Peach puree' ready for when we start fruits in a few days!|
|Eating it up with Aunt Millie!|