Monday, October 04, 2010

Making Baby Food!

With G&G I had to work. I nursed both of them, but they were both weaned by 7/8 months. They weaned themselves because they liked eating real food and lost the patience for nursing, especially because it put them to sleep! It broke my heart. So when I was pregnant with Evan I had a goal of no bottles. ever. Not that there is anything wrong with bottles. I am a firm believer that you do what is right for you, your baby, and your family. If that means bottle feeding then that is great. I am not judging or trying to push BFing, this is just what *I* wanted to do.
Anyway. We received Evan's diagnosis and all my plans of a natural birth, BFing, ect. went out the window. So when we found out about Carolina I wanted to see how long I could last with the no bottle thing. God had kind of showed me that I could set all the goals I wanted and make all the plans I wanted to, but He decides how things go.
Well, she is 6 months and 3 weeks old and she has never had a bottle. I am not going to say it has been easy. I have literally not been away from her for more than 2 or 2.5 hours. ever. Every mom needs breaks. Sean is good to kind of take over after he gets home so I can have a break. He feeds her her cereal in the evening and usually gives her a bath, things like that. He really seems to enjoy that time with her.
I decided that I wanted to try to make her baby food also. So we bought a food processor thing and some ice trays and some apples the other day. I have been reading online so I decided to just do a small batch to test it out.
I peeled and cut up the apples and put them in a pot with just enough water to cover them. I cooked them until they were soft. Then I put them in the food processor with just a little of the water and pureed them.

Then I poured it into ice cube trays and put saran wrap over the top. I think I am going to order some ice cube trays with lids, it would be so much easier.

Then I stuck them in the freezer.
After they froze, put them in a freezer bag and labeled what it is a when it was made.

I have one out thawing now. I will try to feed it to her later! I am just really loving this and feel so thankful that I am able to stay home and try all this stuff with her!


Michelle said...

I'm glad your baby is older than mine and you get to test the waters before me. Hehe! I wanted to do this too, but I am worried it will be too much work. Kind of like the cloth diaper thing. It is a lot of work, but I'm doing it.

Donna said...

My daughter is doing the same thing and I so admire her persistance in doing such a healthy thing for her baby!! What a good mom you are!!