Monday, 11 April 2011

A break from school and more food!

Last week, we took a break from our regularly scheduled curriculum and had a documentary and field trip week.  It's nice to mix things up every once in a while.

This morning, I gave Zachariah his second solid food - carrots! 
They took considerably more milk than I expected.  For the avocado, I used about 3 ounces of milk and got six days worth of avocado, so that's about a one to one ratio.  For the carrots, it took six ounces of milk to get them to a passable consistency.  I have enough for nine days, so that's about a two to one ratio of milk to carrots.  It tasted like carrot flavoured ice cream, and I was sure he would love it.
Not so much.  The first attempt he actually broke down in tears.

We tried again in the afternoon, and he ate them, although reluctantly.
Guess he prefers to eat in the afternoon.  Ideally, I would like for food to take the place of one nursing a day.  My chunk-a-monk still eats like a newborn, which means that he nurses roughly every hour-and-a-half to two hours.  It can be exhausting.  Dropping one afternoon nursing session would be a welcome break.  We'll get there eventually, I'm sure.
I just had to throw in these last few pictures, because they're so darn cute!  My Zachariah is so loved, even the dog is a mother-hen!  :)

1 comment:

Brandy said...

You're the foodie, hippy mom I would want to be if I were to be a mom. I'm envious of your little garden (was only brave enough to try two large containers and a small container of herbs) and your homemade baby food! :) Happy mother's day.