Friday, July 23, 2010

Feed Me, I'm Yours

Wes and I were alone this afternoon (Billy at Kaleb's, Savanna at Kate's and Olivia was working with Bill) so after running our errands we took a turn thru the garden. Since I had the quiet time and there were some peas ready (and some actually gone past) I took the opportunity to use the new food mill Mom got me the other day. I had made some pears and some apples into food for Wes with my food processor, but it was a fail for broccoli and potato, it just couldn't get the smooth texture I needed. I knew I needed the food mill, and Mom got us one. Wes has been getting better at eating- but is by no means a pro. The tongue thrusting that caused us trouble with nursing is quite clear when he spoon feeds. To help him along, Dr. Brennan wants us to decrease his formula to increase his appetite for "real" foods. He has been eating 2 or 3 ounces (1 or 1.5ozs each of two types twice a day) of store bought organic food per feeding. We need to up that to 5 or 6 ounces at least 3 times a day by 9 months! So, we had better get cracking! Now; with this new little mill I'm in business for sure:
After picking the peas, I shelled them
Then steamed them for a little bit
Then ran them thru the new food mill and voila:
My very own organic pea puree for his Royal Highness!