Project 52 | THIRTY THREE

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Oh me. Oh my.

Has it been six months already?!

Just about.

It’s time. Time for food.

& surprise, surprise. My little dude wants nothing to do with it.

Will anything be easy with this kid?

I shouldn’t say that. He took to breastfeeding right from the start. He loves it. In fact, he wants to do it all the time. I think he’d do it all day if I let him.

But food? HA. Two words:

POWER STRUGGLE.

So after a few days of trying to shove vegetables down his throat, I handed him a chunk of banana. & boy did he have fun.

::sigh::

My own “new normal” is being replaced. It looks like this kiddo is going to be a Baby Led Weaning kid. & I am going to be kicking and screaming. Because I just. can’t. stand. the. mess.

(thank god I have a dog)

So, I’m off to educate myself on the topic, because I don’t know enough to talk about it yet. & I sure hope I can muster up the energy to learn, because we all know reading much of anything is a bit of a challenge with a high-needs, non sleeper of a baby.

I’ll just have to get the book on my iPhone and read while I am rocking him & nursing him. That is, if I don’t fall asleep while trying to multi-task. HA!

& I am sure you all will be curious about what we’re starting with. So here’s the run down:

I’m skipping cereals altogether. Why? Read this. Water in the sippy. In order of appearance: Avocado, Broccoli, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Banana. Sticking to veggies first. Moving to fruits eventually. I steamed/baked then pureed them all in the blender with butter (with the exception of banana and avocado, which he got fresh). For more on my puree system, check out Efficient Homemade Baby Food. :)

Got any experience with Baby Led Weaning? Tell me about it! What were your babe’s favorite first foods? I’m all ears.

And note: the “wean” in Baby Led Weaning does not have anything to do with breastfeeding. I am still breastfeeding without any supplementation. :)

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& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about

my 2012 Project 52.

& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):

Adventures in MommyhoodAnd NowAubrey My LoveBlossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice CravesCandidly Colette Caynay PhotographyChristina’s Project 52 Chronicles of KTClaire Jane The Crain’s Nest Dana Moran Photography The Daulton Dabbler Englexas Everything Eatherton Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs Finding Joy Firecracker MamaFreckled PinkFrom Stanwood to Seoul Gin & Juice Boxes Heather Marie PortraitsIci & LaIt’s a Graham LifeIt’s a Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival PhotographyLiving for Love Lizzi Photography Mahina & Lucas Mama Bethany McLain Padilla Photography Mist Moments Memories by Mere Moments & Impressions The Mommyhood Memos Moo with Me Moxie Made My Tots TravelNavigating the MothershipNicole Dina PhotographyOh the Places We’ll GoOur Baby Behr Our Splendid Little Life Phreckle Face Photography Quiet FootstepsRachel Gray PhotographyThe Robersons Shades of Bliss Shutter Mama BlogSide of the TableSimply Us Snaps of Our LifeSquamish Baby The Todd’sTruly Dedicated Mommy We Aren’t Scared of SugarWe’re Better Together Wicked KateWokabout Z as in Zebra

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