5 Months: Baby’s First Foods (on video) + Weekly Menu

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Other than sleepless nights, there’s nothing I don’t love about being a mom. I’ll take the poopy diapers and fussy dinner time hours, or quitting a job I love…because it means more time with my little one. But lately, I most look forward to her dinner time.

We were given the green light at Shea’s 4 months check-up to start cereal around 5 months. So, we did. The first time or two, there was most definitely more food coming back out than there was staying in and by the third attempt, I was pretty sure she wasn’t enjoying the taste and/or texture of the oat cereal. Right, wrong, or indifferent, we graduated her to vegetables.

Shea’s first vegetable (fruit?) was avocado. I wanted to incorporate avocado because it is a fairly neutral taste, smooth texture, and packed with all those good-for-you mono and polyunsaturated fats that are so good for baby’s brain. Breast milk is high in fat, so it makes sense to incorporate fat into her first foods.

But, we didn’t stop there. I quickly graduated her to a combination medley of oat cereal (1 tablespoon dry), breast milk (or formula – 1.25 ounces), avocado (1 tablespoon, mashed), and a veggie (1 tablespoon, pureed) – peas or carrots seem to be preferred. I mix that all together and serve at about room temperature. She…loves it. We’re about a week in to our first foods adventure and the bountiful stained clothing more than makes up for the sheer JOY I get out of feeding Shea dinner. Coupled with that the fact that she’s been sleeping 10 hour stretches again at night and…ahhhh. This phase is fun and can last forever as far as I’m concerned 😉

So fun 🙂

Weekly Menu: March 15th – 19th

Be well,

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7 Comments

  1. March 14, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Your baby is so cute!

  2. March 14, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    Oh my goodness!! That feeding video was SO cute!! I love how she sucks her thumb! It is so adorable. What a beautiful girl you have 🙂 I have a 4 month old and I am excited to see how she reacts to solids!

  3. March 15, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    She is SUCH a cutie! Hilarious how quickly she goes back to her thumb. Can’t wait until I have my own! Love your weekly menus, as always 🙂

  4. March 17, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I loved watching the video! Hannah always put her hand back too when she sucked her thumb, but if she was on my lap, she’d play with my hair while she sucked her thumb – I can’t believe she’s five months old already!

  5. Lizzie
    March 19, 2015 / 9:36 am

    My niece is in about the same place with starting foods, and she loves it just as much. 🙂 So delightful! Looking forward to sharing your baby food post with my sister in law. 🙂

    I can’t wait to see your take on some of these weekly menu items… salmon tacos! Sausage and potato pie! And that italian chopped salad, oh man. It’s 9:36 and I’ m ready for lunch.

  6. March 22, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Did you leave the hospital?

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      March 22, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      I am, yes. Going to work part-time at a hospital closer to home.

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