Monday, August 30, 2010

Look Who Had Spaghetti For Dinner

Finn's repertoir of edible fare - and by that, I mean foods he willingly and enthusiastically eats, and actually chews and swallows with little to no gagging - is expanding by leaps and bounds these days. Off the top of my head, here's a list of non-pureed things that have gone down well with him of late:

Veggie Straws
Graham crackers
Potatoes (chunks of baked potato with butter and sour cream)
Eggs (prepared pretty much any way)
Oatmeal (the grown-up variety!)
Peas (!!)
Filet mignon (I kid you not)
Toast (wheat, with butter and jam)
Banana chunks
Chicken breast (baked)

I am very pleased. He's clearly ready to handle a diet of big boy food. The main issue at this point is that he doesn't self-feed much (except things like crackers and pretzels), and feeding him is a very slow, tedious process. He can handle this stuff - and clearly wants it - but he doesn't gobble it up, so it takes a lot of time to feed him table foods in amounts and cut up into consistencies he can handle. So I do still resort to purees pretty often, just because it's quicker.

We're making strides, though!


Mel said...

He is so cute with food all over his face :) And he's eating very well for any 2 year old- great job!

Csunshinegirl said...

OMG! He is sooo cute and he is the perfect age for Olivia when she is ready for a boyfriend! LOL!!! She was born 03/2009.

Anna Alexandrova said...

Gosh, his face is changing so much! Stronger and less babyish features. Really beautiful!

Beth said...

Lisa,he is so stinkin'cute, I can't stand it!

Loren Stow said...

He's gorgeous! LOVE the pictures! Great news on the feeding-front - well done Finn!

Ann said...

The Cutest!!!

Alycia said...

He is seriously "hot" Lisa. LOL. I am totally serious! Such a good looking little boy. But ya know how some babies are "cute"... Finn is "hot." LOL. The girls used to say that about Ethan and I would crack up but it was true. There is a difference and Finn is "hot!" : ) Miss you all! XOXO

Dina said...

Ozzie is addicted to those veggie straws. Had to stop buying them for a while.
Finn is such a cutie. Love the hair!!!!

Jaime said...

wow he is one of the most beautiful kids that I have ever seen!!!!! I just want to hug him!! I am new to this whole DS journey..