Baby Food Party

Today the baby was officially cleared from puréed foods, which she has been stuck on for ten months.  She has had no texture and nothing more than stage two baby foods in her cup.  She has been dying for table food, but they wouldn’t let us give it to her until after her palate was closed and her tongue released.

Finally, today was the day!

Alex wanted to celebrate by making her dinner, and all of us eating the same thing.

He and Kirk brainstormed, and came up with sausage and macaroni and cheese and green beans and pudding.


I used gluten free pasta, and the cheese was organic and homemade.


The kids were all more excited about this meal than Nathan and I were, though we tried to be good sports.  They all worked together to cook the meal, and it really was sweet of them.  They were so excited!

We had some concern, as they warned us she may have food aversion and not want it or like it, and also prepared us to be ready to assist her if she choked because there just isn’t any room in her throat… but she did so great!  We are still so careful, and she did save up all the chunks to spit out later after playing with them, but she finally figured it out! We were so proud of her!  She cheered and clapped for new stage three foods, and even got down some bits of real green beans and a few bits of pasta with cheese.  She loved it! 


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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