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!