Category Archives: 05 months

And we’re off! Baby-Led Weaning: Week One

BLW is fun!

I put my baby on solid food last week! My baby – that teeny tiny thing that..oh! wait a sec.. he’s not that teeny tiny any more, huh? At 5 1/2 months to the day, M started his food exploration with a cucumber… And he’s since progressed to melons and figs, too they were fun!…

Baby Led Broccoli

Sebastian hearts broccoli!

Last night we ate pork tenderloin and stir fry vegetables for dinner. The veggies were a little too small for Sebastian to grab onto so while he got the same meat that we were eating, we steamed his broccoli stems separately. I didn’t think he was going to pay much attention to the broccoli when…

Baby Does Brisket

Sebastian nomming on beef brisket - Baby-Led Weaning

This week we discovered a downside to BLW – Now that Sebastian understands what food is, he reaches for whatever I am eating! He was reaching for my beef brisket before he even got a taste of his own. We ate our brisket in thin strips but cut the little one a large piece and…

Sebastian’s First Sushi

Sebastian reaches for a piece of cantaloupe

Even before we got pregnant, my husband and I would talk about someday bringing our baby out to sushi. Today we risked a meltdown and toted five month old Sebastian to Sushiville, a local sushi boat restaurant. There are many restaurants I would never bring a baby to but we are regulars at this particular…

Sebastian Tries Egg Yolks

Mouth full of egg yolk

When I saw Baby A eating egg yolks, I knew that it was the next food I wanted to introduce to Sebastian. So far he had tried several sweet fruits and vegetables but nothing savory. We boiled a few eggs (mostly from my mom’s barnyard hens!) and mashed up the yolks with half a cap…

what if baby thinks she’s ready? but she’s not…

breastmilk pop

There is a lot of this going on around here. Ella thinks she should be eating food. She is darn insistent about it actually. She cries and gripes because she wants what we have. She isn’t a stupid baby. She’s a rather smart baby actually and she KNOWS we are eating. She knows what to…

Introduction- Joni and Miss Ella

Ella 4.5 mo

Hi all. I’m Joni and my sweet butter baby is Ella. Miss Ella was born at home on September 12, 2010. She weighed a svelte 10 and a half pounds.  She has been exclusively breastfed since about 10 minutes after we climbed out of the birthing pool and she crawled right up and latched on….

Introduction – Janine and Baby Sebastian

Sebastian noms his teething gums on a carrot

My name is Janine and I am mama to (currently) five month old Sebastian. We live with my husband and our dog in the beautiful city of Portland. Daddy cooks most of our meals and we prefer strong and spicy flavors. I tend towards lots of fruit, vegetables and protein, but there are no set…