I'm not in any rush for Freddie to grow up. I'd love to freeze time with my boys just as they are, but I can't. Least of all Freddie who is determined to catch up with his big brothers! He has been watching us all eat with great interest for a few weeks, and has started to grab at food and try to cram it in his mouth. He's had the odd taste of sauce from my fingers, and a few scraps of chocolate over Christmas anyway. So... I have caved in to this milestone and started to give him small amounts of food.
New Years Eve and I had cooked bangers and mash for the kids, with our "Orange Mash" (like I use on pigsty pie and a ton of other stuff) and baked beans. I spooned a little of the mash into a small dish, added some cool boiled water to thin it out a bit, and found a little rubber tipped spoon. Freddie LOVED it! It didn't go through the baby food mill so there was the odd little lump of carrot in which Freddie spat out (note to self, get the mill out & washed asap) but the majority of it was scoffed!
Next day and my Hubby cooked (coz I'm ill in bed), he made our Chicken & Pasta and blended the tomato sauce until it was totally smooth because he was in no mood to row with the kids over which veggies they think they like or don't like this week. He didn't give any to Freddie. Freddie was not impressed... He shoved his hand into my dinner, coated it in sauce, and stuffed it in his mouth! So I wound up giving him some of mine. None of that was spat out!
So today he's had a baby biscotti after his lunchtime milk feed (I'm not giving up breastfeeding any time soon) and he thought that was rather good (how kind of Santa to have filled his stocking with baby finger food) and I'm wondering what we can have to dinner tonight that he can have a little sample of.
I'm a little sad each time we reach a milestone like this because Freddie is my last little baby and I want to cling on to this time with him as a baby. But it is lovely and exciting to see him discover food and enjoy it so much. Especially the homemade stuff! And he may be a foodie in the making, but he is still primarily a boobie-baby
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