Monday, July 14, 2014

First Veggies

We started the babies out eating cereal.  First rice cereal, then oatmeal.  Initially, it was in an attempt to help Rylee not spit up so much.  We tried it in her bottle, but when that didn't work we tried spoon feeding it to see if making it thicker would help her bottles stick in her belly.  That didn't work either so we backed off the cereal for a few more weeks because it had been a little early still, based on their adjusted age.

When we decided it was time to reintroduce cereal again, we stuck with that for a few weeks, giving it to them just once/day.  Then it was time for veggies.  We waited for a weekend so that Tony could be here too.  We had the camera ready to capture any funny faces they made!

We started with sweet potatoes.  Neither one of them was too sure at first, but Ayden decided they were pretty good.  Rylee wasn't a big fan, but she did eat them the first day.  On the second day of sweet potatoes, she gagged on them after a few bites so I let her be done.  Ayden enjoyed them though!  We'll try them again with Rylee another time.  I've been told that you should try new foods 10 times before you truly determine that they don't like them.  Sometimes it's just a foreign flavor and they have to get used to it.

Mmmm....Sweet Potatoes

Next, we tried green beans.  Rylee thought the green beans were pretty good after the first few bites, but Ayden absolutely couldn't stand them the first day!  Every bite was a funny face.  When he started gagging and actually looking like he might throw up, I didn't make him eat anymore.  That is, until the next day.  Just goes to show that you should always give them more than one try at new foods because on the second day of green beans, Ayden gobbled them right up!  I think it made a difference because I warmed them up a little more.  I don't really know if that was it or not, but he didn't turn green from the taste on day 2!


This picture cracks me up.  Poor Ayden!  Mean Mommy because I couldn't help but laugh hysterically at him!

Yesterday we introduced peas.  Success!  After only one funny face, they both decided peas were okay!  Phew!  Something they both like.

Yay for Peas!

We are giving at least 3 days in between introducing new foods, just in case they have some sort of allergic reaction.  So far so good!  At my sister's suggestions, we are also introducing new foods earlier in the day rather than later so that if they get a tummy ache we won't be up all night with them.  I'm not sure about a tummy ache, but I can most assuredly say that introducing solids (or purees) has not made a difference in the spit up department.  They both still spit up.  A LOT!  The only difference is that now it is rather colorful at times.  Sigh....

* I know I still have my All About Ayden post to do.  Stay tuned.  It's coming.  It just is a more in depth post and I need more time to sit down and write it!

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  1. There is always a very happy "OOOOOOOOO"! when I see a new post!!!! Makes my day and oh my goodness how LOL Hysterically FUNNY is Adyen's picture being upset at his mommy laughing at him!!!! I will be checking that out frequently!!!! They are both so adorable but I do enjoy these funny pictures so much!!!! So glad they are eating well and almost a success, minus the slowing down the spit up, but a colorful surprise these days!!
    So, ANXIOUSLY waiting for the post about our little charmer!!!! Stay cool and keep having fun with those two precious little ones!! Love and hugs and lots of smiles and chuckles with the food pics from Auntie

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    1. Haha! Ayden wasn't upset that I was laughing, he thought THAT was pretty funny actually. That was just his look of "I'm about to throw up, please don't feed me anymore!"

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  2. Your two are so cute! Love, love, love the faces!

    My boys never did cereal. They did like oatmeal as long as it was the jarred kind...I took that to mean they were already critiquing my cooking. lol.

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    1. lol, I'm sure they love your cooking :)

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  3. A tip I was given was add there normal milk to the veg so it wasn't such a massive taste difference. It helped with a couple of vegetables for us. Also for us (UK) we don't adjust for foods, it was hard for me at first with her being so small but I just started really small with the food. Go with whatever you think x

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    1. Haha! I know, right? Thank you :)

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  5. Awww these are very cute pics!! and what a good bit of advice to introduce them earlier in the day, thanks for sharing that! You have to give them a lemon and take a picture!

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    1. I'm sure a lemon would produce pretty good faces too! I may just have to do that one of these days :) I thought that was a good tip too, about introducing foods earlier in the day!

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  6. This is too cute! I love their reactions, too funny!

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    1. Thank you Amie! I'm glad everyone gets a kick out of them too :)

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  7. These are so cute! That big picture of Ayden made me laugh out loud. So funny.

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    1. I was laughing so hard at the faces he was making! At least he's too young to know I was laughing at him. He thought me laughing was pretty funny! lol

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  8. Ha ha! Those pictures are so stinkin' adorable!! Love those little babies!! :)

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  9. Baby faces when they first try a solid food are hilarious. I'm glad things are going so well in the eating department for you guys! Izzy has gotten much better in the past two weeks and now actually enjoys solid food!

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    1. I can't help but laugh at their funny faces! I'm glad Izzy is starting to get accustomed to "real" food now!

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  10. Those pictures are hilarious! The food thing is interesting. The girls go back and forth and sometimes decide they don't like something that they previously were fine with. All you can do is keep trying and they get better and better at it. Paige did a lot of dramatic gagging if she didn't like something or we tried a thicker texture but she is so much better now. We had also hoped that solid food would reduce the spit up, but 4 months into solid food and Riley still spits up as much as ever. I am so over constant spit up - especially now that it's food colored and stains! Ugh.

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  11. I'm glad Paige is eating better for you now! It's frustrating to hear that your Riley is spitting up just as much as ever. Sigh.... When will the day come that we don't have to worry about that anymore??? I have to dress the babies in things based on what color the food is I will be feeding them that day. God forbid we get carrot spit up all over a really cute light colored outfit!

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