Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wanted: Freezer Space many of you have read, I express "moo juice" for Emma frequently on a daily basis. This pumped moo juice is then dumped into plastic bags to be frozen to be defrosted to then be dumped in her bottles. We shall call this the "pump and dump" process.

Well, currently I have pumped enough milk to be dumped for 2 weeks. Now, officially this is not enough moo juice to supply Emma's demand, but a beneficial ratio of moo juice to formula.

Therefore, freezer space is devoted to moo juice.

But that's not all. This past Memorial Day weekend, I spent time making Emma baby food. Emma helped in the kitchen (basically, she sat bouncing herself in the bouncer and amusing herself while Mom was busy). So....we made.....
  • Butternut squash
  • Acorn squash
  • Calabaza squash
  • Applesauce
  • Pears
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Sweet Potatoes

So here is what the freezer currently looks like.

Her pediatrician wants us to wait until Emma is 6 months old plus 10 weeks (Emma's adjusted age of 6 months) before we begin baby food. Quite honestly, I can't see us holding out that long. She is already taking approximately 30 ounces per day. If we wait as long as her doctor suggests, we will not be starting solid food until October. Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am with you on the not waiting till 6 months thing if she is already taking 30 ounces a day! You could just try cereal maybe? Its so bland they almost never have a reaction to it. Molly liked the baby oatmeal which you can buy in the same aisle as the rice cereal. I started her at 4 months and just gave her a little around dinner time and she slept like a log all night. it really does stick with them. As long as it does not upset her tummy I dont see anything wrong with it though I know some people swear its an evil thing to do :)

-Kerry from TTC Grads