Monday, 31 December 2007
Sunday, 30 December 2007
George has taken a liking to a German Christmas speciality called Riebekuchen - they are just the most delicious potato dish...a cross between a pancake and a rosti, shallow fried and served in three's with apple sauce. In the end I get fed up sharing, so we ordered special kinder portions! lol
George was less keen on the bratwurst - but then he seems to be largely veggie these days! He has also had a few chips, and far too many gluhwein stall biscuits! Dad is still stuffing chocoalte down him too!
Christmas dinner was a non-starter really. He ate a bite of a baked camenbert very unenthusiastically! He seemed to like smoked salmon, but when given more refused to eat any! In the end for his meal he had philly on brown bread - I ask you huh! He loved the christmas pudding though!!
Since Christmas we have sort of drifted more to grazing than meals - and then with the onset of full on teething again (4 pre-molars and 2 top canines) food has slipped off the menu. George is mainly surviving on porridge with banana and dried fruit in it - so at least it is good for him! He has also been enjoying ice dates or fresh dates. All I knw is they are much easier to chop than the usual sort! lol
Will add pictures asap
Sunday, 23 December 2007
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Thursday, 20 December 2007
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Well George and I are in Germany for Christmas with my folks. We came on the ferry, and stopped overnight with a friend in Belgium and her lo to break up the journey. For 2 days George pretty much survived on bread products (brioche and croissants) and banana porridge!
We also have 4 pre-molars coming through in various stages, so food seems to be off the menu in general.
Oh, except one thing....his god damn advent calender..that he can always manage - he has become a chocolate fiend! In fact, out & about yesterday he also had a chocolate santa on a stick given to him by FC himself! lol - coupled with 2 biscuits from a gluhwein store and the ever present advent chocolate it is a wonder George wasn't totally hyperactive!
Grandad is also giving him manuka honey on everything....so a tubby baby with no teeth may be coming back to the uk with me! pmsl.
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Friday, 14 December 2007
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Sunday, 9 December 2007
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Finally, it was Millie's half birthday yesterday. We celebrated in style and gave her a BLW friendly rice cake.
PS Won't be posting tonight as on a Mamas' Night Out to the Indian - DH is teaming up with another Papa for the evening shift. :0)
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Monday, 3 December 2007
Sunday, 2 December 2007
Saturday, 1 December 2007
Lunch was sweet potato and carrot with some mango (a bit orange perhaps - will she end up looking like David Dickinson?). Supper was parsnip, carrot and some papaya. The papaya came from my reduced fruit shopping and did not go down well with Millie or DH. I decided to try some banana instead! I have been letting a couple of bananas go black over the last week (great for my avacado) to avoid a repeat of No Poo Week. Millie had a small stick which she ate happily, only spitting out the merest of morsels.
I need your opinions. Millie is having about 6 - 8 steamed veg chips at each meal (lunch & supper). She is surprisingly good at getting this into her tummy so about 80% of this is getting swallowed. She also has a little fruit and water. As far as I can tell she is taking the same amount of milk if not a little more. Am I giving her too much solid or should I chill out and let her get on with eating? Answers on a postcard or in the comments section. Cheers!
After the triumphant return to eating when the molars arrived, we have slipped into a really bad cold, and food is off the menu again.
The gp has given us an inhaler to use, as whilst his chest is free of infection, he is rattling like an old man on 40 Woodbines a day. It is horrible. The sleep has also gone to pot too, so I am a very irritable mummy at the moment! We also have tooth no 7, another bottom front one - so all in all not a great week!
As such, George is back to subsisting on a diet of fruit, bread, cheese and malt loaf...with the odd kids tin of ravioli thrown in...it is too depressing to see him eat 1 bite of something I have slaved over. Oh, how could I forget - yogurt - I think he is addicted to the stuff! lol. As a treat I have bought a few of the asda extra special pots, and he adores them!
My replacement laptop has finally arrived from my insurers, so once I get the it guy at work to make it all work properly I can put up some pictures!
I hope you are all liking Kat - there seem to be lots of new mummy's commenting, which is great to see. It is also lovely to see my "regulars" are still around - and good to know that the blog is still helping those starting out on the BLW route!
Friday, 30 November 2007
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Mango was the new addition to the menu today. I realised that I hadn't given her any fruit since the weekend so off we went to the supermarket to find some. It turns out that it was a stroke of genius going at five o'clock as they had reduced the price of loads of fruit. Best thing about this was that the fruit was all nice and ripe. You may be interested to know that fruit needs to be given at the most ripe it can be (something I wish I'd known before M accidentally swallowed some banana and didn't poo for seven days!). Mel has mentioned how much Baby G loved mango in the early days which is why we chose it. I gave her one chip (and four for me) which she gobbled up with glee.
All in all a very good day.
Thank you to everyone who has posted a comment - it is great to know you are reading and experiencing BLW too.
Tomorrow is going to be challenging as we're out morning, noon and night. I have veg ready for both lunch and supper so fingers crossed I will survive. If I don't manage to post here tomorrow night - you'll know why!
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
I’m Kat, proud mother of Millie. As Mel has said I will be posting my experiences of BLW here as Millie and I start solids (eek!).
So who are we? I’m a twenty-something girl from the South of England. Millie is my first baby and she was born in June. I hope that you will get to know us over the next few months as we share our BLW experiences with you so I won’t say too much here!
The important stuff:
Why did I choose BLW?
Ah, so many reasons! Firstly, it makes sense from a scientific point of view. Why would I feed a child solid food before its digestive system is ready to digest anything more than milk? I’m guessing that if you’re reading this you will have looked at the research already. :0) Secondly, emotional well being. I worked as a mothers’ help when I was at college and hated the trauma of cajoling and forcing food into babies, my favourite family waited until later and generally just gave the baby what the older children had. I was taught to overeat as a child and want to make sure I teach my daughter sensible food relationships. Also, I had issues with my milk which has led to some difficulties with her weight gain (I have only been two weeks without having to go to the weigh in). I realised she would take to this method when she started reaching for my food when she was in my lap (hilarious with melon slices!) Overall, I want to allow Millie to develop and learn whilst retaining her independence.
Where are we up to?
I terms of feeding for the first six months Millie has been fed breast milk. As I mentioned we had issues with my milk and to counteract this I had to express before feeding her and then top up with the expresso after I’d fed her. In short, she has not been ‘exclusively breast fed’ as I have been messing with the system. I have had some fantastic support from the NCT breast feeding counsellors in Winchester and would have been unable to continue as long as I have done without them. I have had to make the very tough decision this week that I will give her one formula feed per day. Basically, her weight is falling further away from her line and she will cross the 0.4th centile (bottom of the chart) in the next couple of weeks. I have to question that if my milk is not good enough to help her gain weight – what other nutrients is it missing? I’m sure you can empathise with my situation. We will be giving her HIPP Organic stage 2 as it is fortified with vitamins and iron. If any of you have any advice about this it would be most welcome!
The exciting bit – Food!
Millie started to copy me chewing and then tried to grab my food and pull it to her mouth several weeks ago. After I’d finished laughing, I started to think about how to allow her to experience food without introducing solids too early. I ended up giving her raw vegetable ‘chips’ to play with and chew on. This worked very well until she was ready to take solids as she couldn’t actually eat them but was happy to be joining in with meal times. In this last week I gave her steamed vegetables which went down so well I realised I had to get organised and make sure there was edible food at every meal. So this is where you find me: Monday was the first day of actual meals and Tuesday was the first day of actual poos! What did she eat? I steamed a range of veg for her to choose from and I think a little of everything went in if not down. Here’s we’ve made since Monday: Carrot, beetroot, butternut squash, sweet potato, celeriac, parsnip and courgette. More of the results in posts to come….
I have to say a massive thank you to Mel both for running such a fantastic blog but also for letting me add my experiences. We also have to thank Baby G who has given us the courage to go ahead with BLW even though Millie has weight issues. Without resources like this blog many women out there would have no support with weaning so thank you to you both again.
I hope I haven’t bored you all too much and that you’ll be back to read my first official daily entry….. ;0)
Saturday, 24 November 2007
The two molars have poked their first bits through, and there seems to be some normality in our lives again!
George had ham & philly sandwiches and a banana for breakfast (leftovers from supper last night!!)
Lunch was beans & cheese on toast - and he asked for more beans!
Supper was a 2 egg, courgette, mushroom & onion omelet with cheese. He ate 3/4 of it - then half a mango and some blueberries! Woo Hoo!
ps - we have mostly moved to open cups now for drinks, with great success - except for when he tries to run with the cups! eek!!
Sooo, as I warned you a few posts ago, I have decided to take the plunge and invite some "fresh blogging blood" to join in with the blog.
You should be getting an introduction post from Kat, who will tell you all about her & her dd Millie.
Kat will be doing a daily update from now, and I will just drop down to a weekly ish post, to keep you updated as to what George is doing. I will however still be reading etc, and will be around to answer any questions as usual. I will also be updating the recipes, articles etc etc etc
I just felt as we are fast approaching 18 months, maybe we were getting a little old to still be classing George as "weaning"!!!
So thank you very very much to everyone who has stood by me for the last year, and I hope that I will still see you all posting on here! I expect the same updates on all my regulars lo's too!
lots of love as always
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Hurray, hurray, hurray!
Breakfast was a very odd daddy version of porridge, with big lumps of date and banana in - which George picked at!
But the breakthrough came at lunch. We went to Katsouris Deli in town, and George ate nearly all of a melted cheese roll - adult sized! He then had a mini pancake and a bite of my chocolate covered banana from the Christmas market!
Supper was some of my homemade spring rolls - which are delicious! Followed by a yoghurt and some grapes!
That almost counts as a real food day!!!
Sunday, 18 November 2007
It is taking an hour on average to get George down at night, annd then he is waking in the night and will not settle without one of us in the room (again - for an hour).
Add to that that he is surviving on bread, grapes & german humzingers, there really isn't a lot to report food wise!
I am also thinking of trying to find a new mum to take over the main blogging, as I am starting to feel a bit redundant, as George isn't really BLWing any more. What do you think? Do you know anyone?? I will of course remain here, blogging with unusual food, hints tips and my usual jabberings! Well, if I can find someone that is! I ideally want someone just starting BLWing...hmmmm
Monday, 12 November 2007
We started with the usual - grr, lazy mummy.
Lunch was some pasta and pesto, which was largely ignored tbh! These teeth are still causing him problems.
We went to rusholme for a curry for supper, with George enjoying his usual of paneer pakora, veggie samosas and naan bread! He was running around like mad, smiling at everyone! The waiters treated him to a vimto lolly - and as I am going to mummy hell I let him have it! horrible child seemed to love it!
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Hello again! Still no molars through, and we are still having sleep issues, but not as bad as earlier in the week! Gran is over to stay though, so at least I have some back up!
We started today with porridge with dried cranberry and dates, about half a bowl full!
Then the badness started! We had pizza hut buffet for lunch. George ate 2 slices of pizza and a breadstick!
Supper was a tin (hangs head in shame!) of the no rubbish beef ravioli on brown toast, a banana and a fromage frais. So a bit of a rally late on on the healthy front! lol
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
my posting has gone crap lately, but we have been in the midst of a nightmare here!
George has a molar coming through, and seems to have some sort of blood blister on the gum. It is awful, but the GP isn't overly concerned. It has made George very grumpy and he almost stopped eating for 2 days as a result.
At the same time he has developed some sort of bedroom/night related terrors - and has screamed and screamed hysterically at every nap & bed time. Coupled with waking in the night in the same state.
As such I have lost the will to live, let alone blog!
When I can focus again I will get back to you all!
Thursday, 1 November 2007
We were back to our usual start time today after the clocks changed, lets hope it lasts eh? I made porridge with dried cranberries and apricots this morning, but it wasn't very popular. I had run out of full fat milk though, so maybe semi-skimmed just doesn't cut it for George!
Lunch was a drawn out affair, eaten largely at peer support training. He had half a leftover pancake, some grapes, half a clemantine and a german humzinger type bar. This was in addition to the grapes eaten round asda and a slice of tiger bread before we set off!
When we got in I was pottering and George appears to have found a slice of my pizza left over from lunch & half inched it! lol - either that or I will find it hidden somewhere very stinky soon!
Supper was tinned veggie ravioli - I am knackered after shopping, rhythm & rhyme, peer support then a walk to the library! This was accompanied by tiger bread and followed by a yoghurt!
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Due to rushng off to Grandma's this morning, we reverted to toast & banana. Bad mummy put a small scrape of honey on the toast though! lol
no idea about lunch!
For supper I made potato & sweetcorn pancakes with tomatoes. They seemed quite popular! This was followed by the now obligatory yoghurt! lmao
I made a grated apple & date porridge this morning - which was largely greeted with suspicion tbh - but he did eat some of it at least!
I got all creative and made muttar paneer for George. For those not in the know it is a pea & paneer dish, with a tomato base. Anyone who makes it properly would have had a fi at mine as I had no fresh herbs, so I improvised a little, but George ate some! lol
Dh made a tomato sauce for pasta for supper - so all in all a good cooking day here!
Monday, 29 October 2007
George is 17 months today - when does BLW just become eating I wonder? Hmmm, maybe I should get someone new to BLW to co-write the blog now....
Well, we started predictably enough with toast & banana! ho hum!George had a German humzinger bar as a snack at sign - they are wrapped in rice paper so not so messy as the ones over here!
Lunch was some left over pies (baby pies) from last week. The 2 biggest ones it seemed, but all eaten up. Followed by 2 pears.
At C's house he ate half a banana mid afternoon too!
Supper was sausage & mash with a leek & mushroom gravy. George spat out the sausage and lost interest in the mash - so [hangs head in shame] we fed him whilst whooshing the spoon around making aeroplane noises! So 11 months in to this BLW lark and we regress to a stage we bypassed when choosing BLW. I apologise for setting such a crap example! Maybe I really do need someone else to blog with me! lol
ps - any new readers - I really do have some helpful stuff on the blog, I have just been rubbish this last week! x
Sunday, 28 October 2007
I had a lie in (woo hoo) and dh gave George toast & a pear for breakfast!
Dh then made a delicious mushroom risotto (his speciality)which George seemed to really enjoy. This was his first rice (sorry Jeasmin not made the lentil & rice yet!!) and he seemed to really like it.
Supper was farfalle pasta with the bought tomato & vegetable organic kids sauce with cheese, followed by a banana and a yoghurt!
Thursday, 25 October 2007
There was no milk & no butter in the fridge this morning, so George had a fruit platter for breakfast - a banana, 2 satsumas & some strawbs (he rejected the pear!)
Lunch was 3 baby pies from my batch earlier in the week.
Supper has been beans (with cream cheese stirred in) on toast, followed by a yoghurt & some grapes.
George had 2 bits of toast & 2 bananas for breakfast! OMG!!
dh made him pasta in a carbonara sauce for lunch, and says he ate a big bowlful.
I didn't make it home until 9.30pm, so dh was still in charge for supper. He made George a bowl of heinz chunky minestrone soup with a slice of brown bread! I haven't looked at the salt etc in the tin - but at least it has veggies in etc! All in all - not too bad eh!!
I did another date porridge for breakfast this morning, which wasn't as popular as yesterday! grr - I obviously need to be more creative here - lol
Lunch was a bit of a ham sandwich, then a bit of cheesy garlic bread.
I set off after lunch to drive to Kent (via Worcester!) so dh was in charge. He made him beef ravioli for supper, followed by a yoghurt & a plum!
Monday, 22 October 2007
A delicious majool date porridge got us off today!
Lunch was another screaming fit - again over fruit. I made Jennie M's spring rolls (OMG delicious!!) but all George wanted was fruit. So he had 3 satsumas and a pear - I ate the spring rolls.
Supper was 3 baby pies made today with spud, sweet potato, carrot, onions, sawwetcorn & spinach & cream cheese! George ate 3, and a yoghurt. We hid the fruit bowl during supper - which appears go be the way forward from now on.
dh did breakfast of toast & a banana, but when I got up George shared my eclair (I was hungover!) and some of my veggie bacon sandwich!
Lunch was a crumpet & a peach - with a snack of a pear mid afternoon.
I made a sort of roast - I bought dh & George a minced Aberdeen Angus beef pie (I had a mini quorn one!) and made roast spuds, carrots, sweet potato & onions. I also made a broccoli & cauliflower gratin with leeks & mushrooms. George took one look at it & screamed - uncontrollably. In the end, eating no supper he had some malt loaf & a yoghurt. Grr
George had a big bowl of porridge for his breakfast - then we set off to go to Stockley farm!
Having got horrible lost, we decided to have lunch at Slattery's in Whitefield - a delicious chocolatiere where our wedding cake came from! It was full, but we bought some cake & chocolate to take away! George was starving though, so ate some of his packed lunch of philly & ham sandwich & some grapes.
We ended up in rusholme, with George eating paneer pakora and some of a veggie samosa, with nan bread to finish and a couple of tomato garnishes. He finished off the grapes, and half a humzinger too!
After a 2 hour lunch, he just had a couple of yoghurts for supper!
Friday, 19 October 2007
I made toast & marmite and a banana for breakfast!
He apparently "ate plenty" at Grandma's - but it didn't occur to dh to ask what!
As such he wasn't really interested in much supper. dh made pasta with a jar of organic kids pasta sauce with all sorts of hidden veggies. He half ate a peach and is at present having a yoghurt - there is always room for a yoghurt! lol
I made a very popular dried cranberry and sultana porridge for breakfast - which was eaten after a banana!
Lunch was at peer support training again. He ate a brown philly & tomato roll cut up into pieces (as he eats on the trot!), some massive grapes and a small bit of one of the German humzingers.
I decided to brave a mum & son trip for a pizza for supper, as I couldn't bare to cook. George was not impressed, and screamed most of the time we were there! I think he managed 3 dough balls and 1 square of pizza. All very traumatic!
George was whisked away to Grandmas before breakfast, and we still have a breakdown in what he ate there with the loss of the book. I will buy a new book this weekend!
I made George a bowl of beans, with the three remaining pancakes from last night spread with cream cheese for supper. I am very bad, and he had the full fat, sugar, salt, lead, asbestos...(okay, slight exageration!!) ones, and loves them! He was dipping the pancakes in too! lol
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
George still at in-laws until 3pm as I was still so unwell. I know he ate a M&S fruit salad, some ham & cheese omlette and a M&S apricot pastry (!!!)
I had a sudden Nigella moment though in my death bed and decided to make spinach & potato pancakes for supper. He seemed very keen on them...I will post a recipe as soon as I feel well! He ate 6, then a yoghurt.
I had to rush off to Court this morning, so George had both breakfast & lunch there. I picked him up mid afternoon, but then came down with a hideous virus...so ended up calling FIL to take him back overnight.
He ate very little of the supper I offered - but FIL said he had eaten well in the day.
I felt so hideous that I didn't care what he had eaten! lol
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Today has been a bad bad food day - one I wouldn't encourage anyone to replicate! Dh bought some raisin & lemon mini pancakes & a chocolate brioche for breakfast. It was delicious - but not v healthy!
Then, whilst I convalesced and I thought he & George were in the park he snuck off for a pint and gave George mini cheddars for lunch. OMG!!! He did have half a peach when he got home though!
Supper was supposed to be scambled eggs with ham & cheese, but he got hysterical at the mere thought - pointing desperately at the fruit bowl (which we had to hide!). He did finally eat some malt loaf and a yoghurt. All very traumatic.
So take heart dear readers....this day should reassure you of the healthy diet you are giving your lo's at least! pmsl
George had toast & banana for breakfast today - but at least it isn't so predictable any more!
We went out to look round the Manchester Treasures exhibition at the art gallery today, and after a huge walk, we headed off to Grinch for lunch. Poor George was very tired, and wasn't much interested in food. He ate some garlic & tomato bread, and about half a slice of margerita pizza - but that was all. He did chew most of a German fruit bar...but spat some out on the floor! Yum!!
I bought him a M&S kids supper of aberdeen angus meatballs in pasta - and he apparently ate only the pasta! Grr. The fruit & yoghurt diet lives on!
Okay, I am slacking I know...but I have been poorley all weekend!
Thursday was a pretty uneventful food day, until supper. I made a spanish styleee omlette with potato, shallot & grated cheese in. George ate it with some lentil dip on the side, and loved it!
Friday, 12 October 2007
I was up at 5 to fly to London for a course, leaving dh in charge of getting George to grandma's etc.
DH fitted our new kitchen sink during the day, so George stayed at Grandma's for supper too....but dh is rubbish at remembering what George ate, so there is another blank entry! Sorry girls!
I did a breakfast of porridge with banana and dried cranberry - which was a huge hit!
Having suffered from guilt over the pizza hut (i know I am being silly!!) I made two dips for lunch - homemade hummus & Jenny Mazails red lentil & tomato dip. I started serving them with halloumi - but resorted to breadsticks in the end. George did eat a bowlful of the red lentil dip though.
After swimming he snacked on a pear and some strawberries.
Dh did supper of the organic mini-sausages & beans. All in all a good protein day I think!
Monday, 8 October 2007
Breakfast was once again a banana and some toast! Oh, and he ate a nectarine too! lol
We were very bad at lunch and went to have a pizza hut buffet. George ate pizza, pasta & some sweetcorn from the salad bar! Bad mummy!
Supper was a baked sweet potato, half straight up, and half mushed with some cream cheese & eaten with a spoon. He also ate half a plum, a pear and a yoghurt! Appetite seems better eh?? lol
Friday, 5 October 2007
Well things have improved a little today! Breakfast was a banana and a brioche roll.
Dh was in charge today, and so lunch was a little bizarre - rice pudding with some sort of rustic WI type jam. JAM!!!????
I can home in time to see him munching away on a nectarine - it is so cute to see him eat his way round the stone...bless.
He ate some pasta with cream cheese & spinach, followed by a bit of pear and a fromage frais. All in all not a bad food day.
ps - Without comment on the politics behind it, the latest soldier killed in Afghanistan was an old school friend, as is his wife. I am no longer in contact with them, but know they have 2 kids aged 3 & 1. Please spare a thought for those he leaves behind x
Thursday, 4 October 2007
The day didn't start well today...I put the refused but delicious apples in porridge...and George refused to eat it. In the end he ate half a banana, lots of grapes and a brioche roll as we did the food shopping.
Lunch was at peer support training...he sucked the cream cheese off some bread, ate 3 slices of malt loaf and 1 grape!
The grape obsession continued when we got home as he stole them off the kitchen counter whilst I was washing up.
Supper was a running battle. He got the rest of the macaroni cheese with 2 mini quiches....not 1 morsel passed his lips. He was pointing at the fruit bowl, but when I peeled an orange he threw it on the floor. He did eat half a brioche roll. So all in all a rubbish day....he better get some teeth or something to show for this soon! lol
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
George didn't seem too bothered about his breakfast this morning...but did eventually eat a slice of toast & marmite & a plum.
I was going out around lunch, but I don't think that was what put George off lunch. He managed about half a philly & ham sandwich.
He did have half a brioche bun and some grapes at M's house about 3.30....
But totally refused the casserole I defrosted. In desperation I have given him tinned macaroni cheese... and if he eats that I might try some pan fried apple! Hmmm
Edit to say he screamed at the pasta, and point blank refused to apple. As I have nothing else in to offer as a 4th alternative he will have to be hungry. I am a very cross mummy tonight.
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
I did a date porridge this morning, another success I have to say!
DH took George out for lunch, and gave him a roasted vegetable pret sandwich apparently for lunch.
Supper was a banana (spotted whilst I cooked pasta!) some mushroom tortellini with pesto & a noddy fromage frais!
ps - only 1 taker so far on the "your BLW experiences" write up - surely someone else wants to share, plug their own blog...anything????x
Monday, 1 October 2007
rabbits rabbits rabbits.....
Well, now the superstition is done with, let's get on with the food. Breakfast was banana & blueberry porridge - quite a big bowlful as well.
Lunch was a bit of a disaster. I made cheesy eggy bread....which was not proving popular. I tried a small squeeze of tomato ketchup....so George dipped the bread in the ketchup, sucked off the ketchup, then threw the bread on the floor. AARRGGHH!!!! lol. He did have the last of the peach slices, and about 3 blueberries too.
For supper I made the pancake sushi rolls, filled with a steamed & mashed sweet potato mixed with cream cheese. They were very popular!
ps - forgot to say on the 29th post - George was 16 months....
Phewee, it is celebration city in our household! lol
Breakfast was the toast & banana usual! lol
I took another cream cheese sandwich with us today, but there were so many kids running round like mad at the party after the christening he ate the bare minimum to keep going I think, then was off showing off his dancing! It was a lovely christening - even if Ysabelle did cry the instant she looked at DH at the party - I did PMSL!!
After suffering vegetable guilt after this weekend, George was given veggie meatballs in beans for supper...followed by some peach slices and a few blueberries!
*and relax* - phew, what a weekend!
Sunday, 30 September 2007
breakfast was toast & banana for the first sitting, then for second sitting he has some tinned spag bol (dh??!!!), egg and potato cake!
Just before we set out to the wedding, he had 2 further potato cakes, and a noddy fromage frais - which I am ashamed to say I fed him (yeah - 16 months in to this BLW lark!!) to keep his outfit clean!
During the photograph lull time after the ceremony George munched on blueberries, and a bit of peach. For the wedding breakfast he ate a cream cheese sandwhich on fresh bread, some bread roll and some dried fruit. He totally ignored the served food as a result, even the ice cream!
I was worried he hadn't eaten much, but in writing this I realise he ate quite a bit! lol
george started with the usual toast & banana, then dh dropped him off at Grandma's.
We have no idea now what he had, but it was loads by all accounts as when dh tried to give him some toast & philly for supper he hardly touched it.
I was drinking wine in the office, and made it hope just before bedtime...so have no real clue what was happening - food or otherwise! lol
Thursday, 27 September 2007
I did porridge again for breakfast - today with blueberries, sultanas and dried apple in - and it went down a storm again!
Lunch was in 2 parts. A peach at home, the rest at the bf training. He had 4 mini quiches (which I have to take in the recipe for), a ton of grapes and more blueberries!
After a run round the park, we went to Crome in Chorlton for supper. George ate some dough balls to start, 3/4 of his kids ham & mushroom pizza and a tub od dairy ice cream! Phewee!
another breakfast of toast & banana! All eaten up though.
Dh forgot to tell me about lunch - so no clues...but he isn't as inventive as me at meal times, so it was probably cheese on toast! lol - if I remember, I will ask & update later!
Supper was supposed to be beans & fish fingers...but the fingers were rejected totally. So beans it was...all eaten beautifully with a spoon. He finished with a yoghurt (trying new ones - noddy organic ones in tubs now the spoon is used so well!) and a big handful of grapes.
ps - I know it isn't food related - but who saw Bringing up Baby? I was utterly mortified.
dh was in charge most of the day, as I had to work. He returned to toast & banana for breakfast, which wentt down okay.
Wonders will never cease, but George ate scrambled eggs and bread for lunch - he usually hates scramled eggs - maybe all the pepper dh uses helps! hmmm.
After swimming he had a bereadstick, some blueberries and a few stolen veggie cookies as a snack.
Supper was pasta with pesto & grated cheese, followed by a yoghurt. No sign of any teeth yet, but he is at least eating more, which is a relief!
Monday, 24 September 2007
I tried a new breakfast today - porridge with mixed in sultanas, prune (but up) and cut up dried apple rings. George ate 2 bowlful's. I cannot tell you how pleased I was to see him eat!
I had to go to work at 1 for a meeting, so DH did lunch. He says George ate almost a whole malt loaf!
I made pancake sushi rolls for supper, and George ate 2. He then had a massive pot of rhubarb yoghurt - an extra special one which was thick & delicious.
phew - a much better day than yesterday! Will try Jeasmin's suggested recipe tomorrow, as soft spoonable food seems to work!
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Breakfast seemed to go okay this morning, as he ate 4 slices of fruit toast.
Lunch was another oddity, made up of sliced peaches...followed by chunks of cheese (finally!!!) and bread sticks.
Supper was another matter though. I made gnocchi with another frozen batch of HBPS - which was greated with hysteria. Every piece he put in his mouth he would cry and wince. It was awful. In the end, sitting on the kitchen counter, he ate 2 prunes, and 5 individual rice crispie shapes in milk - fed to me by him from a spoon. Whilst sobbing and tear stained.
It was awful. If it is teeth I hope they come quickly.
There was no hint of the day to come, when breakfast was had as usual!
George slept for 3 hours through lunch, and refused his apple when he woke. About 4 o'clock he finally had a tea cake.
Supper got thrown on the floor, and so he sat with no supper whilst we ate. When we finished our supper we offered him some dried fruit. He ate 2 prunes, a few raisins and half a date, The rest went on the floor, and he didn't even eat the orange. So he went to bed.
bad mummy again!! x
Poor George was sent to Grandma's this morning in his pj's. He had some toast etc here, but still......
no idea about lunch - I am rubish, I know!
Supper was also at Grandma's, dh was stuck in traffic and with no car I couldn't get him! He had home made fishcakes with roast veggies.
Thursday, 20 September 2007
George had 2 pieces of fruit toast & a banana for breakfast.
We went to rhythm & rhyme this morning, and as I planned to be out for just the hour of the session I took no drink, snacks or nappies! I had, of course, totally got the time wrong for our LLL Peer Support training, which started 15 mins after R&R finished. I turned up with a sleeping George with no lunch etc. I scrounged a nappy when he woke...and he had 3 biscuits and water from a polystyrene cup. I looked awful. He had some fruit and a drink when we got home!
We then had an early tea at our favourite Turkish restaurant. George loves halloumi & hummous as well as bread, so I thought he would eat no problems. I hadn't banked on what a sensation he would be to the waitresses, who couldn't keep off him - he was so giddy he hardly ate - he blew kisses at them instead! He did manage most of the lollipop they found for him, until the lolly fell off the stick & he almost choked on it! Wonderful!
He is currently finishing off another 2 slices of fruity bread! Grr.
the worsy mummy on the block! x
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Breakfast this morning waqs a continental waffle with a banana and a tiny bit of chocolate sauce!
DH has re-lost the book, so no idea what George had at Grandma's - but with luck it was fruit & healthy goodies.
As it is DH's birthday he wanted a picnic party, with burgers and football. I hade organic beef burgers (wearing rubber gloves!!), curly fries, grilled bacon & procedded cheese, with a token bit of salad. I had veggie burgers! lol. George ate half a burger bun and two slices of processed cheese - refused the meat point blank. aarrggghhhhh!!!
ps - my office Junior tried coconut today - and wasn't impressed!
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Breakfast was toast & a pear..which he couldn't get in quickly enough this morning.
Lunch was 3 potato cakes with butter and a pile of blueberries.
We went to M's to play before swimming and George found his after swimming breadstick, so ate that whilst he played. As such he shared M's strawberries and biscuits after swimming - I am sure he does it to make me look like a rubbish mum!
He totally refused to even entertain the yummy pasta bake I made for supper, and in the end I relented and gave him a plum, a banana and some malt loaf! He didn't even taste the pasta bake, which is the infuriating thing. Grr
Monday, 17 September 2007
Breakfast was a slice of toast and a pear - a HUGE pear mind! lol
Lunch was toasted and buttered potato cakes - there was a side of cheesy scrambled eggs, but they were totally rejected.
This afternoon we went to baby clinic as I felt we hadn't been for ages. George was weighed, and is now between the 50th & 75th centiles - after all that bloody worry and heartache, and now he is almost back where he started (via a small detour to off the bottom of the 0.4 line as some of you will remember!!). Almost as good, she said there were only 2 other lo's out of the 70 odd she sees who are as advanced as George - she thinks he is really advanced developmentally for his age, and just said "well done" to me. I hate blowing my own trumpet, but after so long feeling I was doing something wrong, I cannot explain how good it feels to be complemented on my son.
After a small snack of pitta bread and salsa when mummy and daddy snuck out for a quick drink, George had gnocchi with philly & spinach for supper followed by an orange.
Off to feel smug
So, as usual the day started with toast & a banana - nothing new.
As I have a house full of fresh fruit, and George is now often funny about lunch, I gave him a bowl full of strawbs, blueberries, grapes and a cut up plum. He ate it all bar the strawbs!
DH made a delicious supper of sausage & mash with a leek & mushroom gravy. It was delicious - but George just screamed at the thought of it, pointing hysterically at the fruit bowl. In the end he had another 2 plums and an orange. So except for a slice of toast all he ate all day was fruit. Typical eh...most parents in the news struggle to get their kids to eat fruit, I am struggling to get him to eat anything else.
I was having a bit of a lazy mummy day though, so I will be a bit more determined food wise today! lol
Sunday, 16 September 2007
After his usua; breakfast with daddy, George then ate some of my tea cakes too!
Lunch was strawberries and two peaches, eaten in the pub with dh on the way back from the barber! Not sure I approve of the venue though! lol
We were thinking of trying a new supper venue after we popped out this afternoon/evening, as Lloyds in Chorlton had a nice sounding kids menu. However, after George cried for less than a minute the landlord, who appeared a little worse for wear, came and asked us to control our baby. I was so livid I walked out immediately, and am now determined to spread the word about their rude and non-child friendly attitude. So - if you are ever in Manchester - avoid Lloyds in Chorlton like the plaigue.
In the end George, dh & I all had a lovely supper in Croma...dough balls and ham pizza for George and a small tub of vanilla ice cream as a treat. lol!
Breakfast had to be taken at Grandma's as I was rushed into the office.
Dh has no idea what Grandma did for lunch either - so all in all a rubbish blog entry for today.
He did remember that George had beans on toast for supper, but I was still at work so cannot verify it!
Thursday, 13 September 2007
As well as the usual, George also had some grapes for breakfast!
Lunch was a fruitarians dream, 2 plums, loads of grapes and half a suck of an apple.
We tried George with fish fingers and peas, with a blog of tartar sauce - but he wasn't interested. He did scoop the peas up with a spoon, but then spat them out again! Dh ate the fingers! The last minute stand by was a loaf (yes - really!) of buttered malt loaf!
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
George ate half his breakfast at home as we started very early today, we are not sure if he added to it when he got to Grandma's.
Lunch was sausage, bacon, eggs and beans, which he ate almost all off. The beans were apparently a fave! His afternoon snack by all accounts was best part of a punnet of strawbs, some too big to eat in one, but that didn't stop him trying! lol
We weren't sure he would eat any supper, but he managed a slice of toast with philly! Where does it all go?
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
brekkie was as usual - but it was eaten so quickly I made a second slice of toast! Half of that got eaten - but only after George had blown on it to cool it down!!!
Lunch was late after a long nap, and was fresh bread with philly, garden tomatoes (ignored!) and buttered potato cakes!
I thought Gerge would be hungry after swimming, he wolfed down a breadstick at the pool, but dh says he wasn't very interested. He ate an orange and a plum in the end!
ps - in my update I forgot to say that George in his enthusiasm for my home grown tomatoes has picked all the green ones, chewed them once and disgarded all over the garden! grrr. x
OMG, sad as it sounds I have been lost without my internet!
I have tried not to do anything too adventurous whilst I have been offline as I didn't want you to miss anything big. However, what has really happened with a vengance this last week or so is just how well George now eats with his fork and spoon. He managed a whole plate of beef ravioli on toast with his fork unaided this week.
I also had some sucess on sunday with a sausage casserole! I made it from scratch, a veggie one for me and meat for dh & George, and it was a sucess all round. George refused the spuds and veggies that went with it (grr) but liked his sausage. I used red lentils for the first time and even dh liked them! In my latest shopping expedition I have bought tesco out of tinned tomatoes to make other tomatoey and lentilly sauces! yummy!
The fruit love affair continues unabaited! As does the love affair with bread! oh, and I have stuck to the usual brekkie - shock horror! pmsl.
so...back to the daily diary then........
Monday, 10 September 2007
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Well, whilst breakfast was basically the same, the toast was made with daddy's home made poppy seed bread - yummy!
Lunch was late due to a mamoth sleep today! It was 4 samosa's from the freezer, then 2 satsumas and a plum.
I defrosted the slightly odd soya meatballs to try again, but they were not overly popular! We then tried leftover fish pie, again with limited sucess. In the end George finished off with dried fruit! oh, and a greengage! Yummy!
I thought you might like to see the whole danger dinner exploits though! Do you see why I am being driven insane!! (apologies it is on its side!)
love Mel x
Monday, 3 September 2007
nothing new for breakfast!
Dh made some pasta sauce for his and George's lunch, but he said only a little got eaten. George did have a pear or two though.
I bought a no added rubbish cheesy fish pie for George, but he got pretty hysterical about it tbh. He had a few spoons of it, but in the end dh resorted to philly on toast!
Grr - boy cannot live on bread & fruit alone!!!
Breakfast was some brown seeded toast and a banana!
DH & I planned a walk, so I gave him an early snack of dried and fresh fruit, which he wolfed down. This was about 12 o'clock.
After a failed expedition for little boy wellies, the drizzle was so bad we abondoned the walk and headed to the local pizza hut - a rare treat! George ate a big bowl of macarroni cheese, mainly with an adult sized fork! All with very little mess. He also figured out a straw for the first time!
Supper was a pear, 2 satsumas and a plum!
ps - forgot the office junior update from friday. He wasn't impressed by strawberries - they apparently tasted like apples. He did like the blueberries though! In fact, he asked where sold them so he could get more!
Saturday, 1 September 2007
George apparently had had breakfast at Grandma's this morning, but he found room for another slice of raisin toast when he got home.
Lunch was a total farce though. Whilst I was cooking, George decided to climb out of his highchair. First he got stuck in the back (how I don't know) then nearly fell out the top. I was getting really cross tbh, as I was trying to stop food burning and stop him getting hurt.
He then decided that his pasta had burned him (again, how I don't know as mine was only luke warm) and so screamed, rubbing tomato sauce all over his face, head etc etc whilst eating.
Same danger baby tricks during supper, which was herby eggy bread and fruit. He ate half a peach and half a plum (grrr) and 2 satsumas.
I might start sellotaping him in for meals tomorrow....watch this space. lol
ps - how the hell can it be September already, that is almost Christmas!!! AGAIN!!!