Thursday, December 31, 2009

Picky Max

Max is a picky eater, To my dismay. More vegetables have been spit back onto me then have ever made it in Max's mouth. I've discovered that Max only likes finger foods or table foods. I think he doesn't like the texture of the mushy stuff. He does seem to like baby food pears. For the most part. Everyday is getting to be a battle. I'm trying all sorts of new things. I've wasted so much baby food. It gets frustrating. I want him to be healthy and eat those things that will be best for him. We're learning everyday. This morning I did get him to eat pieces of the york of a hard boiled egg. I had to put a cheerio on top of each bite so he would eat it. That might be my secret weapon for a while. I'll have to sprinkle everything with a cheerio, whole grain puffs, or yogurt melts. He really likes to snack on these.

Whenever Shaun and I eat. Max is on us like a vulture. He wants to eat what we have. Not mushy baby food. I've been introducing him to more finger foods. Will see how that goes. I get so stressed trying to make sure he's getting what he needs. Hopefully, We'll find a good balance. I don't want to feel like he's starving. He's a big boy who is moving around a lot. He needs to be nourished.

He hasen't been sleeping well. I'm afraid it's because he's starving. I also think he's going through separation anxiety. He needs to start sleeping through the night better. Or I might just lose my sanity all together. Being a mom is a full time job. Trying to discover how, what, and when to do everything is a heavy work load. That is still the best thing in the world. Being Max's mom is the best reminder of how blessed I am. He's our little/BIG miracle. :)

Here's a video at one of my atempts to feed Max. My little picky eater.


Megan said...

Don't stress! My kids were the same- they HATED baby food! I just moved them on to big people food faster and they were happy. You know what I've found that always works great and seems to give them what they need--- soups. Try it! I always look for the healthier ones with meat and veggies maybe beans that have no high fructose corn syrup and other weird things. Good luck!

Sankat said...

My kids all hated baby food to. We always start with baby cereal, but we can't even go through a whole box because they just don't like it. Rachel, and Spencer never had any baby food beside baby cereal.

I got a food processor and actually ground up whatever we were eating for the baby. You can make it not as puree as baby food, but it's safer.