So happy it’s time for another Munchkin Meals, hosted by Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life!
Ada is 9 months old and we’ve been following a baby led weaning approach to solids for her. New this month — Ada’s been “introduced” to egg and gluten. We don’t eat a lot of either, but I wanted to see how her body reacted since Tom and I do tend to eat those things when we go out for breakfast (and Ada wants to eat off our plates). I don’t think the egg sat well with her (she had some hives on her back and has been avoiding it since), but she does like Ezekiel bread!
Ada’s a pretty neat eater now, particularly since she perfected her pincer grasp around 8 months (one of the benefits of baby led weaning). The only issue I have now is that she is obsessed with cause and effect, i.e. dropping food to the floor and watching the dog go for it. We have one fat Scout on our hands.
I will also point out that about a week ago, around the time Ada turned 9 months, I seemed to have a lot more milk and Ada was struggling to handle it. It seemed to coincide with when she turned 9 months (growth spurt?) and when she learned to crawl. Not sure if other mamas have experienced this…
Ada breastfed 4 times today: 7:30 am, 11:30 am, 4 pm, and 8 pm
8:30 am – Breakfast
Ada started out her day with banana and these change-your-world vegan, gluten- and sugar-free zucchini muffins (thanks to Kim at Vegan Mama for sharing the recipe). She ate about half the muffin and both pieces of banana. Water out of her sippy cup (love these cups if you’re looking for a good one).
I’ve also been mixing Ada’s supplements (plus probiotics since we’ve been around a lot of sick kids lately) into her coconut yogurt, which she still adores.
1:30 pm – Lunch
Before lunch, as I vacuumed our bedroom, I had Ada “drink” out of her new straw cup. I say “drink” because she doesn’t know how to drink out of a straw yet (she just kind of chews on it) but I want her to practice. She also worked on her yoga moves in front of the mirror.
For lunch, Ada had some beet salad left over from last night, Happy Family puffs, and peas. I made some leftover lima bean and cauliflower soup for myself to share with Ada. Beets are a dangerous business, and I double-bibbed the little one.
Sure enough, once I sat down with my soup, Ada started squawking at me and reaching out her arms. So, the girl ate about half of my soup and barely any peas and beets (although she adores both).
6:45 pm – Dinner
I was out to happy hour with friends merrily drinking my pint of beer, so Tom made up a frozen stir fry mix (adding in garlic and ginger) and some brown rice. Tom told me she wasn’t really interested in eating (besides the broccoli) and gave a lot to Scout (no surprise there). Thanks, Tom, for handling things while I went out!
Thanks for stopping by! Can’t wait to read what those other babes ate.