||[Mar. 28th, 2006|10:35 pm]
vixnix the triumphant
Ok, not quite, but I am almost forcing my baby to eat solid food. I feel a little bit harsh, but seriously he has to start eating some time. He's been gumming pieces of apple for so long now. At least a month. He'll scream at me when I'm eating one until I bite enough off of it so that he can wrap his fat marshmallow paw around it in a vice grip and ram it at his mouth. He's basically left with a core, which he proceeds to, like I say, ram at or into his mouth, in between trying to eat the stalk. Nice manners this kid has.|
So I've been cutting him a quarter, coring and peeling it, and digging kinks into it with a knife so that it has finger holes like a bowling ball and he grabs at those with his little chubby fists and hungry wild eyes. But when I offer him anything that would be in anyway convenient for me, say, pureed food on a spoon, while he sits in his high chair, FORGEDDDABOUDDIT. His favourite trick, after flat out refusing, is blowing the food I do manage to get into his mouth when it's open for half a second, wide enough to accomodate a spoon, out back at me in a noisy disgusting food-spraying raspberry. Nice. I mean, I have to laugh.
But seriously. My friend's baby is 4 months old and eats WHOLE BANANAS at a time. Max will be eight months in a week or so and eats small chunks of apple that he swallows whole, when he doesn't choke on them and vomit them back up. Yes, go on, judge me for continuing to give him the apple. I am a terrible mother. YOU DO NOT LIVE WITH THIS BABY. He would break you too, into a million pieces that can no longer communicate with one another and have to function as a unit by trying just to move together in the same direction. He will BREAK you and you will GIVE HIM THE APPLE.
So I am trying to get more in. I know I should wait, but it's hard, having a cranky 10kg baby who won't eat more than 4 tbsp of raw apple in a day. If he's hungry why won't he just frickin EAT???