Everyday is a new adventure for him, he can almost sit up on his own, and is now in love with his new exersaucer.
Also, I write a lot about what I eat, but now Austin is developing a pallet of his own as he eats more and more foods beyond his former straight milk diet. My friend Sarah recently wrote a post about what her daughter Lola eats, and I thought it would be fun to write about my little guy's expanding tastes. He is now eating two "solid" food meals a day, and the best part of my day is feeding him. Austin finds such a joy and excitement in food, that it's so fun to watch him open his mouth in anticipation for each bite and reach out for food.
As a house hold with two full-time working parents, we do not have the time to make my own baby food (and not just because we work, I know a lot of parents who stay home who don't have time for this either). I depend on packages of it mainly, and then also add in other things like mashed banana, yogurt, pancakes, scrambled eggs, etc.
Austin's favorite food by far is Yo Baby Yogurt. A half carton is the perfect addition to his lunch or dinner, and he LOVES it! Ben is a big yogurt eater (a carton of key lime yogurt in his lunch, everyday--not sure how that doesn't get old!). Austin's least favorite foods are carrots and avocados, and he gets a rash on his face and neck from sweet potatoes. So all of those foods are currently not part of his diet.
He is also learning to feed himself more with Puffs and Mum Mum Crackers.
|Mmmm, Mum Mum Cracker|
|Loving his bottle with Dad and Cooper|
And what have I been eating? I've been mixing up new and old recipes lately, including:
- Crock Pot Chicken Burritos
- Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Spicy Sausage Skillet from Iowa Girl Eats
- Margarita Chicken from Iowa Girl Eats
- Thai Turkey Burgers from Iowa Girl Eats
- Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken from Skinny Taste