Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I thought it would be interesting to take a photo of Rya's 'first bite' of each veggie and fruit she ate on our journey into baby food. Thinking that she would have these hilarious grimacing faces say, for peas, or big toothy grins for bananas. Well, as you can see below - the kid likes most EVERYTHING you put in her mouth. Don't get me wrong, adore l that she loves pureed squash that smells like SpaghettiO's (or as I like to call them Pukeo's - because they smell like vomit - no seriously, straight up vomit.) But its kind of a buzz-kill for an anticipatory mom and makes for a lackluster photo montage when you get the same "Hey cool - green beans. Hey cool - peaches." reaction every time.

As they say, be careful what you wish for.

Well, it turns out that we might just have a texture issue instead of a taste issue. In an effort to dip our toe into the waters of baby friendly finger foods I bought these organic 'puffs' that look like Cheerios but melt when in her mouth. Let me set the scene.
After a hearty lunch of 8oz of formula and half a jar of applesauce I place one of said puffs in her mouth. What followed was a hilarious series of grimaces and facial contortions that sent me into a fit of giggles while the camera was snap snap snapping away. Then she gagged. A single gag. Something she has done a few times before, once when I first fed her rice cereal and once the first time she ate baby food. So I did not think much of it. Then she gagged again. "OK, maybe she is not ready for this quite yet." I am thinking while assuring her its OK amongst a continued stream of giggles.

Then she yakked.

A HUGE exorcist-style projectile yakking that included the entire contents of her lunch - all over the table and down the front of her soaking both her legs and the carpet beneath. Whats worse is that I have taken to giving her different (safe) kitchen gadgets to play with and today's toy was a spatula. Something, I found out, that causes a nice splatter when you swat a pool of throw up with it. Not so funny any more. She just turned to me in utter shock with tears in her eyes (as we all know happen after you have experienced an intense bought of hurling) and a look like, "Mom, what in the world would you do that for?! That was awful!"

I suck.


Mommy of Princess Tater Tot said...

Oh my gosh!!! Those last 3 pics are hysterical! I'm calling MADM and telling her to check your blog right away!

I love that you photographed each new adventure in food. What a GREAT idea!

Heather G. said...

I was laughing my ass off - until she projectile vomited then I felt like the biggest jerk. It is pretty funny though.

Mary Ann said...

Adventures in Motherhood. So Much Fun.
Love ya girlie

Aunt Carla said...

;-) One day a few years from now she will view these pictures... that's when she will place the blame for everything not perfect in her life on this one snack food experiment.

Heather G. said...

So true Aunt Carla - who could blame her? :-)

Sue Byron said...

What the heck, just give her Cheerios next time. They also melt in the mouth, and Lord knows they have to taste better than that newfangled stuff! Love these pics!

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