That is the question posing Ada Louise 3-4 times a day...and the answer is usually, not to eat. Ada hates eating. We went through a great streak of her eating normally, but now she refuses 98% of the things we give her...her diet mainly consists of Cheerios, eggs (scrambled or hard-boiled), and frozen peas and carrots.
She used to love to eat the Happy Baby Organics puree packets....she just squeezes all the contents out or throws them on the ground now....I am happy to finish them, especially when she has a mango packet that she is more than willing to hand over. She is more concerned about feeding our poor, starving, skinny dogs (insert photo of 1 almost 20 lb. Pug and 1 19 lb. Dachshund....skinny and starving they are not!), than feeding herself. It is really a stressful and will-breaking struggle. No matter what we do or what we feed her...she will not eat. I should say, she does nibble, and occasionally she will eat half of each thing she is given (woo hoo for the black bean, avocado, cheese quesadilla!), but for the most part her breakfast, lunches and dinners looked pretty much untouched. I was worried about the lack of vitamins in her diet, so I bought a liquid multivitamin to add to her water...that, also, did not go over too well. She took one taste, made a face, and politely declined.
Has anyone else had these issues with their little one? Since moving here in August, she has steadily teethed her way into December and sprouted 6 teeth....should I assume this is teething and that more teeth are on the way? Being a person who loves to cook elaborate and exotic meals...her resistance to normal, non-Cheerio food is so disconcerting!
Here are some pictures of our latest idea...moving her from the high chair to a booster seat...exciting to Ada at first, but SUPER messy for mommy and daddy....time to buy a stick-on placemat and a splash mat!
Here are some gratuitous fat dog pics...just for good measure.