Big Boy Food

Joaquin is now a year old! Still having a hard time wrapping my mom brain around that lol But it became pretty clear that I needed to start feeding him accordingly. I could tell he was getting tired of pears every morning so I knew I needed to switch things up. The problem was what? We haven’t had the best experience with apples and he definitely has some digestive issues…for a minute I even considered buying him already made food because I just wasn’t sure what to feed him! Alex and I took a trip to the Co-Op at the Village to check out their produce and I meandered over to their baby food section, prepared to convince Alex that we needed to just buy some. After I Read More

Baby Poo Drama

The last few weeks have been the kind of crazy only a Mom (and especially a new mom) can understand! *Caution…if you don’t want to read about baby poop please stop now!   So a few weeks ago Joaquin was a little constipated, it’s happened before and it’s tough, really tough to see your little baby try so hard to squeeze out his poop and nothing to show for it. But before I get started let’s rewind to months ago when he first had the problem: my mom and Alex’s mom both told us to put a little corn syrup in his bottle and he’d be good to go, so I did and  it worked! So since then I had been putting a 1/2 tsp  in Read More

Baby Food Makin’ Carrots Edition

Carrots weren’t planned. I had to buy carrots for a recipe and had a few left over and I thought “why not?”, it’s not that carrots aren’t healthy but they just weren’t “fun”. I wanted to do pears, sweet potatoes…but it happened, I made carrots and my little man loves them. So far I think his preference is 1. Zucchini 2. Carrots 3. Applesauce. I’ve kept applesauce as his 1st solid food feeding of the day so maybe he’s just tired of them and is excited to try something new, I’m not sure but man oh man do I get some smiles when he’s eating zucchini and now that we’ve thrown carrots in it’s almost as if he’s yelling at me during his feeding because Read More

Baby Food Makin’ Zucchini

Zucchini was the second food I wanted to introduce to Joaquin, not only because it’s a healthy veggie for baby but my parents always grow so much in their garden and we always have too much sitting around going to waste.     The first batch of zucchini I made was not the best! Two things I did wrong: 1. I peeled the zucchini – don’t do that, you lose so many nutrients and once it’s steamed it purees so well that you don’t have to worry about baby eating any peel 2. I added water. If you are following a recipe and it calls for adding water I strongly suggest you try blending the zucchini on it’s own and adding water later if you want Read More

Baby Food Makin’

I put it off for as long as I could. I ignored my husbands requests repeatedly. But finally, I gave in, I made Joaquin his first solid food. Why did I wait so long? Why was I so against solids? Well the answer is very simple. I don’t want to rush my baby growing up. I know I know, eating solids doesn’t mean he’s asking for the keys to the car but still, I just want to keep him a baby for as long as possible. We’re here though, I gave in and I’m so glad I did. I knew mid pregnancy that I wanted to do my best to make all of Joaquin’s foods I just didn’t realize how easy it would be. Now Read More