Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Progress (and lack thereof)

Her choice of reading material is interesting -- it's the textbook from a weight training class I took at BYU. Wrong kind of training, kid.

Yep, we've got a toiler reader. Not a toiler goer, yet, though. We have to bribe her with M&M's just to get her to sit on it, which is only once a day now.

She sleeps in a "bigur bed" (big girl bed). We put her crib mattress on the floor for now. We're waiting for our neighbor to get back from vacation so we can borrow his truck to get her a real bed. He just doesn't know it yet.

Ivy doesn't get excited about food. It breaks my heart. I've tried giving her 4-5 different things and changing up the texture, but her reaction remains the same -- scrunched nose, awkward tongue movements, spitting, and sometimes shivers. She LOVES to suck on big pieces of carrot, though. (And cantaloupe and apple, if I hold them for her) So. . . I got to thinking. If she likes sucking on big, cold things instead of eating warm mush, maybe she'd like eating her pureed food in frozen chunks.

I broke off some pieces of butternut squash puree that was in the freezer and fed it to her in pea-sized chunks. While I didn't get the kicking, excited reaction I always got from Sophie, she at least didn't scrunch up her nose. She even opened her mouth and reached for it. We have a long way to go, I think. I really hope I'm not nursing this time next year. Seriously, where did this child come from? She is the polar opposite of Sophie in every way. (Except for her size.)

By the way, if anyone is interested in making their own baby food (it's not that hard), is an excellent resource.


Jones Town said...

Ryan does the scrunched nose, awkward tongue and tiny shiver too. None of my other kids did that. Garrett would eat anything. Hannah would gag loudly. We have just kept at it with the food. We have good days and bad. He does like mashed potatoes pretty well, though.
About potty training. Hannah was
2 1/2 before she decided she wanted to do it. We had been working for a LONG time but she just didn't care. She likes bubble gum so that was her prize. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Have you thought about making little juice pops for her that have good stuff in them? Just an idea that came to mind, if she likes frozen things...

Kathryn said...

good luck with both of those! Dang, potty training is starting to scare me! I don't think Josie gets it yet. She's sat on her potty, but doesn't understand what she is supposed to do yet.