Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Cheerios Mastered

After a good three month battle over baby food things are finally starting to look up. Holland has mastered the art of Cheerios. I can put a handful on the tray and she will pick them up herself and eat them. She loves it and it will keep her attention for quite a long time. Eden is also beginning to demonstrate a love of Cheerios. She can't quite feed them to herself yet, but gets excited and opens her mouth for me to pop them in. As far as baby food goes, Daddy discovered the secret weapon...Zwieback Toast. Both girls love it so we use it to get them to open their mouths, then sneak the food in. They don't complain at all, maybe they even enjoy it. Eden has actually been eating better than Holland over the past couple of days without gagging on every bite! This breakthrough came just in the nick of time. I was really beginning to feel like I was going to have a breakdown trying to get them to eat. I gotta say that Feeding Baby Food comes in a close second to Severe Sleep Deprivation in the worst things about having babies/twins race. At least I knew well enough to dread the sleep deprivation. I thought feeding might be fun...silly me.

10 comments:

Kendra Lynn said...

Oh I'm so glad you are getting them to eat! I totally remember all that stress with Meredith.
NEVER had a problem with Kelsey, but Merry was a handful.
I couldn't get her to eat for ANYTHING most of the time.
Thankfully she outgrew that...and it looks like yours are heading that route as well.
They are precious.
Love you.

Anonymous said...

Green beans... Yummy!!! It does get to be fun, like EVERYTHING else it just takes awhile:)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear the girls are starting to give mom & dad a break with the eating ritual. They look absolutely adorable in the pics!! I can't believe they like the Cheerios better than they did their birthday cake, (Billie you and I are going to have to teach them the importance of sweets!). I hope are enjoying the nice weather, I know how they love being outside. Love U All! Liz

Anonymous said...

Maybe they got the hint that eating was WAY FUN from their big buddy Aidan and his pregnant mommy. We sure do like to eat! We love you all and CAN'T WAIT to see you again. Much Love, Jess

Anonymous said...

No sleep and feeding times are easy compared to the TEENAGE years! The girls' pictures brought back so many memories of my sons and their messy faces. I miss those days. You are John are doing a great job with your girls. Be proud of yourselves. God bless you. Connie Wilhoite

pattiroberts said...

To tell you the truth, feeding babies has never been a favorite of mine, either! I'm not sure why I'm so impatient about it, but I didn't even enjoy feeding my grandchildren. Now that's pretty bad!
Glad to hear your girls are now enjoying Cheerios. I wonder if General Mills understands just how important their product is? There must be several millions of babies that have been just as excited to eat "big-girl" food as yours.
God bless you all. We think of you often.

kenya said...

oh, look at them!!! such big girls now, truly! i cant wait till my wee one gets to that age... i think i do really enjoy feeding her, especially since it seems that she doesnt eat enough. i love the chance to shovel it in!! (haha!)

TBG said...

They are getting so big. Atleast feeding is becoming a little easier.

Anonymous said...

YOU GO GIRLS! But ask mommy for something really good, like ice cream or cookies!!! hehehe!
Love, Mamma Jules

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