25 July 2007

Avocado

Yes, I know, I said I would try to blog about something other than my kids. Sorry. Just want to log that this morning at breakfast we offered Rafi and Rita each a wedge of avocado (1/8 of the fruit, sliced lengthwise). Rafi made an attempt at getting it toward his mouth, smushed a little on his face, and then decided he'd rather nap instead. Rita employed the same technique she's been using for sweet potato: squish trough fingers and lick or suck off what sticks. She seemed to really like the avocado bits she managed to eat (and even sucked a few tiny bits off of my fingers - bad BLW mommy I am). She had her first gagging incident, got through it just fine, and resumed the squish-and-suck process almost immediately. After a few more minutes, though, she started fussing and whining. I'm not sure whether she was annoyed by the bib, frustrated that she couldn't get more avocado into her mouth, or just bored with the whole thing.

2 comments:

hypotheticalgirl said...

I just noticed the tag Project Gemini...do you know about Project Gemini? It's an Ethiopian organization dedicated to helping mothers of twins in impoverished Addis Ababa survive the double blessing of twins, which can be a family financial devastation there. And a woman's medical catastrophe, as well, since the risk of preterm labor and birth is so much higher with twin gestations. Anyway....

shanna said...

Had no idea...that's really cool!