henry eats food

Henry is still breastfed. Henry is a big baby. Henry eats a lot.


When he turned 6 months old, I thought I’d like a nice break from nursing him 12-16 times a day [yes, really] and give him some food. We skipped the cereal, and I had grand plans to feed him homemade baby food or let him feed himself [baby led weaning, which I think is an odd name since he’s not weaning, yet, but anyway …] – then I passed by the baby food aisle at the grocery store and laziness won over.


I think BLW is great. I think making your own food is great. I did both with Emma and Lucy, and I will be letting Henry feed himself some of what we’re eating very soon. But I fully admit that I took the lazy way out this time around. Third kid syndrome is alive and well!



Also, Ken enjoys finally getting to take part in his feedings since I exclusively breastfed until now.


[yay, boogers!]



The moral of this story is: don’t feed your kids prunes twice in one day unless you are ready to reap the consequences in the 5am diaper.

10 Comment

  1. Jen says:

    ha! He looks so HAPPY chomping on that spoon. Yay food!

  2. keli, he keeps getting cuter and cuter! love the shape of his eyes. and prunes twice in one day? what were you thinking mama? ha!

  3. Rachel says:

    If Ken fed him the prunes, Ken should change the 5am diaper! I also love the open mouthed daddy – I’m always getting laughed at for doing that!

  4. Erin says:

    He’s getting so big!

  5. tori gillit says:

    This is hilarious. annnnnnnnd adorable. even his boogers are adorable.

  6. Jess says:

    I knew those were prunes! Joce loved prunes :) A little TOO much!

  7. Jeanne says:

    Prunes! Ha! Did not see that story twist coming!

  8. This made me BURST out laughing.
    I want a baby to feed.

  9. Olivia says:

    I was planning on going with baby led weaning and skipping purees, too, but then I had a baby who yells at us if we are eating and he isn’t getting any. This started when he was 7 months old. So, if we are eating something he can’t have yet, out comes the baby food. He has yet to turn anything down from squash, to peas, to tuna fish…so different from my daughter.

  10. Kate says:

    Keli, has anyone ever told you that he is GORGEOUS? No? He is GORGEOUS!

    Congrats on all the “stuff.” Xoxo

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