Friday, August 14, 2009

It All Started With a Twice-Baked Potato

Colin has been a reluctant eater -- until he ate a whole twice-baked potato at his Grandma's house last weekend.

For about two months now, I have been trying to coax him into opening his lips to try just a little bit of food. No matter what the offering, he made faces like this. He flatly rejected every food I served. He is seven-and-a-half months-old now. I was starting to get worried.

My, how things have changed in only one week.

In the past few days, he has enjoyed quinoa, oatmeal, avocado, banana, zucchini, sweet potato, cheese, Cheerios and yogurt. We've gone from zero meals a day to three full meals.

With his chubby thighs and ample jowls, Colin has always looked like a baby who loved his food.

Now, it finally seems like he has the appetite to match.


Megan Murray said...

That picture is adorable!

Bethany said...

Agree with Megan -- adorable picture! Perhaps Colin saw Emma eating her cake and realized that he had a lot of catching up to do! :) Yay for a family of good eaters!

2KoP said...

I had a boy who didn't eat for a long time — mostly related to his prematurity. But there were three things I could always count on: raw red peppers, chocolate cake and spicy Thai peanut noodles. Go figure. Congrats on getting him aboard the food train.

Meghan Murray said...


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melanie said...

i can imagine what a relief it is for him to finally start eating. (i also liked your life-giver post--compliments like those from my husband are what keep me going in the daily grind...)