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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today and every day I’m thankful for Kenji’s love and support, our families, great friends, and our wonderful baby girl.

We celebrated the holiday today with Kenji’s family, at his sister’s house. Audrey had fun with her cousins Claire and Henry, and she seemed to enjoy her first Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

She looked so cute in the dress made by auntie Jess and her (too big) tights.

I hope everyone had a great day with family and friends!

Peas, please (or maybe not)

On Sunday we gave Audrey her first taste of a veggie — green peas!

We’d had her on two daily meals of oatmeal for a few weeks, so the pediatrician said we could begin introducing vegetable purees, then fruits. I followed the recipe from Cooking Light First Foods, which my parents gave us for Christmas, though I also referred to Cooking for Baby. It was really easy to make: a few minutes of steaming (I used frozen peas) and then a quick buzz through the food processor, adding the cooking liquid until it was a bit runny. I didn’t strain it and that didn’t seem to be an issue. The puree came out a nice bright green and I thought it tasted pretty good. I froze a batch in a covered ice cube tray and kept the rest in the fridge for her to eat over the next few days.

So what was Audrey’s verdict? This photo sums it up.

She was mostly surprised at the new taste/texture and wasn’t sure what to make of it (she had a similar reaction when she first tried the oatmeal), but that morphed into distaste. (It’s no breast milk!)

Although Audrey did finish her dinner on Sunday and ate pretty well yesterday, she seems to be “over” peas. She spit them out this morning. And with each meal, more has probably ended up on her chin (check out her “pea goatee” below), hands, and bib than in her mouth. But hey, that’s what makes eating fun, right?

Stay tuned for her next veggie tasting later this week: butternut squash.