I’m bursting with excitement tonight!
I know I’ve been posting a lot about Dylan’s eating lately, and I promise I’ll chill out with it soon, but I just have to share my good news. Tonight, I made Dylan a batch of The Pioneer Woman’s Broccoli and Cheese Soup and he literally SLURPED it up. Check out this video:
I wish I had taken pictures of the cooking process, but I didn’t think of it until I was halfway through. I did get a shot of the finished product in the pan, though. I halved the recipe because I didn’t know if he would like it:
I NEED to cook for him more because it usually pays off (though never this well!). I made it my New Year’s resolution to make more motherly meals for Dylan (and to freeze the leftovers so that I always have wholesome food on hand). I’ve done okay. Since the New Year I’ve made him:
- Vegetable Risotto
- Vegetarian Chili
- Stuffed Shells with Homemade Sauce
- Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Actually, now that I type that list up I’m pretty disappointed with myself. Only 4 things!? I need to step up my game!
In my defense (stop yelling at me!), those are only the time-intensive things I’ve made him. I do serve him real food on a regular basis but it’s more like a mashed sweet potato and beans, egg salad, oatmeal…quick things like that.
Off topic, but I also made a bunch of roasted veggies for myself tonight. This is before cooking:
That’s broccoli, carrots and onions with just olive oil, salt and pepper and acorn squash rubbed with coconut butter, salt and pepper. I’ve been eating a lot of roasted veggies lately. I have a bit of a squash addiction too. Hold on, I’m going to go take a picture of all the ones I have on my counter right now as proof.
Done. Here you go:
Love me some gourds. (Jay hates when I say “gourds”…so I say it a lot.)
Anyway, things are looking up with Dylan’s eating and it’s not just the soup. I haven’t shared this yet, but in the past week Dylan has also started eating bacon. He ate it one night when Jay was feeding him and has had it every day since. Here’s a pic from a few days ago when we were at a restaurant. Don’t let all the food on his plate fool you, he was only eating the bacon. (Wish I had thought to get a shot of it in his mouth, but you get the idea.)
He also ate a lemon…
because he’s weird.
On top of all that, he’s been eating hunks of bananas for snacks instead of just smooshing them between his fingers like he used to do. And earlier today he took a bite of my celery. I honestly feel like we are turning a corner with his eating. And all of this is on the heels on a recent Well Baby visit with his pediatrician where she questioned if he might have an EATING DISORDER and suggested we get him evaluated by a specialist. Jay and I both felt she was being ridiculous and now we have proof that things are turning around. Sometimes doctors are such…alarmists.
So now you know why I am so excited! I don’t know what to credit for these changes. Maybe its because we are nursing less but I really think its just that he’s getting bigger, older and generally developing more of an interest in food. Whatever the cause, I’m just relieved that it’s happening.
(knock on wood)