Baby’s First Pillow

Our little munchkin is still sleeping in his crib for now, but as he is almost one and a half we have added a blanket and several “peeps”. “Peeps” is our term for the plethora of stuffed animals that fills his crib. His quick witted cousin coined the term for his own animals and it has stuck. Just clarifying in case you thought he was sleeping with those edible marshmallow chicks. HA!

Another one of our recent adds was a baby pillow.

My Mom handmade this pillow for our little mini cupcake, isn’t it adorable?! She makes them for each of the grandkids and they absolutely love them. She makes them small and flat, with double stitching, so they are perfect for a first pillow. She also makes the little pillowcases that go on them, this one matches our munchkin’s bedroom decor. In addition she double stitches the pillow cases, so there are no strings or threads. They are so sweet, and travel well too!

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Avocado Apathy

I love avocado. I could eat them on any and everything. I love guacamole and my family even has a secret guacamole recipe that has never gotten anything but a rave review from fellow avocado fans. However, my husband doesn’t like avocados. Determined to make sure our little sweet pea doesn’t follow the same path I decided to add avocados into his palate of baby food. Plus, knowing that he isn’t a picky eater I figured it wouldn’t be a hard sale. However, my first obstacle was that there is no jarred avocado baby food. I decided to be extra adventurous and just make avocado baby food myself. Plus, how hard could it be? Just blend avocado and some water, that’s all that’s in baby food right? That should have been my first alarm telling me to not go down this path. However, after considerable effort I managed to blend and heat some avocado. I brought it to my child with a feeling of satisfaction. He was happily banging on his highchair with his spoon. However that smile turned into a frown as soon as I gave him the first spoonful. He rolled it in his mouth with a heighten amount of suspicion that this was not his regular squash, sweet potato, or carrot mix. He then promptly spit it out with a look of “ew. gross”. I decided that it wasn’t mashed enough, so I went back to the food processor. This didn’t work either. So I decided to mix it with carrots his favorite. Not even this fooled him! Every bite he spit back out trying to eat only the carrot and not the avocado if that was possible. We finished the meal with plain carrots. Perhaps avocado apathy is genetic. Hopefully it’s a recessive gene!

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