it’s so interesting to see how ellie’s timeline spans out compared to olive. olive preferred sleeping through night vs. nursing | ellie loves to wake up multiple times a night to eat. ellie doesn’t like sitting | olive loved sitting as early as five months! olive showed early interest in food at five months | ellie started to show interest around six months.
they are two completely different babes but it totally intrigues me to see their growth paths. i am amazed at their limited similarities and a lot of differences.
anyhoo, ellie was ready for a couple weeks but we were delaying it a bit due to personal reasons…finding the right time because it was a special moment. yes, i wanted hc to be home when we this happened and wanted to make sure we captured everything. i treat ellie’s first like olive’s firsts because all their moments are so important to me!
just like olive, we fed ellie bananas and breast milk. i smashed a bag of frozen breast milk and took the pieces and melted it in a small container, then i sliced an inch of a banana and mushed it with the breast milk until it was a puree.
ellie was not interested in it at first. she is still learning how to ‘eat’ it. how to take it off the spoon and swallow it but i think for her first time eating, she did very well! she almost finished a tablespoon of food! it was so much fun to feed her and she did so well!
i was so excited to start this new chapter/journey with her! we’re so excited to feed her different foods and see how she takes to everything. hc loves to make her baby food so we just pull different recipes from the book we had with olive and freeze it. it’s so easy, pure, and good!
be prepared! it’s picture overload!
[i love her]
[big girl in her high chair]
[here we go!]
[dada’s turn to feed ellie belly]
[she loves the camera]