Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Avocado, Take 1

Blaise woke me up this morning at 4:50 AM. Most of the time this is a quick diaper-change-and-cuddle event and then she's back to sleep. Not today. I'd say I at least enjoyed the sunrise, but you can't really see the sunrise from our apartment. There's a building in the way. Instead, I enjoyed some coffee.

We seem to have officially decided that the culprit for the blood was the multivitamin. It turns out that the insurance won't cover vitamins, but the new one is less expensive than the one we were buying before, so it's not that big a deal. Having absolved solid food of any responsibility for blood, we were cleared to start introducing new solids again.

Today we tried avocado. We're working alphabetically through the fruits (started with apple; banana will be next; apparently skipping apricot). First I let Blaise sort of suck on a chunk of avocado while I held it, but she kept grimacing. I thought she might not like that approach to eating, so I mashed some up and gave it to her on a spoon. She took two tiny bites, grimacing at both, and then gagged and vomited. Not just spit up, actual vomit, which she almost never does. Fearing that I had somehow induced an instant oral aversion, I cleaned her up and then tentatively tried some rice cereal. She scarfed that down as usual. I guess she just doesn't like avocado. We'll try again with it in a little while, but maybe it's time for banana.

4 comments:

Jarasa said...

Siri recommends Blaise give the avocado another chance in the near future -- she remembers being not so sure the very first time she tried it, and then growing to love it quite quickly. She also recommends banana, which she also considers to be tasty and delicious, as well as another fun texture to squish between one's fingers (and in one's hair, and all over one's face...).

Which reminds me, best to have a wet washcloth handy as you embark on the alphabet of solid foods...

Stephanie said...

I didn't like avocado until last year. Some things take time.

Kathie said...

I don't appreciate avocado either, Blaise...plain that is. Ask your mom for some guacamole. It's really quite tasty.

On the other hand, perhaps you should wait for the letter G for that.

Meg said...

well, at least Blaise isn't shy about making her opinions known! give it another chance, Blaise...i promise, avocado definitely grows on you. meanwhile, have fun with banana!