Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What goes in must come out

My lovely little child is quickly moving up the baby food chain and is now a regular finger food eater. As demonstrated in the earlier video, she is quite proficient with corn. She is also a big fan of carrots, beets, soy beans, and basically everything else I put in front of her. And though I am super proud of her new found hand to mouth coordination and those few minutes I can do the dishes while she snacks, I am sure getting sick of seeing it all come out whole on the other end.


Seriously, can she really be getting anything out of the corn if I am graced by the presence of every kernel later that evening? And, though this mental picture may be too disturbing for those weak stomachs out there (it almost did Jon in), a little warning for moms. Beets + baby digestive system = worm poo diaper. Grossest looking thing I have ever seen. I do usually like to illustrate my points with pictures, but I'll save you the horror. (No I didn't take a picture of it. I'm a pretty crazy first mom, but I'm not that crazy.)


On the plus side, it is nice to have a child that is truly willing to eat anything. Jon and I went over to Sam and Kyle's the other day and brought over some Thai food. It's a place we have gone before but for some reason this time their curry was really spicy. Scarlet is always wanting to sample whatever we are eating so Jon gave her a small bite of the curry (against my advising). Sure enough, she wanted more so he gave her a large bite of curry. Instantly her entire face turned bright red and her eyes got really big. I was just waiting for her to explode into tears. Instead, she opened her mouth for more. Crazy kid...

8 comments:

Samantha & Tyrel Ross said...

Hey I had the same question about corn too, but I just learned they do get the nutrition. What you see in the diaper is just the shell. The stomach can't break down the outer shell, but can the inside!!! Just a little tid-bit!!

Samantha & Tyrel Ross said...

Are you trying to tell me that my highly scientific heritage meter is not 100% accurate?!! How shocking!!! I am devistated!! lol!! It's still fun!! I am glad you caught my sarcasim in my post about my scientific discovery, you know me too well!!

Cassidy said...

Yeah Carter is the same when it comes to spicy food. You'd think things, like taco sauce, salsa, etc. would be too spicy for him, it most definetly is for me, but nope. He loves it. He has the flu, won't eat almost anything, but he still took a bite of Bo's pepper jack cheese. Kids are interesting. By the way, have you tried green beans? THose are Carter's favorite.

Lindsay said...

I can't believe she ate the Thai food and wanted more. That's awesome. I would love to have just one child who wasn't completely picky.

Kimmy said...

Seriously, I thought Elsie was a pretty good eater, but Scarlet is the champ. That's great!!

(by they way, Elsie has those same pj's...I love them because they're so soft.)

Peggy Dee said...

Like mother, like daughter - Kacey was the only toddler I knew that loved meat - any kind!

Katie said...

Kacey! I found your blog randomly, and I'm so glad I did. I can't belive how big your little gal is getting. She's adorable =-)

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