Saturday, August 18, 2007


Today we went to a Chinese buffet. It seems like every Chinese buffet (at least in the greater Idaho area) has a plentiful stock of jello, cottage cheese, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Didn't you know those are the staples of a Chinese diet?

So I got a plate with one jiggly square of bright red jello, a small serving of mashed potatoes with thick gravy, and a tiny scoop of cottage cheese. All of this with the expectation that Ali would reject it with a tight lipped shake of her stubborn head.

But she opened wide for the spoon with a miniscule amount of melt-in-your-mouth jello. And then swallowed it! Sweet success!

She also gobbled up the cottage cheese, but spit out the mashed potatoes.

7 squares of jello, and two large scoops of cottage cheese later, she was finally satisfied. I know jello is not the most nutritionally sound food to feed to my seven month old, but at this point if she would eat a Krispy Kreme, I'd gladly oblige. (As long as she got her own, I don't share Krispy's, even with cute babies). She is getting skinnier by the day because she is so darn busy. She is beginning to cruise along the furniture, although she is still unsteady. She is also quite the food snob. Even her baby food has to be the exact right temperature and texture or else she chucks it at me. At most she will eat about an 1/8 of a 1/4 of a jar. So her jello and cottage cheese binge is perfectly timed.


Corey~living and loving said...

It makes me so nervous when children don't eat. Is she losing weight? goodness....
Good thing for Jello! :) now make some using 100% juice instead of water to give her some vitamins and calories. :)

Jules said...

Good tip Corey! Thanks!

She's not losing weight, but she's stayed at the same for quite awhile. She dropped from the 50th percentile to the 25th, so it's not like she is emaciated or anything. The dr wants her to eat more, but I'm sure she's fine. I like my babies plump and squishy though!

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

How weird that those items were on the Chinese Buffet! J is a food snob too. Her milk has to be warmed for exactly 40 seconds. 30 is too cold and 50 is too hot! And it took the LONGEST time for her to eat anything with any texture. Finally she's started. But, she's really picky. Add to that a sensitive gag reflex and eating isn't much fun in our house.

Jules said...

How funny Lori. This is so much different than Chloe, who gobbled up everything in sight, edible or not! She really ate everything she could get her little hands on!

Ali's gag reflex is sensitive too. What weird girls!!!

Keara @ Now I Know... said...

Awww! Funny girl! I wanna see some pictures!

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