This week’s Living Arrows shot is of Little M in her high chair. If you follow me over on Instagram, you’ll have seen that this is a common theme in my feed as I have been documenting Little M’s weaning journey there. Someone commented last night about how much they adore seeing these photographs of M in at the table, and how lovely it will be to see them as a collection to show how she’s grown. I thought this was a beautiful idea and I loved receiving that comment as it reassured me that I’m not boring my followers with the same types of photo all the time!
The only downside is that we’re planning to have a bit of a switch around in our kitchen/dining area to make more of a living space for when I start work and my parents are looking after M, so she may not have that beautiful blue wall behind her for much longer! (The others are ivory, so nothing dreadful but it may spoil the continuity!)
With regard to weaning, I’m so proud of Little M and how she’s getting on with it. This week she’s really shown her personality and often refused to accept anything from a spoon, preferring to feed herself. We got through a lot of spoons on Friday morning as I had to sneak in spoonfuls of yoghurt and pear compote while she ‘fed’ herself! She loves banana pancake though, which you can see her getting stuck into in this photograph. It’s just one beaten egg and half a mashed banana, cooked for a few minutes on each side (obviously making sure that the egg is thoroughly cooked).
I love her expression in this photograph as I think it shows the concentration that our little ones have to put into learning to eat. It must be exhausting for them! It’s been really interesting watching her hand-mouth co-ordination develop, as well as her fine motor skills for picking up the food (and even managing to keep hold of it while chewing; no mean feat it would appear!). Not to mention her reaction to the different tastes and textures. Now I just need to keep finding new ideas for finger foods that she’ll love!