I am pleased to announce that my daughter made it through 3 meals and 3 snacks today without having one single bite of macaroni and cheese. This is the first day that has happened in...um...I don't remember.
Looking back I don't know where it all went wrong. She started out with cereal and then I did veggies and she LOVED her carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, and the green veggies were OK, but not her favorite then we did fruits...and she didn't meet one she didn't love and then we added in some proteins and at some point she stopped eating the veggies and soon she stopped eating fruits! Seriously. What baby doesn't like sweet fruits? Mine didn't. All I could get her to eat was yogurt, mac n cheese and sometimes grilled cheese sandwiches. I tried EVERYTHING. Sneaking squash in with the macaroni...nope. One week she would eat chicken soup so I tried to sneak veggies in there...nope. The best trick was to hide sweet pototoes, squash, or fruits behind plain yogurt and I'd get about 10 bites in her that way. There is no force-feeding this baby. She will refuse food and go hungry before eating something she doesn't want. I have seen her only eat some cheerios and yogurt for breakfast and one or two bites of stuff for an entire day. Of course she always knew she was going to get milk so that was enough for her.
A few days ago Chris fed her sweet potatoes because he was determined for her to not eat macaroni and it worked! For the past 3-4 days she has been eating well, all kinds of fruit and veggies and proteins! I don't know what clicked, but I was so sick of wasting food and she wore more of it than she ate. Have you ever seen a baby grab mushed food out of their mouths? Not pretty . I just hope this keeps up.
I guess this just proves that it's the small victories in life.