Mateo will be 6 months in 2 days! A day after I turn 24. :) I'm so excited and happy that this is my first birthday as a mama and I get to celebrate it at such a good time in my life. I gotta embrace these good moments. Next week, Kai will be gone for work. Again. Just one more week left of his ITCO tour and after that, he's all mine. Hopefully? I don't know. He randomly has shows every month, so when he's home, we really enjoy that time together as a family. Seattle has the best weather for staying in and not doing anything. Unless you're like me and can't stay still (I mean I can, but I just have those days where I NEED to do something), so you make those Target runs for no reason. Actually, there's always a reason to go to Target. I also go to PCC. To be honest, I'm waiting for warmer weather, but this weather is still good.
Ok, so this post is going to be about the baby food maker I bought. But let's rewind to last month when Mateo started a big appetite. When we were in Michigan, I was constantly feeding him because he wasn't full. Like all night long. I'm sure it was growth spurt because he's going through that right now, but the doctor wasn't kidding about starting solids at 4 months. I felt like that was way too young. Mateo wasn't even sitting up yet, so I was going to wait until we got back from Michigan. I bought him those organic baby food pouches. He loved them! He still does actually. I bring a pouch whenever we leave just in case he gets really hungry. I think he tried every single kind of pouch that Plum Organics made. I didn't want to buy him those forever and I knew I wanted to make my own baby food, so I started researching. I know a friend of mine recommended the baby bullet, but I wanted something that was a little more helpful. I started looking online and my friend Astaire showed me Baby Brezza's Instagram. A baby food maker that steams and blends all in one? What. How convenient. In 20 minutes or less? Yeah, I'll get it. Before I bought it though (I can be an impulsive shopper), I wanted to make sure I was going to use it. For real use it and not waste money. I asked Kai if it was a good idea. He said yes. I asked my mom. I asked myself. I just wanted to make sure I would have enough time to buy fruits and veggies and didn't get lazy after the 3rd use.
I got it in the mail a few days ago and as always, I was overwhelmed. I'm a perfectionist, so I wanted the first use to go perfectly. I mean it did. I made pears, but something about unboxing a machine that could potentially blow up (I know... Blow up? Yeah, I'm extra), I asked Kai for help. He's good a reading directions. I am too, but I don't take my time. It seemed really easy to use, so I started chopping up the pears, peeling them first obviously. I made sure I cleaned the parts before use. I got the jars ready. It steamed and blended the pears for exactly 20 minutes. Those 20 minutes flew by because Kai and I were trying to put Mateo to sleep.
I think I'm gonna stick to pears and apples for a little while. I know Mateo likes sweet potatoes and butternut squash a lot! So I definitely wanna try different veggies next time. Preferably broccoli and zucchini. I hope he likes zucchini as much as I do. Speaking of vegetables, I made chicken gnocchi soup the past two days. Huge pots of it. So yum!!! The second time around, I added extra spinach and carrot to make the soup thicker. Next time, I wanna make tomato soup. With some grilled cheese sandwiches. That's a good fall meal and it's basically Spring here, but whatever. Can't wait to show you guys more baby food!