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Baby meets the big wide world of food

Little Layton is 6 months old! karas camera 526

I just can’t believe how fast time is passing. I don’t know if it’s my age or that I realize she is my last baby, but I am really soaking in everything she is doing. Paying close attention to her new accomplishments each and everyday. Maybe it’s because being my 4th I know it’s going to go by so quickly I don’t want to miss a beat.
We have moved, yet again, and are now settled for the most part. School is in session and the girls and I are adjusting to life with out the boys all day long.
It is recommended that between the ages 4 and 6 months babies should start baby food. Layton is on an elemental formula and to be honest I was am scared to introduce food to her. My fear is that she’s going to have an allergic reaction, then down the road we will discover she has EoE. I hate that she will face those her whole life. A small part of me prays that even though she’s not able to tolerate regular formula just maybe she’ll escape the world of allergies that consumes my family.
Since moving we are able to return to a previous GI doctor that we had in the past. I’m very happy about this. Layton has her first appointment with this GI doctor in October. She has her first allergist appointment in November. Prior to those appointments we want to have foods started to see where Layton’s path will seem to be going. So we started Layton on baby rice cereal. I mixed it with her neocate infant formula and we went at it. Being that this was her first exposure to rice I knew the chances of her having a reaction were smaller.

I was still very nervous.

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I had also forgotten how long of a process it is to feed a baby for the first time. karas camera 570karas camera 567Of course she loved it and was so happy with the whole situation. karas camera 568

That’s how Layton’s personality is. karas camera 577

She’s ALWAYS happy. We made it through the entire tablespoon of cereal and no signs of anything being rejected. About 10 minutes after eating Layton coughed. Then she coughed again. With out looking at each other Nathan and I stopped what we were doing and just stood there looking at her, waiting. She coughed a few more times and I told her to stop it. Not that she understood me, just because I didn’t want this to turn bad. Luckily it turned out to be just a cough. So we’ll try more cereal today and pray that the second exposure doesn’t turn up any sort of reaction.
We’ll feed her plain cereal for 2 weeks then move onto something else. I’m not sure what route I’ll take on the baby food. It’s going to be a long nerve-wracking road.

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September 8, 2014 - Posted by | Layton's food exploration, LIVING | ,

2 Comments »

  1. I pray for your family every night. Praying for a cure. Such a lovely family. Thanks for sharing and glad you are settled. Love, Dianna

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    Comment by diannavande@yahoo.com | September 8, 2014 | Reply

  2. Thank you Kara. 🙂 She is beautiful! I know how hard it is not to look ahead…just try to enjoy one day at a time. Missing you and the kids!!

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    Comment by Tracy | September 8, 2014 | Reply


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