Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"I Got This, Momma!"

That's what I believe Isabella is telling me when she is eating her meals now.

She will clamp her mouth shut if I try to give her a bite of anything.

The other morning I made her some oatmeal with raisins.

Instead of being greeted with a baby who was eager to gobble up oatmeal, I was greeted with:

Clamped jaw.

Shaking head furiously back and forth as if telling me, "I got this, Momma!"

Shrieks of anger that I would even think of feeding her.


Last time I checked she enjoyed eating....


Same story, different food.

This time it was her baby yogurt.

Momma was NOT to feed her a bite.

Nada. Zip. Zelch.


Oatmeal with cinnamon.

And again Momma was not to feed her anything.


That was a picture of her dumping her oatmeal on anything that was around her. (Silly me! Like you couldn't tell that!)

And for the record? She still smells like cinnamon oatmeal.


Patrice said...

aww! well at least she looks cute while being stubborn and messy! haha

Mamasphere said...

I remember that stage. Oh, the messes! But it was the only way to get any food down. The picture is adorable- look at that satisfied smile on her face!

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

well, how else is she going to learn! lol I remember this happening with the little guy i nannied for before the fam i'm with now :) the memories are so much fun to make aren't they?

amanda said...

uhm so i was just thinking...maybe beans and bella could eat together from now on?

you know so we only have one messy kitchen?

we can take turns?

my house tomorrow :)

The Nice One said...

Oh my gosh...what a mess! I certainly don't miss that stage in their development! What a smile!

Guess what I made for dessert last night? (and have eaten all day today) MmmHmm. Lemon Bars.

Allison R said...

She looks so proud of herself. I remember those days. They just keep getting more and more independent!

Too adorable.

Clare said...

oh, so cute!!! bradley totally went through that stage, and still does!! hard, but fun:)

Jenny said...

Oh..My! What a mess! Looks like she had fun smearing the oatmeal all over the place.
The look on her face is priceless too!

Krystyn said...

Isn't it fun when they start to exercise their right to express their opinion?

At least she is cute!!!

BookMomma said...

I remember this time! Just hang in there, it's messy but as long as she is eating and enjoying it she might be more likely to keep going that way... the two's and three's are just one big fat food struggle (for me) and I wish I had let mine enjoy their food a bit more when they were learning!

Great photo. One for the blackmail files!

Shannon said...

O.M.G. that's nuts!!! I just started Leah on rice cereal a couple weeks ago, and it's getting messier every day. I don't think she'll be my neat and tidy eater by any means. That picture is adorable though - why are they so cute when so messy????!!!

Kelli said...

hahaha! She sure is proud of herself isn't she? :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Mmmmmm... I love the smell of cinnamon oatmeal! :) I love it when babies start to show some independence - they are hilarious.

When they are two and doing this... NOT SO CUTE! :)


Becks said...

Ok Sophia and Isabella are reading the same "What to do as a baby girl" book!! Sophia is doing the exact same thing! It is frustrating for me actually because most of the food does not make it in her mouth just on the floor, her, the non plastic seat (my bad shoice in highchair) It makes life a bit more dificult!! Alas they are growing up, sniff sniff!!