Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Avocado Exorcist

When I was pregnant Derrick and I had all these ideas about how everything was going to go down. Neely was going to sleep in our room in a crib for the first four weeks and then she was going to move into the nursery and sleep in her crib in there. Yeah right. Neely Jo has probably spent a total of 25 minutes in both cribs combined. She wakes up every single time we try to sneak her into a crib. If we are lucky, we might be able to put her in the swing. For the most part she sleeps in the middle of the bed. Totally not the way I had thought it was going to happen. I had also planned on breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months. Well, I have to go out of town in a couple of weeks and I have no idea how in the hee-haw I am going to get enough to feed the little bug. We decided to go ahead and start her on food two weeks early which was today. We are trying to skip rice cereal all together and opted for avocados. In my mind I pictured Miss Neely Jo loving it. Gulping it down. Everybody says they just eat a little in the beginning but I figured she would be more like a pig on slop. I was thinking my baby girl was going to be an overachiever with the food seeing how she is my daughter, and Mama loves to eat.

Imagine the scene from the Exorcist. You know, green mess flying all over. That was us. She liked it at first but round two was a whole different story. It was so bad we stopped taking pictures so we could capture some of it on video. We did get a couple of good ones before she started flailing around. And of course the dogs were extremely interested...


  1. the second picture of neely baby is THE picture you have to show her future boyfriends (you know when she's 40 and is allowed to start dating :) )

  2. Heehee! So cute! I've seen pictures of myself covered in food before (and my bf has seen them...eek!)

    Adorable : )