what’s sumner eating #9: spiced pears with cranberry sauce

The last couple of weeks have been pretty quiet around here for Sumner. We’ve only had our weekly physical therapy session and bi-monthly speech therapy session. Sumner continues to make excellent progress in building up his mobility skills. We’ve started working on crawling up the stairs and creating bigger obstacle courses with the floor pillowsContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #9: spiced pears with cranberry sauce”

crockpot caramelized onions

Justin and I are typically really good about checking the grocery list before buying things, but sometimes we make happy accidents. Last week, we had “bag of onions” on the grocery list. I didn’t realize that Justin had picked up onions from the store during his trip to the pharmacy when I was placing ourContinue reading “crockpot caramelized onions”

what’s sumner eating #8: mango banana

This was an easy week for us appointment-wise with only a physical therapy appointment. Unfortunately, Sumner decided that it would be a good week to have another tooth come in on the bottom. He was a cranky boy in need of lots of cuddles. At any rate, on to Sumner’s recipe for the week. IContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #8: mango banana”

what’s sumner eating #7: beet spinach smoothie

Sumner had a really good week. We had our usual physical therapy and speech therapy appointments. It’s always nice around here when our appointments are minimal since we all do best when we stick to some semblance of a routine. Physical therapy was mostly me chasing Sumner around with a camera. He’s become hyper-mobile andContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #7: beet spinach smoothie”

what’s sumner eating #6: kiwi apple kale smoothie

It was another busy week for Sumner’s medical team. We saw his regular pediatrician for his 15 month well-baby appointment and had his third swallow study. Sumner was a real trooper through it all. The well-baby appointment went as expected. I cannot believe that our little boy is already 15 months. When grandma was hereContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #6: kiwi apple kale smoothie”

what’s sumner eating #5: berry power bowl

It was a wild week at the Smith household. Sweet baby boy had his usual physical therapy and speech therapy appointments and we met with pediatric general surgery to talk about having his hernias repaired and g-tube removed. Speech therapy went well. We mostly talked about how to move forward given a certain small personContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #5: berry power bowl”

what’s sumner eating #4: purple power bowl

It looks my high calorie, over the top baby food mixes are paying off as our pediatrician said that Sumner’s growth was “progressing well” at our last appointment. Woot! His doctor’s appointments always cause me a bit of anxiety because no matter how well Sumner is doing, his providers seem to think that we couldContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #4: purple power bowl”

what’s sumner eating #3: peach plum crisp

This past week was a bit rough around here. After an entire month of not needing to use his g-tube, Sumner decided that solid foods are okay and that formula is not okay. He also completely changed his sleep routine. Needless to say, this mama and daddy are exhausted. Our CSA sent the most beautifulContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #3: peach plum crisp”

what’s sumner eating #2: pear walnut crumble

I never thought I’d be the kind of mom who makes her own baby food, but here we are. Every week we have 16 jars of baby food delivered from Yumi. I love that it’s 100 percent organic and freshly made each week. I also like that it inspires me to experiment with strong flavorsContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #2: pear walnut crumble”

what’s sumner eating #1: cantaloupe creamsicle

A little over three weeks ago, sweet baby boy decided that he was ready to eat solids. It was a HUGE surprise since we had been working on trying and playing in solids for the last six months with very little success. We even took about six weeks off from trying to give his coreContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #1: cantaloupe creamsicle”