He is eating real food.
At his 4 month appointment the doctor said to me matter of fact, "He is ready for food. You should start him on cereal." and I, in my high pitched hesitant mom voice said.."uuuuhhhh don't we wait until 6 months for thaaaat?" and he said, "you can, but he's ready." and then he explained something about a study that was done that made people think that waiting until 6 months was beneficial but that when they did a bigger study they found that it really didn't matter, yada yada...
and in my head I said back to him, "NOT YET. HE WAS JUST A LITTLE BABY INFANT LIKE 2 SECONDS AGO. I AM NOT READY FOR THIIIIISSSSSS"
But in real life I just smiled at him with blank stare eyes.
So he probably knew what I was thinking.
Obviously, I just wanted my little baby to be my little baby for a wee bit longer. So after that 4 month appointment I let a month and a half go by and on a random Saturday morning finally decided we were ready.
I mixed up some rice cereal and breast milk, put a bib on him and put him in his fancy shmance high chair. I fed him while Drew Jones took photos.
He started out pretty happy to be in his seat, feeling like a big boy.
But as soon I started spooning the cereal into his mouth this happened...
He is begging me with his eyes to make it stop in that last photo.
I tried the cereal a few more times and it went this way every time. He ate maaaaybe a spoonful each feeding. Mostly he just grimaced and spit it out onto his bib and made worried baby eyes at me.
So I researched a bit and we decided to try banana's. Mushed up with some breast milk in them of course.
And he loved em. Ate those bananas up like a little champ.
I caught the tail end of it on camera.
Next up we try avocado!
Don't forget I am posting a Living Pinterest post tomorrow that you can link to!