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4/25/2010

Solids...

After our last pediatrician visit we were most excited to try Bailey on some solid foods! We waited for her 6:00 feeding (before we put her to bed) so that we would have the time and energy to really work with her. We started her off with her bottle and then swapped her to the rice cereal after she had taken about half of her bottle.

She wasn't too sure about the whole solids thing at first. It took her a while to realize that she had to actually open her mouth for the spoon. Once she did finally open her mouth she kept spitting the cereal out and putting her hands in the way.
But, as with all things baby, patience paid off in the end! She finally started to get the hang of it and did what I think was a very good job for her first time eating solids!
In the end I think she was pretty pleased with her first taste of rice cereal! I know Craig and I were proud of how well she did!
Over the last couple of days she's gotten even better at the whole solids thing! She now will eagerly open her mouth when the spoon comes her way. She's spitting less of the cereal out and has even finished all that's in the bowl. She's also done well tolerating the changes we've made in the consistency of the cereal (we are gradually making it thicker each time). We plan to give the rice cereal a couple of weeks before branching out even further to fruits and veggies! Can't wait!

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

She is sooo cute! I LOVE the first picture! hahaha

Laura said...

I love this series! What a cutie!

Holly said...

How exciting! I can't wait!