Friday, April 12, 2013

Starting solids AKA Sweet potato raspberries AKA We love breastfeeding

Since our little baby is already 6 whole months old (!), it's time to start the whole solid food thing.  The person most excited about this was actually Noah.  He often asks if she can eat what we are, and was very happy when we said she could start eating some baby food.  He did a great job helping to feed her her first taste of cereal:

Since then we have also tried pears and sweet potatoes, but I've got to say she isn't a huge fan.  (And she also has thrown up about an hour-ish later just about every time.  Any other mommies had this happen?  Is her tummy not quite ready yet?)

At this point Noah asked her, "Do you want to be excused GirlBaby?"

Then before the next time we tried sweet potatoes she learned a great new trick that helped her out:

I've still been trying to give her a little bit every couple days, but she just isn't as excited about it as Noah was when he started solids:

This has turned out to be one of those first baby vs. second baby things.  With the first baby you are so excited that they have reached a milestone and get to add this very exciting thing to your day.  With the second baby you think, "here is one more thing to add to my day and more dishes to clean, and I'm not sure I want them to be growing up that fast." :) 
A huge shout-out to breastfeeding: no prep, no mess, and everyone is happy.  Plus they don't call it "liquid gold" for nothing.  Yup, we love it! 

1 comment:

  1. What a cutie!

    I'd be a little worried about throwing up pretty much every time...but then again, I'm a worrier when it comes to food. ;) Is she eating a lot? She could be throwing up because she's extra full, especially if she nurses right after. Pears, sweet potatoes, and rice are usually very easy to digest, though. Gerber rice cereal has soy products in it, which is a common allergen. You could try Beechnut rice cereal. They're cheaper, anyway. :) But hopefully it's just something she'll grow out of.