Sometimes you just don’t go by the book. I had been thinking we would wait until 6 months to give Oscar anything other than breast milk. However, in the past few weeks he has been SO interested in our food and eating practices that we started to think about doing it sooner. Our Dr. gave us the green light at 4 months but we weren’t ready. Lately, I have had to increase his frequency of nursing and I constantly feel behind. It just seemed like he needed something more. So, after running through the checklist, Jerry and I decided that Oscar was ready for some cereal!
I nursed him first and then mixed the cereal with some breast milk yesterday. Bib and camera in hand, we got to feeding. I wasn’t expecting much (if any) to make it all the way to his stomach, but holy cow, you would think the boy has been eating forever! He took each and every bite with gusto, smacked it around and swallowed it. He had both arms outstretched for more while we would dip the spoon back into the bowl. So cute! He was so very into it. After he finished the whole bowl (1 tbsp of cereal/4tbsp milk) we let him play with the bowl and spoon and he was putting both of them in his mouth and having a ball. Today I tried again and he did the same thing. In fact, the only cereal that got on his bib was when I dripped it off the spoon. Anything that went in his mouth stayed there. I have one growing boy!
So the books went out the window. I’ll still wait a while for other foods, but I am glad we followed his cues and our instincts on this one! Now for the pictures!