Thursday, November 11, 2010

A veteran's day treat

Today Henry got his first taste of solid food! I've been looking forward to and dreading this day for some time now. Looking forward to it because babies eating food is freakin' adorable and so fun and yes, messy! Dreading it because it means my baby is growing up, which he seems to be doing at lightning speed! All the baby books seem to disagree with each other on exactly when the right age is to begin solid foods. So we opted to listen to what our pediatrician told us at Henry's four month check up: start him on rice cereal at five and half months. Seemed strange but I was sure there was some method to this madness and patiently waited until Henry was exactly five and half months. It just happened to fall on Veteran's day, a day that I have off from school, yay! So this morning, after Henry's bottle, we strapped him in his infant chair (he can't quite sit up well enough for the high chair yet) and tried to feed him some good old rice cereal. The video is kind of long, sorry! Here's what happened...

video

As you can see, Henry was NOT a big fan of the cereal. I was hoping for a little bit more enthusiasm on his part but after tasting it myself, I can see why he didn't like it! Oh well, we will try again this weekend.

3 comments:

Adam and Samantha said...

what a cutie!! We just started Ava on it too, It's funny how you forget how messy it is =) I can't believe how big he is!! Ugh it goes by so fast!

Anabelle said...

Poor baby looks so pained to be eating. Love his expressions. So cute!
You need a Bumbo! It is great for feeding while he's still little, plus it's easy clean up.

Sarah said...

sam, i'm curious to see what henry's birthday buddy thinks of the rice cereal, perhaps ava can help convince henry that it's ok to eat it! anabelle, we have a bumbo but henry would rather eat the sides of it than sit up and eat food!