Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hayden Starts Solids

**Copied and pasted from my other blog**

This weekend last year, Mr. h and I were in New Jersey so I could have cervical surgery in order to be able to carry Hayden to term. I wrote about it HERE, if you'd like to go back and read it. One full year later, Hayden is thriving and doing wonderfully and eating big boy food! He turned 6 months old on Thursday, March 1st. I think he was ready a couple weeks ago to start solids but I wanted to wait til he was a full 6 months old to introduce other foods besides milk. He may have been ready but his momma was not. My baby is growing up so fast!

My mom bought him some rice cereal a couple months ago. His pediatrician said it okay for him to eat it but that it wasn't necessary so we weren't in any rush. But on Thursday he got his first taste and since this is a food blog, I thought I'd share his first food experience with you all. Here goes!

Day 1: Excited to be sitting in his high chair, but has no idea what is to come.

I let him pick the color of his bowl then Daddy and I took turns feeding him with his new spoon that Michelle of One Ordinary Day got for him. Isn't it great? You can get one from Lisa Leonard Designs. Thank you Michelle!

It started off okay, but he really was not a fan of the rice cereal mixed with milk.

Day 2: My mom came over to feed him and Hayden was still not impressed, as you can see. We decided to try a little banana puree since he likes to gum on and lick chunks of banana. He really didn't take to it either, I think because of the texture.

So we mixed the two together and he seemed to like that better.

Then he got silly and started making this face which made us laugh so he kept doing it. He's such a ham.

Day 3: We tried a slice of mashed banana with the rice cereal again yesterday and in return I got plenty of this:

He may have stuck his tongue out in disgust after every bite, but he ate it all!

Today, Mr. h fed him, which meant half of it wound up on him rather than in his mouth, but he finished up that bowl too! We'll continue with the rice and banana for a few more days before trying new foods, but so far so good. Pears are next on the list.

Thanks for letting me share Hayden's first foods with you all. This is just the beginning of all the excitement :-).

"Star of Mommy's Blog"- could not be more true.


sapphireblue said...

Oh my gosh! He's so cute!!

The Nanny said...

Oh, my god, Monica, he is just so precious. I am so happy for all of you. xoxo