Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bring on the food!

Ahhh – the good ol’ days.  When life was as simple as your food choices – and your only food choice was a bottle……

But no more!  A few weeks ago, Mike officially added cereal to his diet!  At the time, that only made the forth thing he has digested (the first three being breast milk, pedialyte, and formula).

So here it is.  Our big moment.  The first meal with a spoon.  Mix up a little of the rice cereal in a bowl.  Heat it up just a tad.  Sit Mike in his bumbo seat.  Have the camera armed and ready.  Everything is set.  “Are you ready Mike?”  And his reaction was…

What the ??!?!!!?!

“Hey!  Wait a minute!  I can’t gulp this stuff down!”  But we convince him that rice cereal is good and he will most certainly like it.  He decides to try the first spoon full…

Cereal is not to bad! Then the second spoon full…

 

Yummy!

And before long, he was eating like a pro!  Of course, he wants to grab the spoon (I can hear the “I can do it myself!” in my future…) and he has a strong desire to grab the cereal bowl (I’m sure to mash his hands in it – or possibly pour it over his head).  But so far, we have averted those disasters. 

Since then, we have tried a couple of other things.  Namely, carrots (which will get a post of its own!) and oatmeal.  Oatmeal may be his favorite thing so far.  Or at least it’s the only food where he bangs his hands on the tray wanting more!  And amazingly enough, he is a pretty neat eater.  We were expecting as much on his bib as what he swallowed.  But after the first few tries, he got it down pat – and all with a minimal mess!

Is there cereal on my face?  Does anybody see this cereal on my face?

1 comment:

Jo-Ann said...

Oh my gosh that first picture is priceless!

Have fun experimenting with different foods! I loved watching their faces when they would get a new taste. So fun!