Yesterday was Elliott’s very first meal. A delicious bowl of rice cereal. We were planning on starting her on solids when she turned 6 months, but she’s just been increasingly interested in what Ryan and I are eating: reaching for our food, slapping at our forks while we’re trying to eat and staring at us during meals. So we broke down and borrowed some baby rice cereal from our dear friends John and Jena (who had us over for a DELICIOUS dinner of Cafe Rio quality).
and she ate it like a champion; she got most of it in her mouth.
Today we tried again, with a little thicker consistency. We got out her high chair, and buckled her in. It was a momentous occasion! Her very first meal sitting up in a chair! She devoured the first tablespoon’s worth, and ate a second helping! Although, she didn’t quite grasp the concept of a spoon. She kept grabbing it while I was feeding her and trying to hold it in her mouth, sucking furiously on it. When I’d take it away to put more food on it, she’s look at me like, “Do you want me to eat or not? Why do you keep taking the weird bottle away from me?” It was the best. She is the best, and worth every baffling moment.
As far as poops are concerned, she’s getting weird. She has never been an everyday pooper, but for the last few months she’s been going 5-10 days between a bowel movement. Then she’ll have tiny poop farts for a couple days and then poop the next day, but it’s really thick dark green poop, like clay patties, and then immediately after she has a normal, mustardy, seedy baby poop. The pediatrician didn’t seemed concerned, but I’m baffled. Any ideas? Again, I’m baffled.