Weird title, I know...but Chris and I were having a conversation about Ellie eating her first bowl of rice cereal the other day. And how weird it must be to nurse for six months straight, only to have your mom put you in a tall chair and start giving you things that have lots of different tastes and smells?!
This little lady seemed quite into it!! Here are some of the pictures from her first bowl of rice cereal. She isn't quite six months, but only a week away. I have been slowly unpacking and organizing all of my spoons and supplies from Bradley to start feeding Ellie. Everything had been washed and was ready for baby #2. I think I was just sad about starting solids. I feel like the time of me nursing her has gone by so quickly, and now we start a new chapter. I know, I am getting overly mushy about some mush...haha!
She has had rice cereal and she also tried bananas for the first time. Both things were a hit, and we are off and running! So far I have just been offering one "meal" a day, either in the morning or evening. Whenever I can fit it into our daily routine.
She is also slowly learning how to use her sippy cup! I can't believe how quickly they grow and change. I will fill it with water (which she mostly spits out) or breast milk. She is figuring out how to get it to her mouth and get a few sips. I think it still surprises her when she actually gets a mouth full of milk!
In my preparation for Ellie eating solids, I have been making A LOT of baby food. I already have a large stash of bananas, pears, sweet potatoes, avacados, and this weekend we picked peaches. There is nothing as amazing as picking peaches right off the tree on Saturday, and pureeing them for your baby on Sunday. That is fresh!!
I have to cook the peaches and the pears for Ellie. She can start eating them raw at seven months. I am addicted to the Super Baby Food book. I used it with Bradley, and I have pulled it back off the shelf. It is filled to the brim with a wealth of information on making baby and toddler food.