Hello Friends! I’m sort of back from my vacation. This is going to be a 4 day weekend, so DH and I are going to be enjoying every second together.
I just wanted to write so that it didn’t seem like I fell off the face of the earth, although it feels like I did.
Recently my baby reached a huge milestone- eating solid foods! I have to admit, I dreaded this. A lot. I’m not sure why, I suppose because of the baby books I have been reading. They drill it in your head “no solids until 6 months! If you start them early they will have so many health issues” and so on. Well, he reached 6 months 2 weeks ago and I wasn’t sure what to do.
I knew he was ready for solids because he showed several signs. He’s putting EVERYTHING in his mouth, he no longer has his tongue thrust reflex, he sits unsupported and was teething. Yesterday he got his first tooth! But mostly his poop changed. It was still exclusively breatfed poo, but I could just tell his digestive system was ready for something more. None of my books talked about this as a sign, but I know my baby and something had changed about it.
I started him on rice cereal for the first week. The next week it was mashed bananas, and this week it’s sweet potatoes. So far he just loves everything! After he tried other foods he doesn’t really like the cereal anymore. I don’t blame him though, it tastes like chalk.
Right now as I type I’m feeding him his sweet potatoes. He enjoys eating and I enjoy feeding him. I made the potatoes for him, so far I haven’t given him anything from a jar and really don’t want to. Making the food is fun!
So far the poopy diapers haven’t been a big deal. I don’t know what I was so worried about.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello to my blogging friends out there. I hope you all have been well!