Friday, July 8, 2011

A First Attempt

I started Caleb on solids at 4 months because he was READY.  He was a hefty little man, was eating 8 ounces per feeding, and was so interested in our food.  I remember the first attempt like it was yesterday, and it took a few tries but then he LOVED his solids. 

I have been going back and forth with the idea of solids with Mckinlee. She is so tiny, and she has seemed really content with just my breast milk. We also have her acid reflux under control, and I really do not want to stir that back up.  I was basically set on holding off solids with her until 6 months, but at 4 months the ugly 4 month growth spurt/sleep regression revealed its ugly head, and it had me second guessing myself.  I tried giving her one extra feeding a day before bed in an attempt to keep her from waking at night. It did not really work. I read that sometimes starting solids helps with this stage, and I thought I would give it a try. 

We geared up Mckinlee, camera, bumbo, and cereal and anticipated her first bite.  Lets just say little miss did not have it! She was not at all a fan of the consistency (even though it was super thin), and she kept gagging.  We probably only gave her three spoon fulls before we stopped. She was just not ready.

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However, I had to document her "first" real solid on the blog.  I have to admit that I am kind of glad she was not ready for solids. I am all about her staying little for as long as possible, and if my milk is enough to keep her happy for right now, I am happy with that. After all, solids are just a big mess anyway. 
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10 comments:

Katie said...

Haha! It does not look like Mckinlee enjoyed that very much! What a funny picture! I love her name, by the way!

Stopping by from Jenna's Journey! Adorable blog!

Joeylee said...

aww poor thing doesn't like it at all! She is adorable though and I love her name

stopping by from jennas journey

Kerry said...

Hi!! Stopping in from Jenna's challenge...we have babies of similiar age and I too have just started on a little baby cereal with fruit before 6mths just to get him used to the texture and taste of something new...It's such a fun age :) Enjoy your weekend!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel took to them like a duck to water. He was a hearty eater right from the start.

Stopping from Jenna's Journey!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel took to them like a duck to water. He was a hearty eater right from the start.

Stopping from Jenna's Journey!

Lisa said...

Stopping by from Jenna's challenge!

Awww...she is so cute. I love her faces......

Jackie Koll said...

That stage is so much fun - they just don't realize what great food is waiting for them!! Stopping by from Jennas

Linds said...

haha, I just had to laugh at those squishy faced pics where she is not having it... love watching babies grow accustomed to food :)
(found you through Jenna's commenting challenge).

~she~ said...

As long as your doctor doesn't object, I don't see anything wrong with keeping her on breast milk for a while. I nursed as much as I could...it goes so fast. Wow, it sounds like life has been busy for you! I'm two ahead of you where it comes to kids...I bet you'll catch up in a mere two years! :)

Stopping by from the commenting challenge...

Maren said...

Stopping by from Jenna's. Every mom has to take the "first solid" pictures, it's a tradition! Looking forward to reading more about your family.