Thursday, October 20, 2011
Success with Solids!
Please excuse the absurdly long and unedited video, my chief editor is watching House and I am utterly useless in that department. Really, just the first 27 seconds will do the job.
I have said several times that my Momma is a genius, and that was no exaggeration. Last week, before jet setting back east for a long weekend, she discovered that Lulu liked oatmeal! As in, no crying, spitting, or fighting - she actually liked it!!! Up until this point, our journey with solid food had been quite frustrating. It upset me that Lulu didn't enjoy eating "real" food, food that I made just for her. So you can imagine the relief and excitement I felt when she ate a whole (baby-size) bowl of oatmeal and pears for me on Saturday night!
My mom always questioned why we didn't introduce cereal first. Babies are used to one texture and a relatively bland, monotonous flavor prior to the introduction of solids, so it only makes sense that a fruit or vegetable might seem gross at first. Maybe Lulu just needed some time to adjust to solids? Or maybe cereal really is the best first food for babies? I don't know the answer to that. What I do know, is that Baby #2 will be starting out with oatmeal, fo sho.