Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Solids

We started Emme on solids the day of her 4-month checkup, because the doctor thought she was ready. We began with sweet potatoes, at her recommendation.

The first time we tried it, she didn't quite know what to do with the food in her mouth.



{Emme's very first bite of solid food}

{It's so funny to spit it all out!}

{Help, my parents are trying to poison me!}

{Ha ha, now you have to bathe me! Take that, Mom and Dad.}

But after a week or so, I couldn't get the spoon to her mouth fast enough! She would do this adorable shake thing, and try to grab the spoon with her hand to get it to her mouth faster. And she figured out that opening her mouth expedited the whole process.


{Helping the spoon to her mouth}

Now we've tried a few more varieties of foods, and most of them she really likes. She even makes an "mmmm" sound when she's eating something she likes, which is super cute. There are only a few things she doesn't love, like bananas:

{Yuck! Give the bananas back to the monkeys, mom!}

Emme's Yum List:
Sweet potatoes
Applesauce
Squash
Prunes
Mixed Whole Grain/Rice Cereal

Emme's Gag List:
Carrots
Peas
Bananas

Now when we set Emme in her bumbo on the table with us while we eat dinner, it's like she knows what spoons and food are. She'll follow your fork with her eyes all the way from your plate to your mouth, like she's saying "gimme some already!" Ha ha! It makes us feel a little bit bad that we can't share our grown up food with her just yet. In a few months maybe!

3 comments:

Emily Heizer Photography said...

Hee hee! So cute! She's got a sweet tooth already by that list! Ha! She's so cute in the first video- she already opens her mouth within the first few bites for the spoon! Smart girl!

I don't blame her on the bananas... I hate them too!

cydandcody said...

The bananas could be good if they didn't have that ascorbic acid or whatever it is in them that makes them sour. I always mashed up my own plain bananas and my babies loved it.

rach said...

OH HOW I LOVE THAT GIRLY SHE HAS THE CUTEST LITTLE PERSONALITY!