Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Avocado Schmavocado

We gave Addy solids for the first time 2 nights ago. We originally wanted to wait till she was 6 months old, but since Jeff is leaving for sea soon, we decided to start a little early. You may ask why we wanted to wait till 6 months as apposed to the AAP and some pediatrician's recommendations. The AAP actually suggests starting solids between 4-6 months, and most pediatricians now start pushing cereal at 4 months.
This webpage explains why delaying solids is a  positive thing.

On to the fun stuff. We started Miss A on avocado instead of cereal, since avocado has actual nutritional value as opposed to cereal which has pretty much none. She didn't really like it the first night, she ate just a couple bites then refused to open her mouth. Ha ha. The second night she did MUCH better and would not only open her mouth for the spoon, but whine when I didn't get another spoonful in her mouth fast enough. Here are some pictures

First bite

This is food? I'm not too sure about this

Jeff wanted to get a close up reaction

Okay maybe it's not so bad

Nope still gross

I put the bowl down to see if she would try and feed herself, she was more interested in the camera than the food. 

I'll be updating soon with 6 month stats and all the cool new things she can do.


HOkULANi said...

oh her facial expressions are hilarious! that must of been so much fun!

Sariah said...

She is so precious! I love the faces. Hope she likes the banana better!