Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rice Cereal = Big Boy!

We've debated and debated about whether or not to start Connor on solid foods, but he's been sooo hungry lately, that it's been hard to keep up with him. He is eating almost 35 - 40 ounces a day now and doesn't even seem satisfied immediately after a feeding. All week we planned to introduce rice cereal to him on Sunday evening. I almost chickened out, as I was still not 100% convinced he was ready for it. But after reading the rice cereal directions and realizing you only put 1 tablespoon of cereal (initially) for every four ounces of breastmilk, I was convinced that he could totally handle it. Essentially we were feeding him formula with a spoon.

It went pretty well. After about 15 minutes, he started to understand the concept of opening his mouth and even would swallow if I'd leave the spoon in his mouth. We'll see what our pediatrician says on Thursday. Hopefully we don't get chastised for introducing it too soon. ;-)

And I know you're, Mr. Howard wouldn't try it. I did though - basically REALLY sweet milk.


Jen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that you have "Cypress Trees" on for the soundtrack. I love that song. What a little cutie he is trying to eat his cereal. Ellie started eating it a few weeks ago and has tried sweet potatoes and this week pears. That was pretty cute. She was a bit shocked by the sour taste, but today she had it mixed into the cereal and all was well. Yeah babies, way to be little eaters!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is the CD that you gave us at the baby shower!! We LOVE it!!! Connor and I listen to it Saturday mornings while we're cleaning the house! :-)

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