Sunday, August 5, 2007

Here comes the airplane


We decided to give Caleb his first taste of real food today. Yummy yummy rice cereal. Actually, it's mostly just water with the tiniest bit of rice cereal mixed in. I put some on his tray and let him play with it. Then I dipped my finger in it and let him taste it that way. Finally I decided to give him a spoonful.

At first, he thought it was a great idea. He was totally hip to the idea of eating like a big person. Would open up super wide and everything for the spoon. But after a couple of bites, he decided it wasn't at all fun afterall. In fact, it was awful.

He hadn't eaten enough to spit it up very good. But still it dribbled out of his mouth as he started to cry.


I don't know if it was just because he couldn't sit up very well or if he really didn't want any more food, but he was totally leaning away from me as far as he could.

Brandon and I thought this next picture was just so adorable. He looked straight at Brandon with this face pleading for help. "Save me from that wretched mommy!"


We didn't want to force it on him, so once he started to fuss, I stopped feeding him. Some of it dribbled out of his mouth and onto the collar of his shirt. He stuck the collar with the food on it into his mouth and just loved it. Not surprising considering his favorite toy is his burp cloth.

We thought that since he liked eating his collar so much, that maybe he'd keep eating the food if we put it on his clothes instead of in his mouth. But not so much.


Maybe we'll have better luck next time.

7 comments:

Laura said...

Try holding him in your lap next time.

Laura said...

Try holding him in your lap next time.

Laura said...

Try holding him in your lap next time.

Laura said...

Try holding him in your lap next time.

Laura said...

Try holding him in your lap next time.

Laura said...

Why did it do it so many times?

Patti said...

That was a great blog today! I was really surprised to see so many comments posted...only to see that Laura posted the same comment again and again, which was almost as funny as the pictures of Caleb pleading for Brandon's help! Too funny from both of you!
Love Mama