We started Mason on solid food on Saturday. He was five and a half months. I had planned to wait until closer to six months to start feeding him from a spoon, but Mason had another agenda. With him being as big as he is (over 20lbs), exclusively breastfeeding 5-6x just wasn’t cutting it anymore. He was sleeping 11-12 hrs straight, but then last week started to wake after about 8hrs, and then nursed like he was starving. So, I knew it was time. Here he is, taking his first spoonfuls.
Disclosure: Please excuse my appearance. It looks as if I was having a severe anti-glamorous day. I had no idea Dan would be taping me without make-up and sloppy hair.
Now that he has started on solids, he’s back to sleeping 11-12hrs. Wohoo! He was just a hungry booger. It’s been almost a week since he started, and even though he hates it in the video, he LOVES it now. Every time the spoon gets near, he opens his mouth like a little bird. It’s so cute! We’re still just doing rice cereal and he’s taking about 2 tablespoons with breast milk, once a day. I haven’t started with the purees yet, but I plan to make all my own baby food like I did with Parker. It’s an exciting milestone to see what foods he’ll like!