Maddie's been furiously sucking on her hands, even when she's just been fed and isn't tired. I had agreed with our pediatrician to hold off on solids until just before her 6 month visit, since she has a sensitive system (milk allergy). But my mother's intuition has been nagging me to offer her Oatmeal.
So that is what we did last night (and then I prayed that I wouldn't be punished for jumping the gun by some random reaction in the form of a rash, etc.).
Baby girl was skeptical and her furrowed brow was working overtime at first, as well as her expression of distaste (which she borrows from me). After a few bites, she figured out how to swallow and even started lunging at the spoon with her face, grabbing on to the high chair tray for leverage! She slays me. It was successful, overall, and this morning's repeat performance was much the same.
Please note the destruction below Robbie's chair. Dinner is sometimes a free for all when Daddy has to work late, as evidenced by this picture:
He is so quick to get down on her level and talk to her, show her a toy, or teach her new things. So precious.