Today at Carter’s 4 month appointment our doctor told me we could start giving him solid foods. I had read most babies are ready for food to be introduced somewhere around 4-6 months. But I was shocked for some reason. Initially I felt like I wasn’t ready for Carter to start eating foods and didn’t want to do it. Then I went back to work and thought about it throughout the day. The more I thought about it, the more excited I got to try it out.
I picked Carter up from daycare and stopped at the store to get some baby food. I plan to make his food, but I haven’t looked up recipes yet, so I figured I’d just buy some to start out. The doctor said to start with vegetables, so I picked up sweet potatoes, squash, peas, green beans, and carrots.
Our doctor said when we put the spoon in his mouth he may not be interested. If that were to happen, just stop. Part of me thought that was what would happen. In my mind the whole ordeal was going to be extremely messy. We laid a towel down on the chair, put a bib on Carter and got ready. We decided to feed him sweet potatoes.
I put food on the spoon and offered it to Carter. He licked the food off the spoon and swallowed it. I was surprised! I assumed he would spit it back out or not be interested. He was loving it! After a while we switched off and it was Ty’s turn to feed him. Ty wasn’t quite as quick feeding him and Carter made it known! While Ty was refilling the spoon, Carter would cry. When the spoon touched his lips again, the crying ended.
All in all, the sweet potatoes were a great success. I can’t believe our baby is old enough to eat food! Today was the beginning of an interesting journey for our family and I will enjoy every moment.