Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and I'm especially grateful that I'm a new mom to the best little boy in the whole world (in my humble opinion, of course). He turns 6 months on Monday so I decided Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect time for him to have his first proper "meal." So, with grandmothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends watching (and flashbulbs flashing), Gideon ate from a spoon. It was so exciting and oh, so messy.

What was on the menu, you ask? His first meal consisted of rice cereal mixed with formula. At first he wasn't entirely sure what to do with the globby stuff in his mouth and instead of swallowing, let it dribble down his chin. Unsure what to do, I decided to teach by example and had a spoonful myself. Even though it tasted like flavorless Cream of Wheat (yuck), I smiled, told him how yummy it was and offered another spoonful. And, the rest is history -- and so was the cereal; he finished the entire bowl in record time.

I'll keep giving him the rice cereal once a day for 3 - 5 days and then try something new. Any suggestions? Peas, carrots, bananas?


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