Saturday, December 20, 2008

Solid Foods

The babies have been changing a LOT lately. One of the best changes is that Gary and I have stopped waking them up at night to eat. They seem to love it! They go to bed around 9:00 or 9:30 and sleep really well. Piper occasionally wakes up around 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. wanting to eat, but we just feed her a couple of ounces and put her right back in bed. Rosemary sometimes wakes up around 7:00 a.m. and wants to play, but Henry will sleep and sleep and sleep. This morning the babies didn't get up until it was time for their 8:00 a.m. morning bottle. It was great!

The babies will be 6 months on Christmas Day, and they're all eating more than 32 ounces of milk a day and still a little hungry. So, we decided that it's time for solid foods. First up, cereal.

It was pretty clear that the babies had no idea what was going on when we lined them all up in their bumbos. . . . (And yes, I did color coordinate the spoons, bowls, and bumbos -- I've never denied having OCD issues).


We usually stick with birth order, so Piper got the first few spoonfuls. Here's Piper's first bite:

And here is what Piper thought about the cereal:


And Henry was next. Here is what Henry did when he saw the spoon:

And here's Henry taking his first bite of cereal:

I had really thought that Henry would be all about his cereal, but he didn't seem to be impressed. Here is what Henry thought about his cereal:


And then we came to Rosemary. We have learned that Rosemary has a major gag reflex. It doesn't take much for her to act just like a cat trying to spit up a hairball (and that sound she makes is not far off of that hideous hacking noise). So, justifiably, we were a bit concerned about giving Rosemary anything solid. Here's her first bite:

And to our major surprise, Rosemary immediately began gumming the cereal and opening up her mouth for more!!! Here's what Rosemary thought about her first bite of cereal:

And here is Rosemary reacting to her other bites of cereal:

Here are the babies getting ready for the second round of cereal bites. Notice Rosemary's excitement. She actually started fussing while we were feeding the other babies because she was so anxious for another turn! Henry seemed to be bracing himself. . . .

As expected, we were not without some breakdowns. Henry started first.

We thought he may calm down after a bit, but no, he was out of control and started breaking stuff.

So, Henry was the first baby excused from the "table."

Piper started freaking out not long after Henry left the table.

And so Piper was excused from the table, too.

Rosemary was a sweet little girl, and never really lost her cool. She did get through eating after a while, though, and we also excused her from the table.

And how did things look after it was all done? Not too bad, considering. . . .


Amanda said...

It looks like love at first sight for Rosemary!! She's trying to jump ahead in the weight category!

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Love it! That made me actually laugh out loud!

Cathy said...

ROFL!!! I am owned by these photos. I cannot wait to hear updates -- who will love the pears? Who will spit out the squash? Oh, so much fun to come for your loyal readers!! (oh, and for y'all, too). And that's great about the babies sleeping through the night! What will you do with all that extra sleep?

Abbie said...

LOL!! That was great. I loved the "excused" for the table part.