Sure, he’s been breastfed for almost six months. And we just recently mastered the art of taking milk from a bottle. But last week, at *almost* six months old, baby Paul had his first meal off a spoon.
On the menu was a very delectable jar of pureed sweet taters.
I was pretty excited to see what his reaction would be.
Would he love it and beg for more? Would his tongue be able to transition from sucking on a nipple to swallowing puree off a spoon?
Or would he turn up his nose in determined protest? (Like both of his sisters did when they were his age.)
Fortunately for me, my best friend Casey happened to be over for dinner that evening. She grabbed her camera, and I grabbed the spoon. The results? A truly priceless memory captured forever.
Paul’s First Meal (captured on film):
You guys, I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.
Overall, I’m sure it was more fun than filling. And I’m pretty confident not too much of the sweet potatoes actually made it into baby Paul’s tummy.
Since his first meal, we’ve tried a few other flavors: mashed avocado (thumbs down), pureed peaches (thumbs down), mashed banana (two thumbs up) and pureed prunes (also, two thumbs up).
What was your babies first real “meal”? Did you happen to catch it on film?
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