last week, one week and one day before her six month birthday, we gave georgia her first taste of solid food! it was so fun. i had planned on waiting until her 6 month birthday to make the leap, since she is solely breastfed right now, but her sleeping situation has been less than adequate so i went ahead and started some solids in hopes it would help in the sleeping department (which i think it has!). g's first meal consisted of sweet potatoes. yummy. she looooved em. i decided to skip rice cereal and oatmeal all together for now and am planning to introduce that when she's a little older - maybe 7-8 months. a lot of my friends and family have had issues with their babies getting a bit "stopped up" once they started on the grains so i'm hoping to wait until her digestive system is a bit more "ready." so sweet potatoes it was. and i'm making all of my baby food right now (but will have to research some different brands for when we are out and about - mamas, any suggestions?), and let me tell you it's kind of addicting. i have to be careful or we will have enough baby food to feed a small army. it's so so fun!
we are starting on 2 meals a day - 1 an hour after her first bottle (around 8 am) and 1 an hour before (around 6 pm) bedtime. i'm hoping to move her to three solids a day by the time she is 7ish months old (with bottles all in between).
since we've taken the plunge, G has tried sweet potatoes, avocados (took her awhile to warm up to these) and squash. i'm thinking of trying a ripe banana later this week! if any of you mamas have any other suggestions for first foods to try let me know! for now here are some pictures of her first encounter with food. they make me laugh because she looks so tired in some. being a baby is hard work, ya know?!