Well, we did it. Bella just had her first bowl of rice cereal. And she loved it.
I mixed 1 tablespoon of cereal with 4 tablespoons of water and she ate about 3/4 of it. She got the idea right away, smacking her lips eagerly at the very first spoonful. Though she hasn’t quite caught on to opening her mouth for the spoon. She only did that a couple of times. It’s still more like she’s sucking on it. But she was lunging forward for the spoon and grabbing at it with both hands. An eager little eater.
One funny thing: I’d given her several spoonsful and dripped quite a bit on her sweater before Dom suggested maybe we should put a bib on her. Duh! That contained the mess a bit better. At least the drippings were concentrated on the bib. I forsee that laundry is going to become much more frequent now.
Pictures will be forthcoming shortly, I promise. Just as soon as Dom is able to upload them.