This morning when I sat down to eat my oatmeal, Sophia started screaming. She stared at my spoon going from my bowl to my mouth with great reproachful eyes. She’d just nursed so she wasn’t hungry…. or was she?
I mushed up a piece of strawberry from Bella’s bowl and put it in her mouth. She gobbled it off the tip of my finger and searched for more. I gave her more and then more. i mushed up a blueberry from my bowl. Down it went. I gave her an uneaten crust of bread from Bella’s plate. Finally, Sophia was happy. She gummed at the bread and when it fell into pieces, she chased the pieces around the tray of the highchair and picked them up daintily between thumb and finger.
I haven’t been pushing solid foods, just giving her little bites now and then when I’ve got food in hand that she might be interested in. The other day, though she lunged at the banana I was peeling for Bella and took a gummy lick off the top. And then went back for more. I guess whether I’m ready or not, Sophia is eating solid foods.