Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Rice Cereal

While we were picking blackberries and raspberries a couple of weeks ago, my sister in law Shanna asked me if I was going to start Zac on solid food soon. I said probably not for another month or two since he was only about 4 months old. Then about 2 days later I looked over at Zac while Sadie and I were eating our lunch. He was watching our EVERY move. Every time I picked up my sandwich, every time I took a drink his little eyes were following my every move. It was so funny. His little mouth was kind of opening and closing as well. So I decided to give him a tiny piece of bread. As I brought my hand toward him he pretty much grabbed it and stuck it in his mouth and ate the bread. I tried it again with the same result. So I told rob about it and we decided that if he was interested in it, we might as well start him on some rice cereal.

So a few days later, I went to the store and bought some baby rice cereal and we gave him some just a couple of days ago. He seemed to really like it!

I don't know if you can tell in this last picture, but after we fed him, his face turned a little bit red. It went away quickly though and he seemed to be fine. Then the next night we gave him some more, but this time his face turned red and there were little bumps all over wherever the cereal had touched his face. Poor guy. It went away quickly again, but we haven't given him any since then. I'm thinking that it wasn't the rice cereal that made his face red, but the formula that I mixed into it. I don't know though. We will try it again in a week or so.

Speaking of food...check out this awesome red bell pepper we got from our garden. It was yummy!


Shanna Selin said...

He is so cute! Hope he isn't allergic to a bunch of stuff

n8 and Aubrey said...

So cute! We started both our kids at 4 months. Both are kids are EATERS!!! Hope he's not allergic to it. Lindsey.. you are looking good. Way to get back in shape!