Sunday, September 27, 2009

First Food

At Sophie's 4 month check-up, the doctor said we could start her on cereal and baby food. He is pretty relaxed about the whole process, believing that as parents we have to decide exactly how to proceed. He did have some suggestions (like start slow, add foods one at a time, let her determine how much to eat), but said we could introduce whichever foods we wanted. I chose to wait a few days until her actual 4 month birthday, which also corresponds to our monthly Chinese meal for MIC. So in MIC's honor, Sophie's first food was RICE cereal!

I let her play with the spoon while I got the cereal ready.

She wasn't too sure about it, but didn't gag and may have even swallowed some.

Of course, we also had to give her some in the traditional Chinese way...with Chopsticks.
On a side note, a funny story about Paul. He would always look at me funny when I would mention that Sophie's first food would probably be cereal. It wasn't until recently that I found out why. In his mind cereal was the same stuff we eat. So he was trying to figure out how she was going to eat Raisin Bran and Captain Crunch.

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