october 28th mary had her first taste of rice cereal. she wasn't too sure about it at first and was probably wondering why i was feeding her breast milk from a spoon. (i made her first sampling very thin.) she has since had it a few more times and seems to be getting the hang of it. she also enjoys it a little thicker and isn't having any texture issues. we haven't made this into any sort of daily routine but it is helping her to learn to eat with a spoon. it's a challenge at times, though, as she likes to keep her hands in her mouth, eat her bib, and try to grab the spoon to do it herself. it's definitely not a clean adventure.
i am certain we got more on her face and bib than in her mouth!