I'm not sure that I was entirely ready for it. Here are some of my reservations: I was hoping to have her be mainly breastfed until she was 6 months old. I feel like we've just barely gotten the hang of breastfeeding and she is already wanting to branch out. Eating solid foods means that she doesn't need me as much. Breastfeeding is cheaper than baby cereal.
But I guess I'll just have to get over those reservations because she loved it!
It will make it easier to leave her with a sitter and she won't want to eat quite as often and will hopefully sleep better.
There are a lot of benefits, but still, I don't like to see my baby girl growing up.
Andrew was super excited for Rachel to start on solids. He wanted to try her pablum but I was going to mix some milk in with it so, as a special request, I stirred some up with some water for him to try before I added the milk. Having passed his taste test, we were ready to feed Rachel. We got her all seated and bibbed and then I showed Andrew how to do it. They were having a great time together, playing airplane, spilling food all over, and over all just having a great time.