Monday, September 21, 2009

Rice Cereal alla Formula

At Caleb's four month check-up today, his pediatrian told us it's time to start him on solid rice cereal. At 26 1/4 inches long he's in the 90th percentile for length, but at 14 lbs. 14 oz., he's in the 50th percentile for his weight. In other words, we need to put some meat on this boy!
So tonight I prepared a batch of warm rice cereal, scented with a dash of formula (did that sound Top Chefy enough for ya?). Caleb dined in his bumbo chair on the coffee table with his father documenting the process for all eternity. I think this picture about sums up Caleb's opinion of my culinary skills:
And really, it just went downhill from there...
Before long, he started to look rather disenchanted with the entire situation...
(Look who was really interested in Caleb's meal. I'm sure this is just the beginning of Gracie's scouting for wonderful treats from Caleb's food).
As bad as the overall 'first solid food' experience went, there was at least one shining moment.

Sorry Caleb, mama will try to make a more tasty meal next time!


  1. I mix the cereal with apple juice. She seems to like that a lot better :)

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