Monday, September 10, 2012

First solid food!

Dear Elliot,
I was trying to wait as close to the six-month mark as possible before starting you on solid food, but you are showing all the signs of being ready (sitting on your own, reaching for food like crazy, weighing in at over 20 pounds), so we decided to whip up a little meal of yummy sweet potatoes and breast milk and see what you thought...

Well, contrary to what your face in the middle picture may lead you to believe, you loved it!

You were so happy about it you didn't know what to do with yourself. You kept reaching both hands out for more and kicking your legs all over the place in excitement. It was so hilarious and fun to watch.

I seriously can't believe you are old enough to be sitting in a high chair and eating food. How did this happen so quickly? Where has my little baby gone??

To top everything off, you slept through the night (well from 9:30 to 5:30) for the first time last night. Not gonna lie, I kind of missed our middle of the night nursing sesh! I love love love seeing you grow up and meeting all these milestones, but I am having a hard time with so many changes happening at once! 

We were reading one of my favorite books this morning, The Runaway Bunny. I teared up as soon as we got to this part:

"If you become a bird and fly away from me," said his mother, "I will be a tree that you come home to."

I know you won't be flying away on your own anytime soon, but just the thought of it is already hard to think about. I hope you know you'll always be my little baby, no matter how big and old and independent you get.

I love you so much,


Catherine W said...

Aw he's just gorgeous - so bright and alert. I love the photograph of Elliot reaching for the spoon! I LOVE weaning (probably because I love eating myself) and watching their little faces when they taste something for the first time.

And you'll always be the strong, beautiful tree for your son to fly back to. No matter how big and independent and grown up he gets. He'll know where he is so very loved.

Hope's Mama said...

Oh starting solids is one of my most favourite milestones. I think because mama likes her food so much. So much fun - enjoy it all!

Andrea said...

How fun! He looks like he enjoyed it so much! I can't wait to start my Eli on solids. I am waiting a little longer until he is sitting (like you) and also because of the GI issues he had at birth...just to be safe :) I remember how fun this was with my girls--I am so excited to do it again!

Vicky said...

Oh my, where does the time go? He is delightfully adorable.

Crystal said...

I know I sound like a broken record but I just can't get over how cute he is!!!

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