Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mmmm, good!

At our last doctor's appointment, Dr. Shearer recommended beginning Gillian on cereal at night around three months of age. With Gillian currently going through a growth spurt and her three month birthday right around the corner, I felt last night was as good a night as any to introduce her to cereal. I also hoped the more substantial cereal would help to curb her seemingly voracious appetite as of late. We mixed a small amount of cereal (about 2 tbsp.) with 2 ounces formula. The resulting concoction was a ooey-gooey, sticky, porridge like mess!

With Gillian unsure how to actually eat her cereal, I was constantly scooping cereal off her chin, cheeks, and bib and redirecting it to her mouth. By the end of the meal, Gillian had spit out more cereal than she had consumed and I was wearing most of it. Being the quick learner that she is, Gillian discovered that blowing raspberries with a mouth full of cereal can be great fun! Her smile went from ear to ear as she repeatedly sprayed me with mouthfuls of cereal. After finishing her cereal meal, Gillian was not the only one of us that needed a bath.

Tonight we'll try again. Hopefully each night will result in a little more cereal in her tummy and a little less everywhere else.


Tracey said...

Love it!! Hope she catches on soon! :)