Carter got his first shot at solids on Wednesday night!
This was the face he made when I started to feed him, but then stopped to help Steven do something with the camera. Clearly, he didn't approve of the hold up.
The delectable sweet potatoes. Seriously. I ate several bites. He didn't mind.
First bite...YUM! I know some babies take one bite the first day, then a little more the next day, unsure of it all. Not Carter! He cried if we even slowed down!
So we shoveled some more yummy goodness in him!
He would grab our hands to get the spoon in if we hesitated.
We finally had to cut him off. We thought his digestive system might appreciate the entire sweet potato not going into his system on day 1 of processing solid food. Carter shot us a look that showed what showed his less-than-thrilled feeling of the potatoes going in the fridge.
Hopefully, the solids are going to be a good thing. He spent the first night passing lots of gas and pooping. I fed him a little more solids with some ground rice Thursday morning to hopefully make it a little easier to digest and to give him the day to work it through his system instead of dealing with it through the night. And I limited it a little more! One would think the child is starving!
PS: I know you're not supposed to introduce two new foods in two days...especially to a kid with allergies. But I'm working on the assumption that sweet potatoes and rice are pretty safe for Carter considering that's basically all I've eaten for two weeks...and he's been getting better. Or was...before I ate that blasted oatmeal. Hopefully, things will be clear again soon and I can introduce an avocado to my diet so he can try that next. I know we're kind of doing this in the middle of all the allergy craziness, but he was so ready for solids, it felt wrong to keep making him wait. Hopefully, this will help with the night wakings as his system gets used to it....we'll see!