Monday, February 13, 2012


It's funny how different things are the 2nd/3rd time around. When Kaden had his 4-month appointment and got the "ok" for cereal, I think I stopped at Target for some on the way home and we tried it that night. It seemed so much more exciting to give him "real" food! We got the "ok" for cereal at the girls' 4-month appointment at the end of January, but I really didn't feel a rush to start it. Our pediatrician told us that people tend to rush the use of foods, and that they don't even really need it for anything besides practicing to eat later on. In fact, she said we could just do cereal from now until 6 months and that would be just fine. We might introduce some veggies more towards 6 months, but I don't feel the urgency to shove food down their mouths. Anyways.... we tried cereal for the first time last week. It seems wrong to call it cereal. I mean, it was pretty much just breastmilk with a little cereal mixed in there, it was so soupy. But needless to say, it was food for them. They weren't quite sure how to handle it. Most of the cereal ended up on their bibs. Makenna seemed to do better with it- go figure- the chubby one likes it! :) I tried it again a few days later and they seemed okay with it and maybe even each swallowed a few bites. We'll try it a few times a week before they go to bed and see how it goes. For now, I'm not rushing it, though. We're doing enough with training these girls right now (another post on that soon).

Getting ready- with big brother sneaking in the picture of course.

Makenna's reaction

Maya's reaction

The "after" faces

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