Zoe has reached an uber important milestone this week. It’s so incredible that I can’t even begin to explain the mix of emotions that I am feeling. This new phenomenon in Zoe’s world will change all 3 of our lives forever more; we’ll never be the same again. Zoe’s fabulous world now includes….Rice Cereal, her very first solid food.
On Sunday at approximately 9:45 a.m. I mixed milk and rice cereal in a little glass bowl while Zoe sat eagerly in her Bumbo seat. With wiggly toes and fingers and an inquisitive look, She watched me closely as I mixed the concoction until it was perfectly smooth and creamy. The first spoon full was a bit strange for her I reckon; she squished up her little face and rolled her tongue around in her mouth. But just a hint of the rice cereal left her pining for more! Not only did she try and eat the bowl, but she took the spoon from me in an effort to start feeding herself!
Now, for the last few days Zoe has been indulging in cereal. But what makes it even more special is that now Daddy can join in the fun as he tries to feed her. In fact, just yesterday I hid around the corner to spy on the Proud Papa who made all kinds of funny noises to express HIS excitement over their newfound quality time; I totally melted inside.
Sigh. Who knew that something so simple as ground up, flakey brown rice mixed with Momma’s-good-stuff would bring so much joy!