Over the last couple of weeks our baby has eaten pieces of apple, corn, tortilla, peas, cracker, banana, sweet potato, yams, cheerios, pear, and dry leaves from the ground. We gave her everything except the leaves, which she found by herself. She still seems to prefer feeding herself by tightly grasping the item in her right hand and biting (two bottom teeth now!) or licking, but she will accept food from a spoon or from my fingers, finally! Sweet Pea shows that she's ready for more food by opening her mouth and sticking out her tongue, and then she makes funny faces as she gums the food around before swallowing, bounces in her seat a little bit, then opens her mouth for more.
At seven-and-a-half months old, she is finally truly ready to eat. Now, will I get some more sleep at night if I feed her more during the day? I've heard that this was a myth, so we shall see.
We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend and carved up a bunch of pumpkins, now I keep thinking about pumpkin pie! I can't wait for Thanksgiving this year, so much to be thankful for, plus I have a huge appetite right now since I'm still breastfeeding my 20-pound baby, and taking two walks a day to get my puppy exercise. Turkey, mashed potatoes, yams with marshmallow, green beans, and pie pie pie! It's going to be so much fun feeding Sweet Pea all the good holiday food, now that she is REALLY eating and enjoying it.