Back at the end of June when Lucas was about 5 1/2 months, we gave him his first tastes of "real" food. This kid loves to eat! Mario says he definitely a Mammina!!! Haha!
This first video was his first taste of banana. I put a little piece in the mesh food feeder...In case you can't tell what that is, it's a little contraption the baby can (kindof) hold himself in order to suck on the food through the mesh. This way, he can't choke on the little bits. It was given to us as a gift when Anthony was born, but I think we only used it a couple of times with him. This will probably be the only time it gets used with Lucas too...not totally practical, but cute, nonetheless.
This second video is Lucas' first bites off the spoon. The food of choice here is organic brown rice cereal mixed very thinly with some of my milk. (Mario thinks that sounds pretty nasty, but babies really like the stuff). He doesn't know what to do with it right at first, but he pretty much gets the hang of it by the time the bowl is empty.
And seriously, now this kid is a total champ when it comes to food! Tonight, for example, (at 7 months) he ate a whole bowl full of zucchini mixed with peas and rice cereal. Then he still seemed hungry, so he proceeded to eat an entire banana!!! THEN he nursed!!! The kid loves to eat! Now if he didn't just burn all those calories right off with his "army" crawl, we'd be in good shape in the weight department. :)