We held out on baby food until Emerson made it to the 6 month mark. Green beans were a great success on our very first attempt. Based on her dislike of the rice cereal, I was worried she might be difficult when it came time to try new things. As you can see, she enjoyed the beans very much (not quite as much as mom though).
After last night’s triumph, I expected smooth sailing in the eating department. Wrong. Tonight was nothing but tribulation. I got out the green beans, vroomed them up to her mouth and she opened wide just like the night before. One difference – instead of beans going in, milk shot out. We’re talking projectile, everywhere. I assumed it was a coincidence that she hurled in the same moment the spoon touched her lips. After cleaning her up, I tried again. Just like the first time, she gagged and spewed just after tasting the beans. At this point I wasn’t sure if I should be worried or frustrated. I decided maybe she would like some variety and tried bananas. Unfortunately the bananas yielded exactly the same results as the beans. At this point Emerson is covered in stinky, sticky, stale milk and we moved on to the bath portion of the night. I’m still stumped as to what would have caused this. She’s happy and without a temperature so I’m going to accredit the strange reaction to her 6 month shots and the fact that she’s cutting teeth. I can only hope tomorrow is better!